Friday night's opening performance of this weekend's triple header of the at A clearly demonstrated why he is a winner of 7 Emmy awards, considered the official "Red Sox Poet Laureate" and one of the nation's top storytelling humorists.
From the opening introduction done by his friend, Red Sox PA announcer Carl Beame (who was in the audience Friday night), until he closed with a reenactment of his trademark poem Teddy at the Bat, the audience appeared transfixed by his way with words, rhymed or otherwise, and his special ability to set a story into a humorous context.
Laughter filled the room all evening whether Flavin was talking about his long time Sox friends Ted Williams or Dom DiMaggio (whose son was in the audience), singing a ditty about the Sox 2011 collapse, or telling stories about his former colleagues at WBZ TV or Boston politicians.
The opener, Fenway singer-songwriter Rob Crawford, sang three delightful baseball-related tunes to set the mood.
Framingham is indeed lucky to have a place like Amazing Things that brings to MetroWest performers like Dick Flavin.
Those who missed last night's show are lucky to have two more opportunities to catch the show - and
Please don't miss this show - you won't be disappointed!