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RIP Pumpsie. https://t.co/imAOZYXTvr

"Dirty Water" checks in at #7, while "New York, New York" is #10. The winner - "Cleveland Rocks" by the Presidents of the United States of America. https://t.co/UQluHafjlq

Yankees aren't offering us any deals on tickets for 8/2, so we're thinking of a viewing party in Manhattan. Stay tuned.....

From Dick Flavin, 58-time Emmy Winner, seven-time Oscar winner, and an owner of twelve Grammy Awards. Memo to Dick's publicist -- we'll be running those numbers past our fact checker. https://t.co/h8JrCqxulf

Groundbreaking is later this week. Looks great. https://t.co/NnyeiD40FR

John Sterling to miss first game in thirty years.

Wishing the very best to Big Papi, who is reportedly making progress following his second surgery. https://t.co/h7hYsHXYyn

Testing......

Jimmy Kimmel interviews Brock Holt's son....who seems to have grown a beard. And acquired quite a vocabulary. https://t.co/YagOGfQYQJ

Uggh.....Let's throw strikes, boys! https://t.co/XEHYKvHPu1

Sox have now lost eight of their first ten games. Glass half-full take on things -- it's akin to losing the opener in football. Yankees no great shakes either, but at least they've limited the damage to 4-4. https://t.co/15yZCsjvN5

The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain https://t.co/A2lyff7pvk

We have moved the location of the next BLOHARDS' luncheon on 5/31 across the street to the Vanderbilt Suites in the Met Life Building. Details next week on how to make reservations and buy tickets.

Last Thursday's game was a blast with the outfielders mic'd up. Here is Mookie Betts discussing fatherhood. https://t.co/ZfQyOi7K2d

Tape delay telecast of today's Sox-Nats game (Sox are down 3-0 in the 2nd) will be shown on MLB Network starting at 4 p.m. Scherzer for the Nats, Betts and Benintendi... https://t.co/tE4ZGfhiTP

Full marks to the Globe for using the real estate usually filled by Nick Cafardo's Baseball Notes column for personal tributes from his colleagues who often became housemates and roommates during a baseball season. This is really great stuff and... https://t.co/zV6kilGd4b

Alex Cora was terrific in taking about Nick Cafardo today. In six minutes he made us realize how fortunate we all were (Alex included) to have had Nick in our lives. Also how blessed the Sox, Sox fans, and baseball are to have Alex Cora representing... https://t.co/8oLgVwBvg2

The BLOHARDS loved reading everything Nick Cafardo wrote for all these years and mourn his passing. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends, many of whom have eloquently written about what a lovely man he was. https://t.co/plvLeaffz4

Nick Cafardo is right. Baseball needs to do something about the tanking. AL has five non-tanking teams, which means ten Sox opponents who would be thrilled with 77-85. Bad situation. https://t.co/g3j7FNDm8H

Good luck. Better hope there are teams that didn't watch the September and October games. https://t.co/FhpmSHfSJO

Eovaldi will be back. Good signing. https://t.co/nwJPDxspaN

Dodger Stadium more dangerous than you'd think. A Giants' fan was left beaten and brain damaged after a post-game assault on Opening Day 2011. https://t.co/AkTQr86OvE

Price decides not to opt out. He was a great story in the WS, but let's face reality here -- there wasn't a long line of bidders for four years of a 33-year-old pitcher at $33 million per. https://t.co/uJyoCAjjhj

Good parade. Cora gets off dig at Yankees -- "We score 16 at Yankee Stadium...suck on it." Four Bloody Marys at breakfast will do that. Whipping up the rivalry to sell travel packages to the games in London. https://t.co/CTigzckYpc

Sox parade is currently being televised live on the MLB Network. Or livestream it by hitting the link below. https://t.co/xU7fgTqFCD

The right man for our times. https://t.co/qfi0XDh8Ic

Just one more year of $18.6 million to Pablo Sandoval Estadísticas. Thanks again, Ben Cherington. Kimbrel looked like an old 30....stuff in that beard from a meal with Dick Radatz. https://t.co/K4w4BCRyVV

Red Sox exercise Sale's team option for 2019. Nunez exercises his player option and skips free agency. Price holds a $31 million player option. Eovaldi, Kelly, Kimbrel, Pearce (keep him), and Kinsler (not so much) are all free agents. https://t.co/VWMOSeFeaT

Chris Sale was the first pitcher to throw the first and last pitches of a World Series since Orel Hershiser in 1988 (courtesy of Ben Lyons).

