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Page 16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 2, 2013 EXTRA Innlnp by Sal Giarratani George "The Boomer" Scott Passes Away at Age 69 Former Boston Red Sox first baseman George "The Boomer" Scott passed away earlier this week in his hometown of Greenville, Mis- sissippi at age 69. He will forever be one of the many faces of the 1967 pennant union "Impossible Dream" Red Sox. He came up in 1966 as a slugging first baseman and became legendary during the 1967 season which gave birth to Red Sox Nation. More on "The Boomer" next week. Dave Ortiz Getting a Little Tired for Me I think of David Ortiz as the face of the franchise but lately he has been acting like the king of the hill, top of the heap as Frank Sinatra sang about New York, New York. I still remember right after the Marathon Bomb- ings when he went up to the microphone on the field and used the F-word in front of a surprised and packed Fenway Park. Most people applauded him for speaking from the heart but I still don't think his choice of a word was praiseworthy. However, he has become the great and powerful Oz on this team. I take nothing away from his accomplishments since LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU98P1571 SHORT ORDER OF NOTICE NOTICE AND ORDER: PETITION FOR RESIGNATION OR PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR In the interest of SARAH CHRISTINE GRIFFIN Of: Chelsea, MA Minor NOTICETO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/Tlme: A hearing on a Petition to Resign as Guardian of a Minor or Petition for Removal of Guardian of a Minor filed by Sarah C. Griffin of Chelsea, MA on July 16, 2013 will be held August 20, 2013 9:00 AM Motion Located at 24 New Chardon Street, 3rd Roor, Boston, MA 02114- Family Service Office 2. Response to PatlUon: You may respond by tilting a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the Court; and Mail a copy to all interested parties at least five (5) business days before the hearing 3. Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it is not in the minor's best interests. THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that may affect your rights has been scheduled. If you do not understand this notice or other court papers, please contact an attorney for legal advice. Date: July 18, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli, Register of Probate Run date 8/2/13 coming to Boston from the Twins. I know he is a Walk Away Home Run King. He also inspires many other players. We also can't forget about young fans who look up to him the way I once looked up to Mickey Mantle as a kid. Until the other day, I al- most forgot about his f-word speech at Fenway back in April. Then, I saw yet an- other side of Ortiz. He strikes out at bat in a game the Sox had a big lead. Instead of just returning to the dugout with his bat in hand, he decided to go postal on the bullpen phone and smashed it and the bat into pieces in a rage of violence. He needed to be restrained by others around him. Total loss of control that should have scared the heck out of his teammates and fans nearby. He almost in- jured Dustin Pedroia in the process. He needs to answer for his outrageous antics after a strikeout, especially when your team has as big a lead. It isn't like he doesn't strike- out a lot because he does. He was ejected from the game as he should. Major League Baseball needs to give him a hefty suspension too. The Boston Red Sox probably will do very little in response since he is the team's face as angry as he got last week- end in a game against the Baltimore Orioles and home- plate umpire Tim Timmons. He should be given a fine but LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-83OO Docket No. SU13P1658GD NOTICE OF ORDER: PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN OF A MINOR In the interest of SARAH CHRISTINE GRIFFIN Of: Chelsea, MA Minor NOTICETO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor filed on July 16, 2013 by Joann J. Todisco of Chelsea, MA will be held August 20, 2013 9:00 AM Motion Located at 24 New Chardon Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02114- Family Service Office 2. Response to Petition: You may respond by filling a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the Court; and Mail a copy to all interested parties at least five (5) business clays before the hearing 3. Counsel for the Minor:. The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it is not in the minor's best interests. THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that may affect your rights has been scheduled. If you do not understand this notice or other court papers, please contact an attorney for legal advice Patricia M. Campatelli, Register of Probate Run date 8/2/13 I won't hold my breath wait- ing for it to happen. He himself has written off the escapade by saying, "I try not to get to that point ... Things got out of control for a minute, but like I say, it's over." HOPEFULLY NOT! Lester Back to Form, Buchholz Still Out Jon Lester seems back in form with two good games recently after a long string of bad ones. He now has 10 wins under his belt and has surpassed the idle Clay Buchholz for most wins. Clay hasn't pitched since going on the DL back on June 8 TM when he was seriously be- ing called a Cy Young kind of pitcher. The team had been hoping for his return but he now says it may be late August or early Septem- ber before he feels comfort- able to pitch again. Says he is still paining too much to pitch. This is why he will never be a team ace. He is too