All-Star Game at Washington

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Three-Ring Circus At The Yale Club

I had a blast at the BLOHARDS meeting at the Yale Club on Friday, as I did Ted Williams trivia and gave away prizes to winners.

Ben Bradlee Jr., who wrote the terrific book "The Kid," the most comprehensive book on the life of the Splendid Splinter, was on hand and chatted about some of the high points of his book. (That was the reason I did Ted trivia.)

Unfortunately, no Red Sox player was on hand, and I believe that is the third straight luncheon that no Sox player was able to come.

The Fenway PA announcer and poet laureate of the Red Sox, Dick Flavin, was there to regale us with some poetic stories, which included a funny bit about an encounter he had many years ago with Tommy Lasorda. Dick is truly amazing for a man of his advanced years, and real gentleman as well.

The slideshow featured everything from pictures of last November's trophy presentation, Jeter, Ellsbury and A-Rod bashing, and the current state of Red Sox Nation (which is good).

The highlight of the day was with "the closer", Red Sox VP of Public Relations, Dr. Charles Steinberg. Dr. Steinberg took questions for the audience about all things Red Sox. He talked extensively about the ring ceremony and Boston Fire Department, among many other things. But he also came wearing all three of his Red Sox World Series rings, as you can see above. Everyone crowded around Dr. Steinberg, including myself, to get a snapshot of his left hand.

One of the BLOHARDS said to him, "I bet you never thought you'd end up being a hand model, eh?"

A good time was had by all, and the next meeting will be September 4th back at the Yale Club.

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