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Wedding bells?

There is little mystery where your superior correspondents stand on marriage equality. We are for it, as we have been for full equality and rights for Vo Dilanduhs of all sexual orientations for the entire 33 years of this column.
Another step toward equality; Big @#!%-ing Papi; musical musings
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 26, 2013

Slugfest of the all-stars: Home Run Derby 2011 tonight at Chase Field


With the State Farm Home Run Derby set for later tonight at Chase Field in Phoenix, American League captain David Ortiz looks to carry his...
By Tyler Manoukian  |  July 11, 2011
Four Sox players to make All-Star appearance in Arizona

Four Sox players to make All-Star appearance in Arizona


With a payroll of more than $160 million and a lineup hailed last winter as one of the best ever, you'd think that the 2011...
By Tyler Manoukian  |  July 06, 2011

Now That's What The Fuck I Call A Chain Reaction


Right when I was about to tweet earlier about how Ortiz sports a chain thicker than something...  Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 11, 2011
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A Red Sox aural history

Going to a ballgame for the music is like visiting a bus station for bouillabaisse. You shouldn't get your hopes up.
How I learned to face the music
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 08, 2011
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Feeding frenzy

The media rain on James Levine's parade, plus Boston Midsummer Opera
The media rain on James Levine's parade, plus Boston Midsummer Opera
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 07, 2010


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With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence

It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
Obey
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 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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Slam Dunk Season

Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a schem
How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 05, 2010
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Ten years of great sports

Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009
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Big story

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


Magnificent machines

A machine that can make everything. It's been the stuff of science fiction for decades. But now, it's a reality. In fact, there's one in Providence.
Inside AS220's Fab Lab
By CHRISTOPHER COLLINS  |  August 07, 2009

Fat city

You wouldn't buy a suit from a tailor who wears ill-fitting clothes. You wouldn't take suggestions for summer-reading from somebody who's illiterate. You wouldn't cast your ballot for a candidate who's completely clueless.
Talking Politics
By AL DIAMON  |  July 17, 2009
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Review: Sugar

How is it that so many Major Leaguers come from the tiny Dominican Republic?
An intense young pitcher for a Dominican farm team
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009
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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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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


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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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License this!

The living, breathing Holy Grail of contemporary music success stories has impeccably styled Birkin bangs and a floaty angel voice.
There’s some Feist album left if anyone wants it
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 30, 2008
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Stat man

Three decades ago, Bill James would spend the skeleton shift at the Stokely-Van Camp bean factory in Lawrence, Kansas, pondering baseball’s imponderables.
Bill James teaches the Sox to play by the numbers
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 02, 2008
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Star trek

At its best, Super Mario Galaxy feels as liberating as the first three-dimensional Mario game, Super Mario 64 .
Super Mario Galaxy blasts off
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 10, 2007
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Jury’s got the verdict

Two well-judged shows light up the holiday horizon.
‘Trans’ at Atlantic Works, ‘Red’ at Cambridge Art Association, Caroline Jones and David Joselit at MIT, Ralph Gibson at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 09, 2007


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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
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Pigpile

With its virtual monopoly on video-game football in place, the Madden franchise has become less essential with each successive iteration.
Yet another Madden
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 04, 2007
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Up on the roof

Given the relentlessness with which it was hyped in the months prior to its August 1 premiere, you’re probably familiar with the concept.
Will Sox Appeal appeal to Sox fans?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 27, 2007
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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007
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BPD stands accused — as Sox-haters?

The city of Boston has paid out more than $15 million in recent years to victims of the police department’s misconduct.
Safe, and Out
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 25, 2007


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The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards

Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2007
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Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007
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Number of the beast

It’s become the creationism v. evolution argument of baseball.
Baseball stats demystified
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 26, 2007
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The late show

Boston lives after 2 am. It’s just a different city, more of a landscape than a community. Audio Slideshow: Allston, 2 to 6 am Audio Slideshow: Cambridge, 2 to 6 am Audio Slideshow: Downtown Boston, 2 to 6 am
Boston, from   2 am to 6 am
By CAMILLE DODERO, MIKE MILIARD, AND WILL SPITZ  |  January 31, 2007