Use the URL below, and the BLOHARDS get a piece of the action from Fanatics. Will help us... https://t.co/zkn7HJp7Tt

"Once again, the Red Sox are the masters of the first two decades of a new century. What comes over the next eight is somebody else’s problem." https://t.co/xB9WVtsLjZ

Loved that the Sox didn't fool around, even up 5-1. Bring in Sale, lights-out. Managers from generations past got out ahead of their skis and were thinking who should be on the field when they won (e.g. Buckner). Cora... https://t.co/Qd67YH9FXs

Parade will be Wednesday starting at 11 a.m.. There will be duck boats. Same rules as for the Quincy 4th of July parade -- no alcohol or weapons allowed. https://t.co/uWwdRsWmvy

If you're buying swag anyway, use this link, and the BLOHARDS get a kickback. And if you write in PUMPKIN, you get a discount. Hey, all the better to pay for our new website. What a season! https://t.co/jAsRhwxpeW

Looks as though Toronto paid Red Sox 1/2 of Steve Pearce's salary just to to take him.

Will be spending the week buying people drinks with the Game 6 (and hotel, transportation) refunds. Might dress as Manny Machado on Halloween - will step on people's feet all night but won't be in any hurry to do so. https://t.co/Nr1IqDRjFh

Our first luncheon of next season will be on May 31, 2019. We actually have some big-name guests booked already. And I'm thinking the names will only get bigger. Stay tuned to this space for... https://t.co/VQRlwJribd

Terrific season. We'll be looking back on this one for a long time, not just for the 108 wins but for the contributions by all 24 players not named Kinsler. 11-3 in postseason vs. Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers ain't shabby. 2004 team had characters;... https://t.co/qsiBRWQ4sa

Kids, it was not an infection from a navel ring. Gastrointestinal distress after all. Must have been a doozy. Calls to mind Dan Haren thanking both his wife and Imodium in his MLB retirement speech. https://t.co/UcdmPhBaBn

BLOHARDS will be gathering for GAME 2 (Wednesday) at Foley's in NYC. First pitch 8:09, we'll begin infield practice at 7:30 sharp. Foley's, 18 West 33rd St. (between 5th and 6th Aves.). Ask for the BLOHARDS' table.... https://t.co/JDdoqCmSPB

Joe Castig fell out of his chair on the Benintendi catch. One of the great plays we'll always talk about. One more....

Vazquez is standing up for another high fastball. But Kimbrel throws it down the middle, albeit with a little giddy-up. Whew. And ddd to see Boone leave in CC for at least one too many batters (Kinsler) after making same mistake with Severino on Monday. https://t.co/bSDeo6S7qT

Pretty good article. What if Nunez had played back 116 ft. instead of 115? Or gone for a barehanded attempt? Or been pinch-hit for by Devers in the eighth? https://t.co/yr52Mqp72L

Sale vs. Verlander in Game 1, Sox trotting Price out there in Game 2. Saturday's game brought him to 0-9 as a postseason starter. "We'll talk to him and make a few... https://t.co/2oukR5KaW4

Takeaway from Aaron Judge/ "New York, New York" storyline -- didn't know they still made boom boxes. And Boone stayed too long with CC after staying far too long with Severino the night before. But you're also not going to win when you score four... https://t.co/hyDlGnaH2j

John Sterling (about 25x): "It's 10-1 Sox. It's been all Boston." Also - "You'd expect Hicks to play because it's the last game of the season (long pause)....unless the Yankees somehow win it."

This was a good one. But it counts as only one win. Sox need to put them away tomorrow. About 75-100 BLOHARDS will be in attendance. https://t.co/nen9AQO40J

But Kelly has pitched well in relief, saving the bullpen. https://t.co/g9qqrscmh6

Thanks to all the BLOHARDS who came out to Tuesday's game, especially in light of the time change. The Sox lineup had the feel of a March game at JetBlue Park, but doling out rest to players in Septembers is one of the benefits of a 10-game lead in the division.

Ed Randall's charity and New York-Presbyterian Hospital will be conducting prostate cancer screenings outside Section 220 (third base side) at Thursday night's game. All men 40 and over who undergo a screening... https://t.co/wwaMuCH9zH

Cora might want to play like the 2017 Astros, who forced the Sox to burn arms to win the AL East during the season's final series. Contemplating same if Yanks and A's are still fighting it out for home ice. https://t.co/cxTSY3TQ7U

According the mayor's spokesperson: “The focus (of the lunch) was the Red Sox Foundation and how New York fans of the Sox could help their important causes.” In other words, PLAYOFF TICKETS. And as for "New York fans of the Sox," wonder where he'll... https://t.co/LW8ZQIAuTy

Looks as though the 7:05 p.m. weather at Yankee Stadium will be fine. Only question would be the condition of the field. It's really pouring now, and there are flash flood warnings. https://t.co/njm9qSpO79

