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The year ahead in sports
It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
| December 30, 2011
Meet the Mayor: The Boston Cat Hospital
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. The Boston Cat HospitalElizabeth Sullivan How did you...
| September 30, 2010
Slammed: Lance Stephenson's comeback goes south
Just a few months ago, Lance Stephenson was looking like basketball's feel-good comeback story.
Plus, Roger Clemens gets what he deserves.
| August 27, 2010
The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
| April 01, 2009
Review: The Rocket that Fell to Earth
On July 18, 1992, in a celebrated post-game meltdown at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the pitcher formerly known as the Rocket expressed his displeasure over a column I had written.
Roger Clemens's fall and rise and fall
| April 01, 2009
Bring back Maris
Alex Rodriguez, media lightning rod and three-time American League MVP, was never my favorite, even before he wore pinstripes.
Balls, Pucks and Monster Trucks
| February 25, 2009
The needle and the damage done
Our country’s national pastime is a game stolen from the Brits, perfected by the Cubans, Dominicans, and Japanese, and best enjoyed while eating the cuisine of the Teutons.
After the steroid debacle, how can America’s pastime possibly recover its dignity? By looking to the South African truth and reconciliation model.
| December 21, 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
Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
| January 06, 2006
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