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The pols’ kids are all right; pack your bags, Bobby V.; vidal’s rich legacy

Phillipe and Jorge can tell you that we were angels as 'utes, never giving our parents the least bit of trouble amidst the exploding hormones.
Teen frenzy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 10, 2012
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
Podcast:  Theo Epstein 1-14-11

Podcast: Theo Epstein 1-14-11

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By FNXAdmin  |  January 14, 2011

Photos: Hot Stove Cool Music at the House of Blues

Hot Stove Cool Music benefit show featuring Tinted Windows, State Radio, The Low Anthem, Kay Hanley, and more, live at the Paradise Rock Club
Tinted Windows, Low Anthem, Kay Hanley, and more, live at the Paradise Rock Club, January 9, 2010
By MARY OUELLETTE  |  January 15, 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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009
Theo Epstein and WTF

Theo Epstein and WTF

We talk to Theo Epstein of the Boston Red Sox phones in and we check the WTF Line! Listen here! Put us on your iPod....
By Charlie  |  August 14, 2008


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

A winning combination

Fans of the Sox and of local rock once had at least one thing in common: a big inferiority complex.
Hot Stove, Cool Music at the Paradise Rock Club, January 5-6
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 08, 2008

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008

Going on sale: December 14, 2007

Holy Fuck, Mika, Liars, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  December 12, 2007

The Legends of Summer

Never mind that no one in Legend’s band wore a Sox cap and that Legend himself may, gasp, be a Yankee fan for all anyone knows.
Hot Stove, Cool Music, Fenway Park, August 24, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 27, 2007


Duck season

No one knows what got into Offerman — he’d never been arrested before.
Sports blotter: "Somewhere, Izzy Alcantara smiled" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 22, 2007

Boston music news: August 24, 2007

Last summer, it poured on the "Hot Stove, Cool Music: Fenway Park Sessions" fundraiser, putting a damper on an event that was already a bit down.
Notes on the 2007 edition of Hot Stove, Cool Music
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 20, 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?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007

Return of the Bud-I

We guarantee that you will be entertained.
Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2007

Batter up

Peter Gammons has something of a perfect life.
Peter Gammons, Game On!, April 9, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 17, 2007


Play ball, Rhody-style

Baseball fans in New England view spring’s wispy introduction through a different lens.
Nine innings’ worth of stuff you don’t know about Rhode Island and baseball
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 06, 2007

Mooninites cripple Boston

Boston, 2007 = Grovers Mill, 1938 Slop Culture: In case you don't know who the Mooninites are Media Log: The road not taken
And rock your face off
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  February 01, 2007

EXCLUSIVE: The truth about Theo's wedding

The story they put out about Red Sox manager Theo Epstein’s secret wedding was a hoax. FNX veteran news hound Henry Santoro has the real story. Henry Santoro reports on Theo Epstein's wedding (mp3)  
Don't believe what you read in the daily newspapers
By HENRY SANTORO  |  January 31, 2007

Bad Boston

Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 17, 2007

Peter Gammons's doubleheader

There’s no question that a close relationship has developed between Boston’s music scene and its baseball team .
Hot Stove, Cool Music, the Paradise Rock Club, January 6 and 7, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 10, 2007


The Red Sox’ summer of discontent

Slowly, steadily, with every latest setback or miscue, it feels as if the Red Sox’ aspirations for 2006 are inexorably slipping away.
The Sporting Life
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 17, 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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 24, 2006

Five dumbest Globe stories about the Sox

Danny being Danny
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 18, 2006

Hot Stove Cool Music

It would be as unfair to call the second annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Fenway Park a week ago last Wednesday a disaster as it would be to confirm that it was an unqualified success. Slideshow: Hot Stove Cool Music, July 12, 2006
Rock and rain at Fenway
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 14, 2006

When animals attack

If it's South Carolina, it's not really the Red Sox.
Sports Blotter: Mascots Gone Wild Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 12, 2006


To BB or not to BB

It took a hell of a long time, but 2006 finally has its first college-jock-randomly-shoots-pedestrian-with-BB-gun offense.
Sports Blotter: Red Rider Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 14, 2006

Listing forward

Like anyone who works a specific beat — sportswriters and political writers come to mind — media critics acquire lots of impressions, opinions, and stray observations that never actually make it into print, and yet they are worth musing over.
Sometimes a media critic just wants to herd a few cats
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 03, 2006

Wild and Crispy

When Johnny Damon took a $52 million deal in December to join the New York Yankees, it cut through Red Sox Nation like a rusty knife.
Yes, Damon’s departure changes the Sox, but they won’t be wanting for charisma
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 11, 2006

10 sports stories that shook the world

From Ball Four to the bad trip
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 06, 2006