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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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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

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
By AL DIAMON  |  September 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

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,...
By Adam Reilly  |  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?
By AL DIAMON  |  April 01, 2009


Manny Ramirez

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.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009
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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
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008
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Hot love

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
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008
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Mobile-home game

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
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 01, 2008


Henry In The Hub

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.
By Charlie  |  September 17, 2008
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 27, 2008
Babies, Pat D vs. Manny, Dawn Yanek and WTF?

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...
By Charlie  |  July 28, 2008
Who's the jinx now, Jimmy?

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...
By Charlie  |  May 15, 2008
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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


Wetherlaine’s

It’s where Box Seats, the sports bar up in Woonsocket, used to be.
More than ESPN and burgers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 28, 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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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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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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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?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007


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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.
Bloghard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 21, 2007
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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
By HEATHER BOUZAN  |  November 29, 2006
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 21, 2006

The hardest way to make an easy living

Dolo Pill is a surprising guy.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 26, 2006
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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


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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).
By SETH MNOOKIN  |  July 20, 2006
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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
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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
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  May 17, 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