Little bit of a subdued morning as the Red Sox announced that the best second baseman in team history, Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, passed away at the age of 99 at his home in Oregon. He was the oldest living Major League Baseball player.
“Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in the statement. “And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.” said in the statement. “And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.”
Doerr finished with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs and 1,247 RBI, and he once went 414 chances without an error — a record at the time. His six seasons with at least 100 RBIs was not matched by another second baseman for 25 years.
Weekly schedule (subject to change, due to travel, of course):
Mondays: Sean McAdam - Red Sox/MLB.
Tuesdays: Christopher Price - Patriots/NFL.
Wednesdays: Brian Robb - Celtics/NBA.
Thursdays: Joe McDonald - Bruins/NHL.
Fridays: Greg Bedard, Noon - Patriots/NFL/BSJ.
And away we go...
Sean McAdam is all over the GM Meetings in Orlando.
Analysis: Dave Dombrowski hints that the big bat could come via free agency (that would eliminate Giancarlo Stanton)
Notebook: Red Sox meeting with agents, other news.
Dombrowski's history says the Red Sox will strike quickly.
Red Sox Live Q&A.
10:30 a.m.: Celtics shootaround in Brooklyn (Robb)
11 a.m.: Patriots conference calls. (Price)
1 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A - Price on Patriots/NFL
2-4 p.m.: Bedard in-studio with Felger and Mazz. Listen live.
4 p.m.: Bruins practice, Anaheim, Calif. (McDonald)
7:30 p.m.: Celtics at Nets, NBCSB (Robb)
Thought this was really neat. Two legends.