We sent emails to all attendees a couple of hours ago. Today's game has been moved to 7:05 p.m. due to weather. If you have a ticket and cannot make it or if you can now... https://t.co/5GxgHavDQx

During the 4th inning of Tuesday's 1:05 game in the Bronx, John Sterling and Joe Castiglione will switch broadcast booths for an inning. Could be the first full inning that Sterling has ever been absent from the... https://t.co/XUY5c6gXPZ

Betts on track for a 10+ WAR, puts him in rarefied air. Meanwhile, Martinez has a shot at the MLB-wide triple crown, not accomplished since Mantle in 1956. Am sure each would hand the MVP Award to Trout in exchange for a 2018 ring for the Sox. https://t.co/NS1GBy3j05

Issue here is that a player has to be healthy to be placed on revocable waivers. Donaldson hadn't played since late May, then wasn't well enough to play in his second rehab game for Toronto.... https://t.co/emqhWWl1Gl

It's not so much that MLB got this one wrong. It's that it's morphed into hockey, where the tendency has become to fall back on the original call - right or wrong. Worked for the Sox... https://t.co/YmPK6OzPYP

We are Sox fans. But, man, Altuve certainly looked safe to us. Leon made a fine play but he might not have touched him. Had a call like that gone against the Sox, it would have crashed Twitter.

Astros didn't get the memo about this being the Year of the Red Sox. Lots of talent over there, plus the manager Hinch gets full marks for navigating them through a pile of injuries to key players. Indians vs. Astros will be a compelling ALDS. https://t.co/jblt6fmYpO

Should you wish to attend EITHER the 9/18 Yanks-Sox matinee or Game 4 of the ALDS (most likely Yanks-Sox) on Tuesday, October 9 at Yankee Stadium, notify Peter Collery at peterc@blohards.com. He'll try to match you... https://t.co/N2Z6DUWpLo

This is good news for Worcester and for those of us who plan to support the Sox Triple-A team when they move there. https://t.co/d5mx0jrVct

Zero the Hero. Isn't that a Black Sabbath song? https://t.co/TAq4Hgr9gQ

Looking ahead -- ALDS games between the Yankees and Red Sox in the Bronx would be Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9. Yankees would need to defeat the A's the advance in the Wild Card game.

MLB teams were 487-0 this season when entering the 8th inning with a lead of six runs or more.

487-1 now. Great win. https://t.co/CuNcOtbRBb

Quote of the Day:
"It sucks to suck." - Greg Bird https://t.co/Ewuc6Dy6Hv

Sox put away White Sox with terrific at-bats in the 9th inning. Lead now back to 8.5 games. https://t.co/zOE5yExniH

Meanwhile, Sox have caught the White Sox with a four-spot.

Nate Silver's https://t.co/EMnffuIvnj has the Red Sox 96% to win the AL East, up to a 27% to win the World Series. That is 24x the Yankees' chances of winning the division, about 7x their chances of wining the series. https://t.co/eZHnJGWsev

Happy 100th birthday to Ted Williams.

It is the ninth anniversary of Professor Thom's/BLOHARDS' bus trip to New York Day at Fenway Park. Pizzarelli sang the national anthem ("Make sure you're done when we get back from commercial"), it was a hot day, and the Sox beat the Yankees, 14-1.... https://t.co/eUM79wG90d

The Orioles are 49.5 games behind the Red Sox, having lost 14 of the 16 games played this season between the two teams. Hard to be as excited as Sox official Twitter feed at beating up on all these teams that are tanking. https://t.co/HfazvvjvnM

RIP, Stan Mikita.
“This is part of your obligation as a hockey player,” Mikita and Hull told (their rookie teammates). This is one of your responsibilities as a pro athlete. You have to give back to the community.” https://t.co/YM0cccShel

From @NotHapp on Twitter: List of MLB's Best Umpires --
MLB’s best umpires, a list

1. If
2. They’re
3. Good
4. I
5. Don’t
6. Know
7. Their
8. Name

150. Joe West

175. MiLB umpires

200. Someone flipping a coin on... https://t.co/2AIU6779OK

On his radio show Kay said the words, "Shame on Clint Frazier for not getting healthy." Frazier ran into an outfield wall during spring training and continues to suffer from a brain... https://t.co/i4VIsWKQ5p

Latest data has Sox 92% to win AL East in FiveThirtyEight and 91.8 in FANGRAPHS. 18% chance to win the World Series behind Astros. Yankees must now adjust scoreboard-watching from the team in front of them to watching A's and Mariners. https://t.co/eZHnJGWsev

Say NO to YES. New York market Sox fans can skip Michael Kay by watching today's game on FS1. That's Fox Sports 1. Channel 400 on Spectrum Cable in NYC.

Joey Gallo has 144 whiffs in 348 AB's. Makes Rob Deer look like a contact hitter.

