Beverly? Is That You Beverly?
Our friend since time immemorial Meryl Pearlstein is writing an article on
Beverly MA for North
She's looking to interview anybody who lives, or lived, in Beverly. Or maybe you drove by it once on Yankee Division Highway?
Dated a girl named Beverly
in High School? Watched the Beverly
Hillbillies? This is going to be tricky unless Meryl has some,
whaddacallit... "content", so why don't you drop her a line?
Drive for show, putt for charity
Varitek Tourney Set For 7/21
15 miles west of Beverly on the aforementioned
Yankee Division Highway,
Jason Varitek will be hosting his Celebrity Putt-Putt Tournament for the
benefit of The Journey Forward at Athletic Evolution in Woburn on July 21.
Jason being nothing if not a man of his word, the place will be positively
lousy with celebrities; one at every hole. You can get some more information here.
Wertz Brutalized; Hill Graceful
Something about apostrophes?
Early on, during
the May 13 festivities at New York's
Yale Club, Dave O'Brien boldly predicted: "I think this weekend will
mark the turnaround for the Red Sox' season", and so, notwithstanding some recent hiccups, it did.
The luncheon performances of the regular cast, to be gentle, broke no new ground. In
the face of a frosty reception, Red Sox Nation's NY Governor Chris Wertz
trimmed a planned ten-minute "state of the state" speech to about
30 seconds. Going to an oft-tapped well, the Ray
Duffy-narrated Henry Berry Memorial Slide Show got a few cheap laughs at CC Sabathia's expense.
Chastened by Wertz' experience BLOHARD VP Peter Collery whined very
briefly about the organization's vast cache of unsold and unsalable
merchandise. Ed Randall apparently said something about punctuation, although
pretty much everybody was dozing by that point.
By contrast, the performances of guests Dave O'Brien, Rich Hill and Harvey
Frommer were like shimmering mirages in a vast desert wasteland. The first
two of this trio conducted a sparkling Q&A, while the last showed a
series of stunning illustrations from his recently published book Remembering
Fenway Park. It is fervently hoped that all can be persuaded to
return to the next BLOHARD lunch on September 23, tickets for which are on sale now.
judgment having perhaps been dulled by an over-enthusiastic patronage of the
cash bar, a number of items of BLOHARD haberdashery were sold at our most
recent lunch, notwithstanding those items' patent unserviceability. This had
the astonishing effect of moving the overall merchandising effort into the
black, which, in turn, means that the proceeds from ongoing sales of obsolete t-shirts,
jerseys, and generic
hats will, net only of PayPal and shipping costs, be donated to the Jimmy
Fund. A veritable trickle of funds into that esteemed charity is anticipated as
Papi looking for love in all the wrong places...
On an off-day in New York,
David Ortiz decides to win over the restive natives one hug at a time. Watch
it all happen here.