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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
3 of 5 stars
The story of Bassett furniture and John Bassett III in particular is a great one that should be told. Beth Macy does a reasonable job telling it, but spends much too much time discussing her challenges and experiences writing the book as...
The Silent Man
5 of 5 stars
Another great John Wells book. I previously compared Alex Berenson and his hero, John Wells, with Vince Flynn and his troubled CIA agent/assassin, Mitch Rapp. Towards the end of Flynn's short life and in his final Rapp books, Flynn got a...
Getting Started with Hobby Quadcopters and Drones
2 of 5 stars
When I was looking up reviews of drones on the web, I found several mentions of this "book" (a pamphlet,really). It's OK,but all the information can be easily found elsewhere online. The repeated warning about crashing your drone and sta...
The Martian
5 of 5 stars
Wow. Just . . . wow. This was one of the most entertaining books I have read in a long time. The story is fabulous and the execution wonderful. Basically a diary of an astronaut left behind in an escape from a failed Mars mission (though...
The Ghost War
5 of 5 stars
I've read a few other of Berenson's John Wells books before and found them entertaining,although not up to the standard set by Vince Flynn and his hero, Mitch Rapp. Sadly, Flynn passed away and having finished all the Mitch Rapp books, I...

Red Sox, Yankees, Fenway

Ah.  Spring baseball in New England.  Classic stadium, epic divisional rivalry, the best team in baseball (the Red Sox) and 50 degrees and raining.  Thanks to my good friend Rick, I sat in the second row behind the plate at last night’s game (did you see me on TV? <g>).  It was cool at game time, which would have been OK, but the skies opened up after the 5th inning and made things a bit uncomfortable.  Further, the game lasted 4:15 – that’s even a long game for nice warm, sunny days.

Most Yankees v. Red Sox games are good.  If not for the quality of the play, at least for the fact that the two teams are the contestants in the biggest rivalry in American sports (sorry Chicago/St. Louis and San Francisco/Los Angeles, this is the one).  It’s the Hatfields and the McCoys dueling it out in an epic battle.   Melodramatic? If you think so, you obviously don’t live in Boston or New York and clearly never watch ESPN.

I’m afraid that the Sox lost this round and in a bad way. Alex Rodriguez hit a home run off the Sox closer, Jonathan Paplebon in the top of the 9th to take a 6-5 lead that they wouldn’t surrender.  But I’m more worried about the fact that this was my 4th Sox game this season and they are 0-4 with me in attendance.  Keep in mind that the team has only lost 10 home games.  Like any self-respecting member of Red Sox Nation, I can only blame myself for the loss last night.  Sorry team.

Even with the loss, it’s still great any time you get to spend the evening at Fenway.

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