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Too soon?

June 17, 2007 was Father’s Day. I was at Fenway with my buddy, Brian Liddy, for an interleague game.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 20, 2011
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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
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Review: The Rocket that Fell to Earth

On July 18, 1992, in a celebrated post-game meltdown at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the pitcher formerly known as the Rocket expressed his displeasure over a column I had written.
Roger Clemens's fall and rise and fall
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  April 01, 2009
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Stock stupidity

In my wildest dreams, I never thought my stock-market ignorance would be something to brag about.  
Self-declared financial ignoramus revels in the fact that investing ‘geniuses’ probably know less than she does
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 01, 2008

Whole new ball game

John Frary is a politician in the same sense that I’m the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 01, 2008
Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Do You Want Barry In Boston?

Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Do You Want Barry In Boston?


With Papi out for at least a month the Sox could be looking for someone to fill in for him.The Internets are buzzing with the...
By Special Ed  |  June 04, 2008


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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008
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The needle and the damage done

Our country’s national pastime is a game stolen from the Brits, perfected by the Cubans, Dominicans, and Japanese, and best enjoyed while eating the cuisine of the Teutons.
After the steroid debacle, how can America’s pastime possibly recover its dignity? By looking to the South African truth and reconciliation model.
By LANCE GOULD  |  December 21, 2007
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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
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Cheating rules!

Maybe we shouldn’t lament the sundry scandals that have made 2007 the Year of the Cheater.
Why steroids, spying, and all those other sports scandals are actually good for fans
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 03, 2007
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Dance Monkey: Lewis Black

I’d like to be known as the King of Hope. That can be a city somewhere, or the king of actual hope.
A visiting comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 25, 2007


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Underdog days of summer

Conjure, if you will, the defining emotional ethos of the Red Sox Nation of just a few years back.
Those Damn Yankees are back at Seacoast Rep
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 03, 2007
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Playlist: May 18, 2007

Mr. T, Urkel-Os, Bill & Ted's Excellent Cereal, and more.
Guster singer rates the top five real-life breakfast cereals based on non-animated movie characters, television characters, or Barry Bonds
By RYAN MILLER  |  May 22, 2007
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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

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007
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Balloon wars

A wonderful, uplifting story is coming out of Utah.
Sports blotter: "Glory of Love" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 11, 2007


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Pressing the case

In the aftermath of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s perjury conviction last week, the journalistic fallout of the case remains a subject of intense interest for reporters and legal observers.  
A limited federal shield law would be better than the post-Libby status quo
By JIM TARICANI  |  March 14, 2007
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The Year of living strangely

So let’s see if we have this straight.
A year in media
By JOHN CARROLL  |  December 20, 2006
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Remember the '80s?

Times have been tough for professional baseball this year.
Sports Blotter: All-Star Break edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 11, 2006

Liz launches

It’s no secret that Democrat Elizabeth Roberts, a stalwart state senator from Cranston, is running for lieutenant governor.
Dems’ gubernatorial ticket shows some gusto  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 25, 2006
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Muckrakers in the outfield

Last week was an important moment in the history of American journalism.
It’s time for baseball — and all sports — to be covered just like any other multi-billion-dollar business  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 05, 2006


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Long way home to Foxboro

You gotta love Bill Belichick.
Belichick brings in a DUI legend
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 05, 2006
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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

Bang the drum slowly

A staggering week-plus of losses in the Biggest Little.
Big losses in the Biggest Little
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 15, 2006
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Game on

Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 06, 2006