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America needs to stop being so leniant and CLOSE the gates.
We are letting people into our country that have the intention to hurt and destroy.
Lynn has been promised the Blue Line extension for half a century and the city of over 90k people need the blue line, and the city needs the blue line to help stimulate development in the downtown and waterfront districts.
Lynn is a large urban center where people living here rely on public transit to get around our great metro of greater Boston but Lynn is cut off from the rest of metro Boston.
Lynn and everyone in it would greatly benefit from this project.
This petition calls for Jeff Idelson, President of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the BBWAA Historical Overview Committee, to please select Dwight Evans as 1 of 12 finalists for the Expansion Era Ballot scheduled for the fall of 2013.
Dwight Evans is the only player in history to win eight Gold Gloves in his career, while also leading his league (American) for a decade (80s) in home runs (256) and all of Major League Baseball in runs created (1067) and extra base hits (605).
During his 20-year major league career (’72-’91), no other player reached base more than Dwight Evans (3890). In that time period, ONLY Reggie Jackson hit more home runs in the American League.
When Evans retired in 1991 (pre-PED era), he ranked in the Top 10 as an American League right-handed hitter in HR (385, 4th), extra base hits (941, 4th), base on balls (1391, 4th), times on base (3890, 4th), runs created (1612, 4th), total bases (4230, 6th), runs produced (2469, 7th) and RBI (1384, 9th).
From the time of inception of the American League in 1901, until Evans retired in 1991, Dwight Evans ranks with Hall of Fame legends Jimmie Foxx, Al Kaline and Harmon Killebrew, as the four best right–handed hitters in league history.
Among all hitters, Dwight Evans finished 20th All-Time in base on balls, 27th in extra base hits, 29th in HR, 29th in times on base, 33rd in runs created, 40th in total bases, 47th in RBI, 55th in runs produced and 78th in base hits.
Selected to the ’80s All-Decade Team, Dwight Evans finished as a three-time All Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, won eight Gold Gloves in 10 seasons, (including five straight ’81-’85), and was selected by the MLB Network as having one of the nine greatest outfield arms.
Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski said it best: “Dewey was a great offensive player and one of the greatest right fielders to play the game; there’s no doubt in my mind that he belongs in the Hall of Fame.”
Dwight Evans played in the shadow of Hall of Fame teammates Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski and Wade Boggs. Despite being considered the greatest right fielder of his era, Evans still went underrated, and his offensive skills were often overshadowed by his own defensive exploits.
Bill James wrote, “Dwight Evans is also one of the most underrated players in baseball history, because he did many things well, rather than having one central skill that people could use to explain his excellence.”
Dwight Evans led all of Major League Baseball during the ’80s in runs created (1067), ahead of HOFers Ricky Henderson, Eddie Murray, Robin Yount and Mike Schmidt. He was first in extra base hits (605) ahead of Yount, Murray, Schmidt and Brett. He hit more HR (256) than any other American League player, and was the only player to hit 20 or more HR in nine consecutive seasons (’81-89).
Since the turn of the century, all the players listed below, who led their respective decade in extra base hits, have been inducted in Cooperstown, aside from Dwight Evans.
Extra Base Hit Leaders by Decade
1900s – Honus Wagner
1910s – Tris Speaker
1920s – Babe Ruth
1930s – Jimmie Foxx
1940s – Stan Musial
1950s – Stan Musial
1960s – Hank Aaron
1970s – Reggie Jackson
1980s – Dwight Evans
Dwight Evans led all of Major League Baseball right fielders during the ’80s in HR, RBI, walks, runs, runs created, extra base hits, times on base, runs produced, OPS and doubles, as well as four top 10 finishes in the MVP voting.
Dwight Evans also led all major league outfielders during the ‘80s in runs produced, extra base hits, OPS, and runs created, ahead of HOF’ers Henderson, Winfield and Dawson.
In 14 World Series games (two series, ‘75, ‘86) Evans hit .300, 15 hits, three HR, 14 RBI, seven walks, seven runs, .397 OBP, .580 SLG, .977 OPS and 29 total bases.
Compared to the Average Hall of Fame hitter, Evans averages higher in runs, hits, doubles, HR, RBI, base on balls, slugging and OPS.
Among the top 10 most games played in right field, Dwight Evans ties for highest fielding percentage at .987, ranks 2nd All-Time in Gold Gloves with eight, 3rd All-Time in putouts, 6th All-Time in games played and 10th All-Time in assists.
From 1970-1989, no right fielder in MLB won more Gold Gloves than Dwight Evans.