weak to pitch an entire season without injury. Also another reason he will never make big bucks in the big leagues. I am glad to see Lester pitching better because John Lackey can only carry this team forward so much. Lackey has become a good number two pitcher. This team still needs another quality starting pitcher in the rotation if they hope to keep pace with the quite hot Tampa Bay Rays and hold off the Orioles still breathing down their neck. Otherwise, they will find themselves in a battle for the bronze with the NY Yankees and in baseball there are no bronze winners. Meanwhile, there is Bartolo Colon Bartolo Colon is pitching like the face of the Ameri- can League, going 14-3 with a 2.54 ERA for the Oakland Athletics. He is over 40 years old and is pitching like some- one 20 years younger. Par- don me, ff I doubt him but he does have a reported history with doing bad things to pitch great, doesn't he? Just as most baseball fans think that Roger Clemens was juicing since he left the Sox for the Blue Jays and put the "twilight of his career" behind him. I still think Dan Duquette was right about the twilight but sometimes players can hold off the twi- light for years to come. Is Colon cheating, we don't know?. Is he on Major League Baseball's radar, we also don't know. Nowadays in baseball, many players have only themselves to blame if they are considered guilty until found innocent. RUNNING ON ALL WHEELS -- It was in back in Febru- ary 2011 when The Wheels came off at the Garden. That was when the Bruins sent Blake Wheeler on his way near the trading deadline. We say Wheels because that was Blake's nickname in the locker room at the Garden where he played for more than two and half seasons wearing the Black and Gold colors of the B's uniform. But when he was traded to the then Atlanta Thrashers (along with Mark Stuart) on February 18, 2011 he was somewhat in an underper- forming slump, having scored just 11 goals and adding 16 assists for 27 points across 58 games. The team he was sent to proceeded to move on, leav- ing Atlanta to become the reincarnated Winnipeg Jets at the start of the 2011-2012 season. The team he left moved up -- all the way up -- to claim the Stanley Cup on June 15, 2011, about four months after Wheeler departed Causeway Street. Although missing the Cup run was somewhat of a downer for Wheeler, a 6-5 forward, he has become the success story that he was meant to be -- only now it is in Winnipeg. In the wind down days of a $5.1 million contract, he recently avoided arbitration and signed a six- year deal with the Jets, a transaction that will keep him in Winnipeg for the next 72 months and pay him $33.6 million over that span. That's his reward for his two year performance with Winnipeg, where he most recently led the Jets in goals (19) during the 48-game lockout-shortened regular season. He also had 22 assists for a total of 43 points. Big things were predicted early on for Wheeler. In his junior year in high school the Minnesota native led the entire hockey-mad state with 45 goals and 55 assists dur- ing the 2003-2004 season. And when it came to col- lege he stayed home, choos- ing to play for the traditional in-state powerhouse (the University of Minnesota) rather than sign with the Phoenix Coyotes, who had selected him fifth overall in the 2004 NHL Draft. During his freshman season, there was a preview of things to come as he had 23 points in 39 games while playing with future Bruin player Phil Kessel. Then, in 2007, he scored the winning goal in overtime to lift the Golden Gophers over North Dakota in the WCHA championship game, earning him the tourna- ment MVP award. The next year he had 35 points in 44 games. Rather than sign with the Coyotes after all those college years, he elected to become a free agent and ink a contract with the B's. When the 2008 regular sea- son opened, there was Blake James Wheeler in his right wing position on Garden Ice. His stats in the Hub were decent but his production decreased each season, go- ing from 21-24-45 during the 2008-2009 campaign to 18- 20-38 in 2009-2010 to 11-16- 27 for the 58 games he played on Causeway Street in 2010-2011. Sometimes, players simply need a change of venue -- like Joe Thornton who was traded to San Jose by former Bruins GM Mike O'Connell in late November 2005 and promptly became the league MVP out there by winning the Hart Trophy the very next spring. He is the only player in NHL history to win the award while playing for two different teams in the same season. Whatever, it appears that Wheeler, who resided in the North End during his years with the Bruins, has flourished with the Jets, leading the team in scoring with a career high 64 points (17-47-64) in 2011-2012 and coming right back to pace the team again in the lock- out shortened season. It's a fact of life that some- times occurs with former Bruins players. When some leave town, they do better elsewhere. Only time will tell whether Blake wheeler, who will turn 27 later this month, will continue to be numbered among that group. THE BIGGEST LOSERS -- While the Brooklyn Nets may indeed have the personnel to perhaps challenge Miami in the NBA's Eastern Con- ference, former Celtics Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry are in for quite a financial surprise as they move to the Big Apple. Primarily, welcome to tax- land. New York City has its own city income tax. It's graduated and in its current configuration the top rate in 3.876 percent. For top mar- ried wage earners like these three, that's about $38,760 (Continued on Page 14) tly ng Family na & Starting at does