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On Second Thought

Taking note of Yaz, Flutie, Jagr, and more

Jaromir Jagr, in his short stay with the Bruins, routinely lugged 2-3 of his sticks to church, looking for help from the Official Scorer.

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Jaromir Jagr, in his short stay with the Bruins, routinely lugged 2-3 of his sticks to church, looking for help from the Official Scorer.

Taking account of the sports world in Twitter verse, while wondering if Patriots receivers can catch anything other than hell from Tom Brady.

 Finally, a statue for Yaz. Somewhere, Eddie Stanky is trying to massage a brutal kink out of his neck.

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 Particularly poignant this time each September to remember the good work of the Ace Bailey Foundation (acebailey.org).

 Doug Flutie, who knows a little something about Canadian football, tells me he thinks it could work for Tim Tebow in the CFL.

 Jaromir Jagr, in his short stay with the Bruins, routinely lugged 2-3 of his sticks to church, looking for help from the Official Scorer.

 In home run terms, Ben Cherington is AL Executive of Year, and ball cleared the Pike, bounced off MIT Dome, and rolled to a stop in Bangor.

 Two bleacher seats for all possible postseason games at Fenway: $1,905. Or weekly wage of someone who makes $98,060 per year.

 The Garden floor yields to The Tradition Tuesday night. Low-profile, high-performance, gem of an evening.

 One start, 74 pitches, and weeks of bellyaching about Clay Buchholz drops off table like one of his breaking balls. Boston.

 Good on IOC for restoring wrestling for 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Et tu, BU? Terrier grapplers deserve to stay on mat.

 True story: An Ontario woman believes youth soccer is best played with an imaginary ball. Everyone gets an invisible trophy?

 A picture of Pierce and KG in those Brooklyn unis or one with Clemens in pinstripes? Which one makes you hate New York even more?

 If I were a college freshman in Boston, I would put “learn to sail on the Charles’’ near the top of my four-year “to-do’’ list.

 Danny Amendola is a gamer. But it took less than 30 minutes last Sunday to wonder if he’ll be lame more than game.

 Nomar. Schilling. Gronk. Ellsbury. Seguin. All Dunkin’ Donuts pitchmen. Time maybe for DD’s marketing dept to switch to decaf.

 Prime slice of Boston sports talk radio is WEEI’s annual on-air fund-raising campaign for the Jimmy Fund. Pitch perfect.

 No higher praise than to think Ned Martin and Jim Woods would have loved the on-air banter of Dennis Eckersley and Derek Lowe.

 The beards alone would make Charlie Finley wish he owned the 2013 Red Sox. Someone just needs a Rollie Fingers mustache.

 I’m penciling in Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson for a combined 50 goals. In exact lockstep with Seguin-Horton pace last season.

 News item: Lance Armstrong surrenders bronze medal for 2000 Olympics. Only wishes for a way to surrender gold medal for jerkdom.

 In Iowa, it’s legal for the blind, sportsmen or otherwise, to carry gun permits. Which puts a target on all creatures great and small.

 Jeter done. A-Rod plays on. When Brian Cashman pens his “Yankee Years,’’ I bet his laptop explodes on the 2013 chapter.

 Until further notice, they are Rajon Rondo’s Celtics. But it could be a very short notice.

 His strikeout rate is up, but as the weekend approached Jose Iglesias was hitting .292 with Tigers, .317 for season.

 Oct. 1 is 30th anniversary of Yaz’s Fenway adieu. No. 8’s lap around ballyard that afternoon among best farewells in all of sports.

 John Tortorella’s first “Torts moment” as Canucks’ new coach had him ranting about Twitter. Final score: Twitter 1, Torts 0.

 Tokyo, fine choice. Madrid, no problem. But Istanbul actually had a shot at ’20 Olympics? Proof IOC voters sometimes not of this planet.

 John Farrell really doesn’t say much more than Bill Belichick. But like a good pitcher knows, delivery often essential.

 Miss the chance to see greats like Nadal, Federer, Williams sisters, and Sharapova romp ’round Longwood like old days.

 A pair of loge boxes for all possible postseason games at Fenway: $5,225. Or weekly wage of someone who makes $271,700 per year.

 Not sure if R.A. Dickey is 12-12 because he throws a knuckleball or pitches for knucklehead Jays.

 Obviously, Tom Brady was never a rookie.

 One ex-Bruin still has a new Mercedes, valued at $100,000-plus, parked on Garden property. No hurry.

 Why are they the Buffalo “Bills’’? Because “Billy’’ is slang for a male bison.

 America’s Cup continues off San Francisco, albeit with most Americans with less than $5 million net worth unaware of it.

 Bob Socci doesn’t make me forget Gil Santos. He’s so good, he reminds me of Santos.

 NHL training camps opened last week. All of them without Tim Thomas.

Kevin Paul Dupont’s ‘‘On Second Thought’’ appears on Page 2 of the Sunday Globe Sports section. He can be reached at dupont@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKPD.
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