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Play ball; when 'wireless' meant radio; on the green

Phillipe was on suicide watch when news broke that the New England Patriots had allowed Wes Welker to sign with the Denver Broncos. And when the Red Sox opened the season April 1 against the damn Yankees in New York, P. had his gun to his head once agai
161 to go
By  |  April 05, 2013

Finding balance

Balancing the state budget is easy. If by "easy," you mean "ridiculously difficult."
Politics + Other Mistakes  
By AL DIAMON  |  December 07, 2012
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Hey cranks, peep what the ballists are playing!

With the Boston Red Sox sitting in fourth place and virtually all their players struggling or injured, it really couldn't be a finer time for baseball fans to rediscover what we actually love about the sport.
Return to Tradition
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 29, 2012

Oh No, Tannenbaum

P&J used to think that when it came time to cull the herd in America, those folks who waited two days outside Walmart or Best Buy to take advantage of discounted shopping on Thanksgiving night or early Black Friday morning should be at the top of t
Ho-ho . . . No; adios, Ken McKay; talking baseball; remembering a guitar giant
By  |  December 03, 2011
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Fenway rip-off

The eye-opening report by Northeastern University's Initiative for Investigative Reporting details how the steely-eyed management of the Boston Red Sox, lined its own pockets with sums totaling an estimated $45 million.
Sweetheart deal screws taxpayers
By EDITORIAL  |  November 11, 2011
Five Reasons Why JD Drew Should Be Benched

Five Reasons Why JD Drew Should Be Benched


JD Drew warms up before a game against the Baltimore Orioles.The 2011 season has not been the most remarkable for Red Sox outfielder JD Drew....
By Tyler Manoukian  |  July 20, 2011


pitcher Curt Shilling

Talking the art of pitching with Theo, Schill, and Peter Gammons

There's a saying in baseball: you can never have too much pitching. If that's the case, you've come to the right place.  
Payoff pitch
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 08, 2011
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Search-term smackdown

 Golden Ngrams
 Golden Ngrams
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 31, 2010
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The worst and best of Boston sports in 2010

The Patriots are 12-2, the Red Sox won Hot Stove season, the Bruins are skating off skeins of wins thanks in part to the pickup of an 18-year-old Wunderkind who may be the second coming of Jesus on ice skates, and the Celtics have twice dunked the Heat.
Jock strapped
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: Basho Japanese Brasserie

Weirdly situated in the Fenway, this large restaurant from the owners of Back Bay's Douzo conveys an immediate sense of space well apportioned, with the minimalist fascination of the best haiku.
A tasty fusion of new and traditional Japanese fare
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 25, 2010
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Riot squads

On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 25, 2010


Bandwagon fans gear up

Only after buying a "Beat L.A." T-shirt, methodically checking ESPN for World Cup updates, and watching every installment of the NBA Finals with a religious fanaticism, has the hard truth settled in: I am a bandwagon fan.
Benchwarmers
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010
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Curse and worse

The high point of Johnny Baseball , the new musical receiving its world premiere from the American Repertory Theater (at the Loeb Drama Center through June 27), comes two-thirds of the way through the second act.
Johnny Baseball is stuck in the minors
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 11, 2010

A Rhode Island filmmaker’s tribute to the Good War

Amid the moral ambiguity of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — the handwringing over weapons of mass destruction, drone attacks, and the rights of detainees — there is something startling about the raw patriotism of the documentary Navy Heroes of Norman
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010
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Review: Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill

The baseball record books show that Gerald Peter Remy, in 10 major-league seasons, hit a total of seven home runs. On my first visit to his Boylston Street bar and grill, I was ready to declare the restaurant home run number eight.
Another victory, what a surprise
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 29, 2010


Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Pedal promise

Boston has its fair share of deserving bad reputations: the sports fans whined for some 86 years about a “curse” because the Red Sox couldn’t seal the deal; the drivers are terrible; and, thanks in no small part to those driving skills, the city’s street
The ongoing perils and recent improvements en route to a riding renaissance.
By TOM MEEK  |  May 14, 2010
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‘There are no rules’

On April 19, the Globe first reported that arbitrators had awarded the Boston firefighters union a 19-percent raise. By the next morning, both the Globe and the Herald were citing Menino administration figures of a $74 million cost.
The 11th-hour change
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 14, 2010


Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010
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Jocktail Party

This past Sunday night, behind Fenway Park, a subtle yet symbolic changing of the Boston sports-media guard occurred, giving unprecedented power to the people.
NESN reaches out to rivals in a sports blogfest. Hugs all around.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010
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Opera singer teaches Sox fans how to scream

If Elena Zoubareva had the nerve to admonish boisterous fans outside Fenway Park, she’d offer, calmly, “Don’t scream like that — you’ll strain your vocal cords!”
You Scream, I Scream Dept.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  May 07, 2010
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Play ball!

Red Sox fans are well versed in the creation myths of the team’s Dominican stars.
Or, what’s in the Dominican water?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 30, 2010


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Molten metal

Let’s cut to the chase — metal is back. And not just as a popular musical style, but as a subculture, freely seeping into the mainstream in a variety of strange ways, from the bullet belts you see on a dance floor to the devil horns being thrown by every
Expanding definitions at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 23, 2010

Prospect Park

Yes! Baseball season is finally here. All is as it should be in the world, if not with the Red Sox, who have had a tough start. But that’s OK.
Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 23, 2010

Friartown, redux

Phillipe and Jorge have always had a problem with Providence College basketball’s advertising campaign, which refers to the area as “Friartown” in a delusional suggestion that the squad has support throughout the local community.
PC players foul out. Plus, helping Johnny Mac, a Supreme shift, and ‘Monbo Time’
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010