MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

Baseball is Life and Life is Baseball

Jun 19, 2017

Several journalists,  philosophers, and authors have compared baseball to life, probably because it is such a compelling comparison. I can look at major moments in Red Sox history, learn from them, and apply them to significant points in my own life, and given what many men my age have been through, they probably can, too. The baseball season is […]

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How Ritz Crackers and Tommy Heinsohn Help You Remember the Lost

Apr 20, 2017

My father would have been 71 years old this year. He died 4 years ago on a cold Thursday in January, after a 2-year battle with cancer. As I’ve grappled with the challenges of being a father, a husband, a professional, and a man; I’ve missed his presence. I’ve needed him, and he has not been […]

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Are You Stuck? – The Cloud of Depression Isn’t Just Black and Stormy

Feb 15, 2017

Depression does not always reveal itself in the clichéd, ‘doom and gloom’ cloud that follows you around, accompanied by a sad soundtrack featuring a mix of The Smiths, Joni Mitchell, and early Bruce Springsteen. Depression can be an unconscious malaise that slowly takes over your mood about everything. This dynamic is something that I’ve come […]

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Don’t worry about me. I’m okay.

Jan 26, 2017

I was born in Boston City Hospital, the first son of an Irish-Catholic family. I’ve lived here for over 40 years. I spent the first part of my childhood on the South Shore. When I was nine my family moved to a town north of Boston; it was at the same time when Clemens came up […]

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