Originally written December 24, 2011 on A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory:
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I noticed this picture as the background of a Red Sox blog called RSN Alberta:So I put the baby up for adoption and got right to work. I had to know the date, the inning, the pitch.It's always easy when you have the scoreboards to work with. The problem is figuring out what they say if they're small and blurry.First thing I did was figure out that Kent Hrbek was the hitter. You can even see his face and blurry name on the CF board. Mo Vaughn is also pretty clearly at first, and the pitcher immediately struck me as being John Dopson, #40, though I wasn't convinced yet. But Vaughn/Hrbek narrowed this right down to a Twins game between '91 and '94.The scoreboards tell us it's the top of the 1st with one out and one on--looks like Puckett on first.I started going through all the games Hrbek played at Fenway in those years, and I got stuck for a little while. I was thinking he had to be batting third based on this situation. So when I wasn't sure which game th...
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