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Red Sox fans are well versed in the creation myths of the team’s Dominican stars.
Or, what’s in the Dominican water?
| April 30, 2010
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
| December 25, 2009
Death and taxes
Here's the simple truth about Maine's automobile excise tax: If you don't support the initiative on the November ballot to cut it sharply, we're all going to die.
We’re all going to die
| September 25, 2009
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?
| August 07, 2009
Kevin Cullen's sepia-tinged bogosity
In his latest offering, Globe metro columnist Kevin Cullen uses the death of Dom DiMaggio and the probable steroid use of Manny Ramirez to argue,...
| May 11, 2009
Do it to debt
A friend of mine walked into the local bar during a recent happy hour and announced, "I'm furious at IGA."
Spending money to make money?
| April 01, 2009
At last, the mashing man-child finally ended feverish off-season speculation by accepting a paltry two-year $45 million contract from the Dodgers. What a tragedy considering that Manny's been paid $147 million since 2001. Fuck him and his agent for dissi
At last, the mashing man-child finally ended feverish off-season speculation by accepting a paltry two-year $45 million contract from the Dodgers. What a tragedy considering that Manny's been paid $147 million since 2001. Fuck him and his agent for dissing Boston after we put up with his shit for seven years. Still, this faux-hippie asswipe wound up here because of that horrific oily mane he sports.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
The wild bunch
| March 04, 2009
The Year of the Nerd
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
| December 23, 2008
For once, a scantily clad goth woman swinging chains of neon-orange fireballs over her head isn’t doing so because I’ve pissed her off.
Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 08, 2008
The intersection of Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street, in the hours before, during, and after a Red Sox game, is not unlike a trading floor on pre-crash Wall Street: it’s chaotic, teeming with people, and everyone’s trying to make a buck.
Cross the Mayor of Lansdowne Street at your peril, Sox fans: you might be jinxing your team in the process
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| October 01, 2008
Henry In The Hub
Henry talks to Chris Elias, scoreboard operator at Fenway Park, about Pawvilion, happening Thursday night at the BofA! Hear the whole interview here.
| September 17, 2008
Revenge of the toad
Some sports-crime stories aren’t funny in any way — they’re just plain violent and tragic. But every now and then you get a story that’s just pure fun.
Sports blotter: "Irabu!" edition
| August 27, 2008
Babies, Pat D vs. Manny, Dawn Yanek and WTF?
We play "Are You Smarter Than A Baby?", hear cleaning guy Pat D freak out about Manny, talk to Dawn Yanek from Life and Style...
| July 28, 2008
Who's the jinx now, Jimmy?
Was Big Stupid Jim in Baltimore? Did Jimmy jinx the Sox? If Jim was in Baltimore, then who was on the air?Who's the hottie on...
| May 15, 2008
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?
| December 19, 2007
It’s where Box Seats, the sports bar up in Woonsocket, used to be.
More than ESPN and burgers
| November 28, 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
| October 31, 2007
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
| October 03, 2007
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?
| August 27, 2007
The Most Hated Man in Boston
To understand the tortured tango that binds Dan Shaughnessy and his detractors, consider his item about Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s blog, 38 Pitches.
What is it about The Globe ’s Dan Shaughnessy that makes ordinary, peaceable people want to kick his ass?
| July 10, 2007
Curt cuts through the crap
When it comes to giving fans the straight dope about the game he plays and the life he lives, the Red Sox ace is living up to his verbose reputation.
| March 21, 2007
Want fries with that?
Soft and mushy, brown and crispy, spiced and curly, slightly sweet and drowned in mayonnaise — we’ve all got our favorite kind of French fries.
You will when you see the way local restaurants are serving them these days
| November 29, 2006
The tale of the tape
Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter: Red Sox-Yankees Edition
| August 21, 2006
The hardest way to make an easy living
Dolo Pill is a surprising guy.
Politics and other mistakes
| July 26, 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
| July 24, 2006
Big Papi's sudden impact
'You want me to hit like a little bitch?' Brains, balls, and a key to Fenway: How one writer tried to set the record straight on the sox’ past five years. By Mike Miliard.
An excerpt from Seth Mnookin’s book, Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top (Simon and Schuster).
| July 20, 2006
This is the type of story that gets Yankee fans’ blood boiling.
Building the best team money can buy
| May 18, 2006
Menino: Get help!
Tom: take a deep breath. Count to ten. Think serene thoughts.
Why you must get Boston a top cop from the outside world
| May 17, 2006
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
| April 05, 2006
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