Dwight Evans was clutch in the post-season as well. In 14 World Series games (two series, ‘75, ‘86) Evans hit .300, 15 hits, three HR, 14 RBI, seven walks, seven runs, .397 OBP, .580 SLG, .977 OPS and 29 total bases.
"I think he belongs in the Hall of Fame, and that's just the offense, and then you got the eight Gold Gloves. I think he belongs in there, I truly do." - Former Red Sox Hitting Coach, Walt Hriniak.
SOURCES: Baseball-reference, Baseballcube, Whatever Happened to The Hall of Fame, by Bill James, Red Sox Magazine, First Edition 2010. 2012 NESN - Dwight Evans Biography
We, the undersigned, feel that Dwight Evans should be recognized for his Major League Baseball accomplishments and selected as 1 of 12 finalists for the Expansion Era ballot scheduled for the fall of 2013.
The Fans of Dwight "Dewey" Evans
The Occupy Wall Street protests started a movement which spread across the country including Boston, Massachusetts. These protestors have camped out at Dewey Square for more than 45 days, harassed onlookers, closed streets, trashed public and private grounds, and have embarrassed Boston.
Other Occupy protests have been broken up by police and I think its about time BPD ends it once and for all! Other Occupy protests have had death, assault, prostitution, drugs, rape, and concealed firearms tied to it. By signing this petition you are urging the officials of the most liberal state in America to end this and care for the ones who are affected by these protests. Please Sign this petition!
There have been far too many babies aborted in Massachusetts. It is a shame that a state where many founding fathers were from, abortion is legal.
This is NOT a religious motivated petition. It is for anyone, whether Theist or Atheist, who knows the truth about abortion and why it is wrong.
Let's stand together to overturn Planned Parenthood in the Bay State.
The potential end of Roller Skating at Peter Paine could signal the end of an era.
If Boston College decide that Roller Skating does not fit in with their plans for the Peter Paine Centre, we want to be ready to prove that the community values and wants Skating to continue!
Please show your support!
I am allergic to dogs, and have seen many in public parks where there are lots of signs telling dog owners kindly to have their dogs on leashes. However, I have seen many dogs NOT on leashes and this makes me very upset to see that the owners are not paying attention to the signs.
I have been on tons of chases where an eager dog (not on a leash) runs after me. Alot of owners when I tell them I am allergic to dogs they say their dogs are hypoallergenic, and they can be to some people, but not to me. I am allergic to all kinds of dogs, "hypoallergenic" or not. These dogs don't know better than to chase me, but their owners do.
The owners need to be more considerate to people who are allergic to dogs like me and keep their dogs on leashes.
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE CRYING OUT "STOP THE VIOLENCE" TO ALL THE KILLINGS AND VICTIMS OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN MASSACHUSETTS, ESPECIALLY AFTER TWO DEATHS (OF THE SAME FAMILY TOOK PLACE SUN., NOV. 21ST 2010): Currently there are 116 known gangs in Boston.
In the 80s, there were a mere 15. ACCORDING TO WWW.NATIONALGANGCENTER.ORG THERE ARE OVER 187 CASES (not including the individual deaths and the amount of deaths in each case which numerous have totaled up to 6-7 people in each case.) In an article published by ABC news, 80% of crimes in the US are due to Gang-related activity.
Lives are lost, families are in constant mourning, "retaliation" amongst gangs are ongoing making it nearly impossible to better the situation and something MUST BE DONE! Our community sanity and peace has been taken away...
The neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton in the city of Boston have a large population of skateboarders of all ages, with few safe and legal places to skateboard. The western corner of Ringer Park is an ideal location for a concrete skatepark.
By signing this petition you show your support for skateboarding in Allston, Boston. This interest will raise awareness with city and state officials, and increase the chances for permanent facility to be constructed in Ringer Park.
Street vendors have been conducting business on the sidewalks surrounding Fenway Park for decades. In April, 2010, a complaint was submitted to the Boston Police requesting that ALL street vendors cease and desist until further notice.
The Boston Police are currently forbidding licensed vendors from selling product, but have not released the details of the complaint to the public.
Do we really need to make a case for this? I mean, come on! The debut BOSTON LP sold more copies of a debut than any artist has ever on their first outing. Tom Scholz's distinctive guitar sound and production as well as Brad Delp's amazing vocals have forever changed the world of music as we know it.
500 years from now, "More Than A Feeling" and many other songs from BOSTON's catalog will still be played and listened to with awe. Tom's various electronic inventions including the Power Soak and the Rockman series of musical equipment should also have him at the front of the line to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Let's make it happen!
