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On July 30, the New York Times revealed that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez — heroes of the Red Sox' 2004 and 2007 World Series wins — are on the (supposedly) secret list of a hundred-plus major leaguers who tested positive for performance-enhancing d
Did the Globe drop the steroid ball?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 07, 2009

And here's the verse part

I think it was Basho who said, "Yankees suck three ways. So hard. So bad. Wicked bad."
The rivalry continues
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 24, 2009

Post-steroid baseball

The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 01, 2009

8. Alex Rodriguez

We might not have called him A-Roid first, but, considering that we're in Boston, we definitely loathe him the most, and we've been looking for a reason (besides attitude and personality) to put him on an unsexy list for the longest. Now we have one.
We might not have called him A-Roid first, but, considering that we're in Boston, we definitely loathe him the most, and we've been looking for a reason (besides attitude and personality) to put him on an unsexy list for the longest. Now we have one.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Devotion to unholy creed

Some of my readers have a warped view of my political bent.
Al Daimon insists he ain't a right-wing jerk. Really.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 11, 2009

Sox to win 98 in '09?

Stat savant Nate Silver, widely lauded for foretelling the 2008 election in detail, was a baseball geek first.
Statistically Speaking
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 25, 2009

Bring back Maris

Alex Rodriguez, media lightning rod and three-time American League MVP, was never my favorite, even before he wore pinstripes.
 Balls, Pucks and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 25, 2009
The Panel, WTF and The Finisher!

The Panel, WTF and The Finisher!

Our panel of experts (and Lance Gould) weigh in on A-Rod and Madonna in Cares or Who Cares, we check the WTF Line and hear...
By Charlie  |  October 24, 2008

Filth and Wisdom

As the lead character narrates his “filthy” story, and those of his London flatmates/neighbors, we hit upon boredom long before wisdom can arrive.  
An annoying mish-mash
By MARK BAZER  |  October 21, 2008

Please shut up!

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008

Naming names and naming rights

P+J are keeping a close eye on the US District Court trial of the two former CVS execs accused of illegally hiring John “My Sharona” Celona, the disgraced former state senator.
What lies ahead in the trial of two former CVS officials?
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 21, 2008


Bases very loaded

Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 2008

Politicos Latinos

This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.

The growing clout of the Hispanic community

By ALAN LUPO  |  February 22, 2008

Not-so-instant karma

No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007

Bonds away

This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007

Dreams of field

Do you see Dustin Pedroia in your sleep, riding a tiny blue bicycle?
Our unlicensed psychiatrist answers disturbing questions about the joy of Sox
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 31, 2007


Jockular plus

Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
New England is the home of past and future champions
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2007

Ills of modern man

I’m always amazed when somebody who’s famous for a really bad idea suddenly comes up with a really good idea.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 10, 2007

Welcome to Boston

You’re one of us now.
Better than a Duck Tour


In the hothouse of this past month’s same-sex-marriage battle, the State House’s top three leaders emerged as surprisingly cozy bedfellows.
Deval Patrick has been lounging in bed cozily with Therese Murray and Sal DiMasi but with budget questions looming, the party’s probably over
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 11, 2007

The diamond patriot

The plane shook. The cockpit coruscated with distress lights. And Ted Williams realized the landing gear was stuck.
Bill Nowlin's Ted Williams at War
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 16, 2007


Sporting verse

With the Yankees in town for their first Fenway visit on Friday night, it’s that time of year again: time for mangling the chilly elegance of Japanese lyric verse into clumsy sports jeers.
The return of Sox-Yanks haiku
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 18, 2007

The Red Sox’ summer of discontent

Slowly, steadily, with every latest setback or miscue, it feels as if the Red Sox’ aspirations for 2006 are inexorably slipping away.
The Sporting Life
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 17, 2006

Brains, balls, and a key to Fenway

Mnookin’s tale of unprecedented access lays bare the workings of one of the biggest and most beloved franchises in sports, during one of the most epochal eras of its 105-year history. Beyond "Dirty Water": Red Sox songs that don't suck. By Mike Milia
How one writer tried to set the record straight on the Sox’ past five years
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 24, 2006

Yankee Hating 101

“Hate” is such a harsh word.
All you need to know about this national pastime
By CHRIS YOUNG  |  May 28, 2006

Still kings of the hill

Rivalry? How can anyone call the Yankees-Red Sox a rivalry when it’s so one-sided?
A Yankee fan’s perspective
By FRENCHY BORDAGARY  |  May 19, 2006


Fair game?

This is the type of story that gets Yankee fans’ blood boiling.
Building the best team money can buy
By CHRIS YOUNG  |  May 18, 2006

Meditate this

Back by popular demand!
Sox-Yanks haiku
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 27, 2006

Ballpark figures

According to the essayists and numbers-crunchers at Baseball Prospectus, the hardball stathead’s Bible, there are “few irrefutable truths” in the game.
A Q&A with Baseball Prospectus writer Steven Goldman
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 30, 2006

Gold gloves

The sight of crazy Julián Tavárez clocking Joey Gathright as he slid into home had to make Sox fans chuckle.
Red Sox brawls through the ages
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 29, 2006