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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 3, 2012 Page15 U.S. Stamps: It's Teddy Versus Joltin" Joe All Over Again An old Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is returning to base- ball once again as the U.S. Postal Service has released four baseball players fea- tured in "Major League Baseball All-Stars Forever" postage stamps• The four stamps picture Pittsburgh Pirates =We are Family" slugger Willie Stargell, Larry Doby (from the Cleveland In- dians and only the second Black player in baseball his- tory who came up to the In- dians following the Dodgers bringing up Jackie Robinson. Doby was the first Black player in the American League), then Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. The stamps are now at post of- fices. Boston fans are eating up the Teddy stamp while Yankee fans are doing like- wise with those Joe DiMaggio stamps. Personally, I want to know what happened to Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle? Larkin, Santo Enter Cooperstown Baseball's highest honors recently went to Barry Larkin who spent his entire shortstop career with the Cincinnati Reds and Ron Santo who spent his entire career at third base for the Chicago Cubs were both in- ducted into the Hall of Fame. Larkin was drafted by the Reds finished seventh in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1986. By 1988, he was an All-Star with a .296 average, 91 runs scored, 32 doubles and 40 stolen bases. Larkin said he had the honor of playing with many great players over his 19 year ca- reer. He retired after the 2004 season with a .295 ca- reer average, 2,340 hits, 329 runs scored and 379 stolen bases. Ron Santo never got to see his own induction passing away on December 3, 2010 at 70 years old. He was a member of the Chicago Cubs for the better part of five de- cades. He was a player from, 1960 to 1974 and as a broad- caster from ,1990 to 2010. Sadly, he also made the Hall by getting selected by the Veterans Committee. He should not have had to wait 38 years to get into Cooperstown. It seemed such an injustice for such a great player. In 15 seasons, he finished with a .277 bat- ting average, 2,254 hits, 1,331 RBI and 365 doubles Lester Throwing Too Many Stink Bombs Lately The big question to be an- swered is what has hap- pened to Jon Lester's pitch- ing skills. In his first 19 starts, he is 5-7 with a 4.80 ERA. The team is 7-12 in these starts of his. He hasn't looked like the ace of the LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'I-rS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. WP1301-Cl, FY 13-15 LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TERM CONTRACT, WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA wilt be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harberside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM, 375 AIRPORT ROAD, WORCESTER, MA AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012. The work includes THE PROVISION OF LABOR (JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS), TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND INCIDENTAL MATERIALS FOR THE REMOVAL, RELOCATION, REPAIR, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION AND TESTING OF LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND WIRING (600V, NOMINAL, OR LESS), INCLUDING FIRE ALARM WORK, AND OTHER LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS WORK AT THE AUTHORITY'S PROPERTY AT WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA ON AN AS NEEDED AND ON CALL BASIS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS. Bid documents will be made available beginning FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of ELECTRICAL. The estimated contract cost is ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000). Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bend, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bend and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specitications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Uability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of THREE MILUON DOLLARS ($3,000,000). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No tiled sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the recluirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 08/03/12 EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani starting rotation. In fact, he hasn't even looked like a 4 TM starter• Thank God for all these young pitchers com- ing through in some impor- tant games. Perhaps, Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox should go with a youth move- ment. As for Lester and his three buddies, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz and the hard to mention John Lackey who travels with this team, it might be time to breakup this crew. I still see some cancer on this team and not enough was dohe this past off-season to fix things. Tris Speaker Spoke Loud and Clear on the Field Tris Speaker was one of the greatest hitters of all time in baseball history. He holds the Major League record with 792 doubles; he was sixth in history with 22 triples and had a lifetime .345 batting average, the sixth highest in history. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1937. Many said he had a fire in his belly that made him such a great player. He amassed 3,514 hits during his 22 year career, stole 436 bases, scored 1,882 runs besides that lifetime .345 average• Offensively, he hit for power and was always the most dangerous player in the lineup. Not to be over- looked, he played during the dead ball era. Besides being great at the plate, defen- sively, he was one of the two best outfielders in baseball history in fielding. The Other guy was the "Say Hey Kid," Willie Mays. He didn't start off that well. His first sea- son as a member of the Red Sox, he batted only .158 spending the following sea- son in the minors. In 1909 he returned to Boston and the major leagues for good. He helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 1912 as a great slugger and the Red Sox won the World Se- ries again with bother Speaker and a great hard- throwing pitcher named Babe Ruth. Following 1915 over a sal- ary dispute, he ended up on the Cleveland Indians, a great move for him. During his ]i years with the Indi- ans, he batted over .370 five times and by 1919, he was a player-manager and in 1920, the Indians went to the World Series. In seven years as manager for the Tribe, he was 617-520. His baseball days ended with the 1928 season. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1303-C1, FY 13-15 LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TERM CONTRACT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA, L.G. NANSCOM RELD, BEDFORD, MA, ALL MARITIME FACILITIES, AND WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012. The work includes THE PROVISION OF LABOR (JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS), TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND INCIDENTAL MATERIALS FOR THE REMOVAL, RELOCATION, REPAIR, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION AND TESTING OF LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND WIRING (600V, NOMINAL, OR LESS), INCLUDING FIRE ALARM WORK, AND OTHER LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS WORK AT THE AUTHORITY'S PROPERTIES WHICH INCLUDE LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA, L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MA, ALL MARITIME FACILITIES, AND WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA ON AN AS NEEDED AND ON CALL BASIS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS. Bid documents will be made available beginning FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of ELECTRICAL. The estimated contract cost is FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000). Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and subcontracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bend, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No tiled sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 08/03/12 Once when asked about his role as a center fielder, he replied, "I feel better in the outfield, in center field, with room to swing my el- bows. I think maybe the feel- ing was born down in me in Texas. I got used to the idea of space all around me." Gammons on the Mark Recently, popular sports columnist Peter Gammons hit the nail on the head about this year's edition of the Boston Red Sox. He called this team the most "joyless team" he has seen in the last 40-45 years. Re- member only back to 2004 when theRed Sox were riding the wave in post-sea- son as they "cowboyed up" and having a great time win- ning games with rabbits picked out of hats. That's all history now. We have a team of sourpusses who when players aren't on the D.L. are b%#&^*% about something or another. As I pen this, the team is barely above .500 where they have been all season. As bad as they have been, with two wild cards this year, they' are still in the race for one of those playoff spots as is ev- erybody else it seems. Retiring Boggs Number? Wade Boggs thinks the Red Sox should retire his number. Probably makes sense with the numbers he put up during his tenure at Fenway. He left us for the Yankees where his num- bers were still good. How- ever, he had the personality of the chicken he used to eat for good luck before games• Let him in but I still could care less about him. Johnny Damon What About His Numbers? When Johnny Damon finally retires after a long career with a number of teams, the most memorable being the Red Sox. His bat- ting average is good, his de- fense in the outfield is good, but overall I think he falls shy of Hall of Fame stats just as Curt Schilling did. Remember Jim Bunning As a kid growing up in the '50s and '60s, I loved base- ball and actually remem- bered reading about Jim Bunning's no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park way back on July 19, 1958. Bunning was among the cream of the crop when it came to AL pitchers• I also remember when the Tigers sent him to the Phila- delphia Phillies and he ended up throwing a perfect game against the N.Y. Mets at Shea Stadium in August 1965. After baseball, he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky from which he retired from a few years back. Green Monstah Cupcakes Former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek tossed some "Green Monstah" cupcakes at Faneuil Hall on July 19 with Georgetown Cupcakes owner Katherine Kallinis. The event was a contest between the Boston shop and a shop in New York City to see who could sell the most cupcakes over six days. Down in New York, the shop enlisted the services of former N.Y. Yankee Bernie Williams•