While traveling these Great United States of America, I've discovered Boston, the city I love, to be on par or to surpass many a major city in terms of culture, fashion, history, education, and diversity. What do these cities posses that Boston lacks? The case could be made for better roads, cleaner subways, or costlier housing. However, I believe that one glaring knock on Boston's national and international reputation is its early-to-bed nightlife.
For a city so vibrant, so rich, and so young, closing times affect people from all walks of life who find themselves in Beantown: tourists, college students, businessmen and women, musicians, professional athletes, and so on. To better compete economically with other major cities, as well as opening doors to greater investment and diversity, Boston should push its closing time back to one comparable with other great cities, 5 A.M. .
With a 216-146 record a 3.46 ERA 3,116 Strikeouts. Four League Titles 1993, 2001, 2004, 2007. Three World Championships 2001, 2004, 2007.
NLCS MVP 1993, World Series Co-MVP 2001.
Member of six All Star Teams.
11-2 Post Season Record
Only the 4th pitcher to get 3,000 strikeouts with under 1,000 walks.
Highest Strikeout/Walk ratio of any pitcher with 3,000+ K's.
Twice set the Major League Record for most consecutive games pitched with out an unearned run.
Only man to win Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year twice. 2001 and 2004
2001 Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (voted on by the MLB players).
Finished 2nd to teammate Randy Johnson for Cy Young award in 2001 and 2002. Finished second to Johan Santana in 2004.
....And the Bloody Sock... Facing elimination down 3-2 Schilling pitched Game # 6 of the ALCS in Yankee Stadium on and injured ankle that bled through out the game....the Red Sox won Schilling gave up only 1 run and 4 hits over 7 innings. That was part of the greatest comeback in baseball history down 3-0 and winning 4-3.
This 20 year career deserves a plaque in Cooperstown, NY.
On December 16th, 1773, The Sons of Liberty dumped crates of tea into the Boston Harbor, as a direct protest by the colonists of America, against the government of Britain.
This is one of the most iconic events in American history, and was one of the catalysts to The Revolutionary War.
We are the Community Peace Makers of Jamaica Plain, MA. We are a collaborative of youth representing different organizations in JP. We work with building the community and uniting people of all types, races, sexes, gender, etc. Our goal is to establish kill building jobs for all teens, including those with CORIs, immigrant youth, etc., which we have designed ourselves to help promote education.
Working with the political officers of the Boston City Counsel, we're working to reduce violence and educate one another about social justice.
Sign this petition and show your support!
When you do, please give us your full name and your e-mail OR mailing address. It would be much appreciated.
16. Fight For Turf
Turf allows us to have more practice and/or playing time. A lot of other high schools are starting to get turf fields and we think we need to be the next.
List of Schools with Turf:
Tyngsborough High School
Newton South High School
East Boston High School
and many more, so why can't we be the next to have one.
The fields we have now are horrible, the football field has no grass and its full of dirt and rocks and the baseball field gathers a lot of water causing puddles and mud. Also West Roxbury High School is a community center so the fields are getting used by alot of other people.
The Roxbury Community Center administration has currently proposed to implement a Criminal Correctional Center, which will be situated in the third floor of the Student Building.
To accomodate this new program, the RCC administration proposed to transform:
- the Student Center (which has the student activities offices)
- RCC bookstore
- Faculty meeting room
...and transferring the advising offices.
In jusfitication for this immense change, the RCC administration claims that the government aid, provided by leasing a floor in the Student Building, will be used to renovate the building for this new program.
The RCC administration held an open forum on February 26th, 2008, to discuss this new program. However, the speakers failed to answer in depth our questions, and present us with substantial evidence that would make this new program attractive and beneficial to RCC students.
18. Fire Francona
Red Sox manager, Terry Francona, has misused the talent behind the Sox for quite some time now, and has blamed the losses, due to HIS stupid decisions, on the performance of the players, however, is very willing to take credit when the players perform well.
This is a petition to stop Terry Francona from further ruining the legacy of the Boston Red Sox and hopefully will be replaced as a result of this action.
This is a petition to gather support for Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein to decline the 2004 option on manager Grady Little. Signatories of this petition are Red Sox fans who wish to lend their voice to the growing chorus pointing out that Grady Little is unfit to manage a major league baseball club.
The ALCS Game 7 fiasco is only the crowning moment on two years of inept managing, especially with the pitching staff. The Red Sox fans below are sick and tired of it and admonish Theo to do the right thing and let Grady walk away. There are many better options out there and we have faith in Theo to find us a true winner.