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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 | August 25, 2012 | ICA Boston on the Waterfront
August 25, 2012 | ICA Boston on the Waterfront
By MICHAEL SPENCER  |  August 31, 2012

Ten Great Moments In Red Sox Playoffs

This story was originally published in the September 25, 1995, issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The good, the bad, the ugly — we've seen it all
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 09, 2011

Red Sox Nation, meet your new existential dread

For my entire life, I have esteemed the Red Sox above all other teams.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 08, 2010

Golden memories of the diamond

We know the vast majority of Cool, Cool World readers do not have a personal memory of life on the planet earth, circa 1960, as they were not yet born.
Big baseball anniversaries; not-so-E-Z pass; remebering Jimbo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 01, 2010

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

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


The politics of baseball in Boston

You don’t need a fancy political-science degree to predict voter turnout in Boston city elections. All you need is a Red Sox postseason schedule (when applicable).
It's the Red Sox, stupid
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009
big list

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

Luis's Lost Years

It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 24, 2009

Flashback: Sox Populi

The October wind plays tricks on a man when the last breeze of summer meets the first chill of winter in the stands at Fenway Park. When other teams in other parks are playing out the World Series, the air in the Fens hangs heavy.
A short story for opening week

Crossing fingers

When Red Sox World Series trophies need buffing, third-generation Downtown Crossing silversmith Mike Davis gets the phone call.
A long-time Downtown Crossing shopkeeper sees the neighborhood’s silver lining
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 10, 2009


The Center of the universe

Real-life quantum leaper Richard Goodwin was sort of a 1960s political Zelig — everywhere you looked, there he was.
JFK speechwriter and Renaissance man Richard Goodwin explores the roots of today's religious wars by channeling 17th-century anti-hero Galileo in a play called Two Men of Florence
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 04, 2009

The ultimate Shill?

For a brief moment in late 2004, some people feared that Curt Schilling might pull through for President George W. Bush the way he did for the Sox.
Number 38's political timeline
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 17, 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

The void recedes

So I say, to hell with the opener. Catching up with the Sox when they finally get to Oakland is fine.
Balls and pucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 26, 2008

Bases very loaded

Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 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

State of the Nation

Can the Red Sox Nation become the Stop the War Nation?
If only the war attracted as much attention as sports
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 19, 2007

Swept off our feet

A sonnet for Pat D., the Phoenix cleaning guy, upon the winning of the 2007 World Series by his beloved Boston Red Sox
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 31, 2007

The only game in town

Memo received and understood, chiefs.
Sox fever grips the Hub
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 31, 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
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 31, 2007


Jockular plus

Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
New England is the home of past and future champions
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2007

No Reservations

Rage itself becomes a monster.
Author John Burnham Schwartz on adapting his novel, Reservation Road
By JENNY HALPER  |  October 18, 2007

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

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

Philly stakes

It’s definitely worse than the curse.
Losing it all
By ED CONDRAN  |  July 05, 2007


Home of the Braves?

Fifty years ago this fall, a Boston team beat the Yankees in the World Series.
50 years after the Boston Braves' departure, it’s worth asking: did the wrong team leave town?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 09, 2007

How high can Gordon Fox go?

Although House Majority Leader Gordon D. Fox considers himself a Red Sox fan, he hopes the Yankees win the World Series this year.
The progressive practices a balancing act in the socially conservative RI legislature
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 09, 2007

Memories of a crazed Red Sox fan

October 1, 1967. Two outs, top of the ninth. Cast of characters: Talking baseball with Jim Lonborg. By Jim Sullivan
Recalling the magical and almost forgotten '67 season
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 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