Red Sox lineup for 7/31. Pomeranz on the mound, Betts gets a rest. Game is on ESPN in NYC and CT.

1. Andrew Benintendi LF
2. Blake Swihart C
3. Mitch Moreland 1B
4. J.D. Martinez RF
5. Xander Bogaerts SS
6. Ian... https://t.co/1yp4JW8X23

Good news - the Hartford Yard Goats are averaging 5,804 fans per game. Bad news - Sale is on the 10-day DL.

Trivia (especially for John Quinn and Gov. Wertz): which MLB player has hit the most lifetime regular season home runs....in Puerto Rico? He has hit six.

So apparently Boston wasn't an easy place for Lester to be. But unlike Price, he could beat the Yankees (13-6). https://t.co/IuNqBxsRwH

Cora says best is yet to come. They are 38 games over .500, which means they can limp home at 32-32 and win 100 games. Might take 108 wins to take the AL East. https://t.co/RrInCTmWv1

Sox head into the All-Star break at 68-30. They are on pace for 112 wins. https://t.co/qr6KILw9AY

From the same gentleman who gives us the latest translation of the New Testament. There is much to like in this piece, starting off with an honest appraisal of Jeter's defense, then delving more into philosophical and moral territory. https://t.co/At9rWqujoF

Nick Davis's doc American Masters - Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" will be shown locally on WNET Channel 13 on Monday July 23 at 9 p.m. Don't miss it, especially the newly-found footage of his final HR that was the center of the... https://t.co/Fep7mW5J32

J.D. Martinez is .328 with 27 HR's and 73 RBI after 89 games. For five million per less than the Mets are paying Cespedes. https://t.co/W00NlVzlTy

Nice Bill Nowlin piece about the 9/28/41 doubleheader when Ted Williams went 6-for-8 to wind up at .406. After 4-for-5 in Game 1, he could have gone 0-for-4 in the second game and still ended up above... https://t.co/8LDSxUATJz

Last Call -- BLOHARDS have received another batch of (free) tickets to an advance screening of American Masters: Ted Williams - "The Greatest Hitter who Ever Lived." Screening at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at SVA... https://t.co/l3bZTGB1tC

Sox and Yankees each on pace to win over 105 games....and one will draw the one-and-out Wild Card game. Meanwhile, the built-to-tank Tigers are only 3.5 GB in AL Central.

Mariners continue to rake and win....without Cano. And Denard Span is a card-carrying Sox-killer. https://t.co/q73ll75zEL

The BLOHARDS have 66 (free) tickets to an advance screening of American Masters: Ted Williams that will be shown on PBS in late July in honor of Ted's... https://t.co/kqTOYgJRDf

The Astros are a very good team. Wouldn't have been our first choice for a four-game series. https://t.co/TaTezj41pE

Sox have officially DFA'd Hanley Ramirez after being unable to find a trading partner. That nasty $22 million renewal option (497 PA's in 2018) loomed large, as did the May batting slump that... https://t.co/U12NmB1Tk2

Why the X in "Sox"? Blame it on Noah Webster and the Chicago Tribune. https://t.co/IJ4roG3Ein

His 1.875 WHIP, 6.75 ERA, and sub-five innings per start tells you all you need to know about Pomeranz 2018. Hard to win games when your starter puts up those numbers. https://t.co/5dqvWqp7dl

Cano suspended 80 games for a drug test that detected Furosemide, useful in the PED world for both masking and for moving along the real stuff out of one's system. Also used for certain... https://t.co/jHrXkB5Vd2

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More good news -- we're trying to arrange a mid-July screening of American Masters: Ted Williams in advance of the airing of the documentary on PBS in late July. Stay tuned to FB and watch for the BLOHARDS' newsletter. https://t.co/kqTOYgJRDf

Bogaerts HR + throwing error. Sox go up, 3-2. Meanwhile, Sonny Gray is no mystery to his old team, A's lead Yankees, 5-1.

Our History

The year is 1964. In the bar car of a Connecticut-bound New Haven Railroad train following a Yankee-Red Sox confrontation, Jim Powers breaks into song: “Who’s better than his brother Joe? Dominic DiMaggio…“, thereby attracting the attention of like-minded Sox fan Henry Berry. The two become friends and founders of the Benevolent Loyal Order of Honorable Ancient Red Sox Diehard Sufferers of New York (BLOHARDS ) .

Berry died in 1996 and Powers in 2005, but the organization carries on. At present its activities include twice-yearly lunches in Manhattan when the Red Sox come to town; a bus trip to Fenway park for each season’s home opener; and occasional “viewing parties” of away games at local watering holes and field trips to Yankee Stadium to watch the visiting nine.


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