Rick McNair

Born in Boston and have lived in the area all my life but not as a Red Sox fan. My first game was actually at Braves Field where I saw a very young Eddie Matthews hit a home run. The Braves left and I quickly switched loyalties. I enjoy discussing the Red Sox past and the connection of that past to the present. I will often bring in remembrances of that into posts. As a retired teacher I have the time to occasional travel to foreign baseball soil and love meeting up with other fans of RSN on the road. I am also a fan of the NY Football Giants (via NJ) - a dwindling breed in Massachusetts.

NEW YORK - 1952: Firstbaseman Dick Gernert of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait prior to a game in 1952 against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. 52-720078 (Photo by: Kidwiler Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Adam Duvall signing brings back Red Sox power bat memories

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox tosses his bat after striking out in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 09, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Are the Red Sox headed for a Joe Btfsplk season?

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Trey Mancini #26 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 05, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

4 possible bats off the bench options for the Red Sox

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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 13: An aerial general view during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on August 13, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Why I expect the Boston Red Sox to capture the American League East

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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 12: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on July 12, 2022 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Previewing the 2023 Boston Red Sox rotation

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 26: Bobby Dalbec #29 of the Boston Red Sox at bat during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on August 26, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Is Red Sox’ Eric Hosmer DFA a potential lifeline for Bobby Dalbec?

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 30, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Is it time for the Red Sox to trade Rafael Devers?

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 25: Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom of the Boston Red Sox addresses the media during an end of season press conference on October 25, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Free agent options to shore-up 2023 Boston Red Sox

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees flies out in the first inning in game four of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on October 23, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Red Sox need Aaron Judge for more than just his MVP-like production

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 25: Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom of the Boston Red Sox addresses the media during an end of season press conference on October 25, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Stop making me defend Chaim Bloom’s performance with Red Sox

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BOSTON, MA - JULY 26: Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz takes the field for a ceremony honoring his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame ahead of a game against the Cleveland Guardians on July 26, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox need an infusion of baseball panache

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 15: Boston Red Sox owner John Henry on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

A tale of two tickets: the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 5: Xander Bogaerts #2 and Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox pose for a photograph before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on October 5, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Imagining the Red Sox without Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers

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BOSTON, MA - JULY 25: Christian Vázquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox walks to the dugout during a rain delay in the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Guardians on July 25, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

How realistic is a Red Sox-Christian Vázquez reunion?

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 10: Kyle Schwarber #18 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates a play after making a previous error against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Red Sox fans can live vicariously through Phillies in postseason

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 20: A general view of the Boston Red Sox playing against the Houston Astros in Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 20, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox in-house closing options for 2023

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