June 14, 2011
Catholic Memorial School senior John Gorman has been named the Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year. He is CM’s first baseball player to receive such recognition. The Gatorade Player of the Year Program, which dates to 1985, recognizes “America’s elite high school student-athletes” for their academic achievement, athletic prowess and strong character. Statewinners are also considered for National Player of the Year recognition. Most recently, CM soccer phenom Will Donovan ’10 earned recongition as a nominee for the Massachusetts award.
John Gorman has also been named the #50 pick for the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. The Red Sox picked Gorman as their last pick in the draft on June 8.
December 31, 2009
Well it is almost 2010 can you believe it? The decade of the 00′s went by so fast that it is hard to believe what has happened over the past 10 years. From September 11th to the Gulf War & Afghanistan, from George Bush to Barack Obama, from Loserville to a Decade of Dominance in Boston sports. It makes you wonder what the next 10 years will bring.
When the decade began no one ever heard of Facebook or Twitter. Texting was primitive at best, and difficult. ParkwayBoston wasn’t even a word and most people still read the newspaper.
In 1999, “Wait til next year” was the expression most spoken when referring to Boston sports, since then the Red Sox won 2 World Championships, the Patriots have 3 Super Bowls, and the Celtics raised banner 17. Even the Bruins have been making a go of it lately.
Ten years ago Theo Epstein had just graduated from law school, Tom Brady was getting ready to lead Michigan in an Orange Bowl Victory, Coach Bill was a Defensive Coordinator in New York and Rondo had just started high school.
Here we are at the dawn of a new decade and it will be interesting to see what will be different. Will the print media become obsolete? Will tweeting become a fad, or the norm? Will there be a Middle Eastern Perestroika? Will the US be hit again? Will the Bruins win the Cup? Will there be a new Mayor in Boston?
Let us know what you think.
April 16, 2009
It’s still somewhat cold outside. I’ve seen the sun infrequently. While the weather is telling one story the calendar is telling a different one. New hope arises when we leave March and begin April. This was one of the worst winters in recent memory. I, like all of you, am ready, willing and able to bid good riddance to another arctic winter.
As you know I am a self proclaimed fair weather fan in the truest sense of the term. In fact I dedicated my inaugural article to baseball, beer and eighty degree days (http://www.parkwayboston.com/?p=13). Spring means many things to many people. For me it means the prospect of nice weather and more importantly the start of the Sox season.
Each spring I still get the inevitable optimism that the Sox can win it all…again. It was only a few short years ago I wouldn’t have been able to use the term “again”. It was a few short years ago that having this happy-go-lucky optimism was nothing more than a fool’s errand. In fact the “this is the year” mentality was becoming something of a national joke. Read more
April 6, 2009
Everyone dig deep and help Team Joyce Kilmer Upper School as they Rally Against Cancer with John Lester and the Jimmy Fund. The team has been formed for RJ Agostinelli, a 5th grade student at the Kilmer School, who is battling Leukemia. The team is currently in third place trailing by approx. $3,100.00. The money raised goes directly to the Jimmy Fund and the winning team will have the privilege of having John Lester from the Red Sox, a cancer survivor himself, come to the school for the day.
Please help them out for this great cause. Go to their website. The team leader is Robyn Weiser.
Come on Parkway, let’s get them to their goal. Thank you in advance for any help with this.
November 18, 2008
Congratulations to the Red Sox 2nd baseman on his MVP win today…Manny who? Not a bad sophmore slump? The 2007 AL Rookie of the Year beat out his teamate Kevin Youkilis (3rd Place) in voting with 16 first place votes, edging Justin Morneau (2nd place) of the Twins by 60 overall votes.
October 1, 2008
You really don’t appreciate the comfort of a bed until you’ve spent a week on the couch. You see that’s where I spent the bulk of my sleepy time since the release of my last article. Winter came early up on Bellevue Hill.
It brought be back to my days in college where I never got kicked off campus for a week and had to crash at a buddy’s “off campus” apartment. Think that’s bad my roommate never got kicked off twice. He must’ve thought it was a competition. If you have to inquire why either one of us got kicked off you must’ve been a commuter student.
Nevertheless the MLB playoffs are finally upon us. From my perspective it’s been an uncomfortable season for a Sox fan to say the least. I think Dice K’s season provides a suitable metaphor for the Sox in general. Watching Dice K pitch was like pulling teeth. He had you convinced that he was delivering another subpar performance yet he’d get the win pitching every batter to a full count and loading the bases every inning. At least that’s what it seemed like to me. Read more
October 1, 2008
Well here it is October and again the Red Sox are in the playoffs, getting ready to defend thier 2007 World Series Championship. Who would have thought not so long ago that our lovable Red Sox (the bums as my father-in-law refers to them) would be a powerhouse team in baseball and a borderline, dare I say it D word!
It is amazing to think that the Red Sox have been in 5 of the last 6 post seasons and 7 of the last 11 with 2 World Series Championships to go along with it. What do you think the Sox will do? Take this weeks poll and let us know, and let us know what you think of the late starts (10pm tonight and 9:30pm Friday)!
July 30, 2008
No, no, no, this isn’t a tribute article to my favorite androgynous 80′s hair band. Hold on a second…is the guy on the right giving the thumbs up sign while holding a cigarette? Talk about multi-tasking. Sweeeet.
My extremely well thought out title choice was made because I can no longer sit idly by while the Manny Ramirez saga plays out. I’m apprehensive about giving this foolishness anymore attention that it has already received, but this guy has been out of line way too many times for me to ignore this issue any longer.
As you know the line between Manny Hater and Manny Lover is distinct. You don’t find many a Sox fan straddling the fence when it comes to Manny Ramirez. I started as a huge fan of Manny’s back in late 2000. Read more
July 11, 2008
Our secondary plan became an afternoon cookout at my campsite…you know, at the base of the Bellevue Hill water tower. We figured rain or shine we could have a few brews, a few laughs and some vittles cooked by yours truly.
Little did I know that I would have a guest to my little get together that, while not officially invited, I would welcome to my house anytime.
Truth be told I didn’t even see this guest as it entered the house. I was trying to organize food and drink orders for adults and children and this magnificent guest flew right under my radar. Read more
July 7, 2008
WRMS and The Jimmy Fund teamed together on June 19th for a fundraiser with a definite hometown team feel. The event took place at Game On! next to historic Fenway Park. The non-profits collaborated to host a fun event and raise money for two great causes.
West Roxbury resident and WRMS Board Member, Janet Bakas had the idea of “Pitching In” to support our neighborhood business district as The Jimmy Fund’s ongoing mission to battle cancer.
The night entailed an auction, comedians, baseball raffle items, Steve Slyne’s scratch ticket board, bagpiper Brian Carey, DJ & great food. Marianne Sullivan, from Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC in Boston, not only “pitched in” as our auctioneer for the evening, but also donated a beautiful sterling silver jewelry set and box for the fundraiser. Over 125 people attended and everyone left with a good feeling of raising over $15,000 for the two organizations.
WRMS and The Jimmy Fund wish to thank our Pitching In Committee: Janet Bakas, Mimi Connolly, Kerry Egan, Danielle Matthews, Megan McGough, Kathy Rotchford, Karl Stier, Kevin Walsh, Joni Walter, Tim West, Maryann Williams & Julie Woodall. We also wish to thank all our sponsors, donors, board members and volunteers who Pitched In to make this event such a great success!