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Have a Very Belichick Halloween

From our Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper desk Yesterday’s edition of the Journal included this Geoff Foster piece. Scary Sports Costumes Trick or Treat: Turning This Year’s Low Moments Into Halloween Highlights Any kid can dress … Continue reading

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All Hail Madison Bumgarner, the 21st Century Cy Young

From our One for the Ages desk You have to go back over a century to match what San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner did last night: Win two World Series games and pitch more than three innings in a third. … Continue reading

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Coakley Took More of a Beating Than the Giants Last Night

The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the … Continue reading

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Encore: My Mazeroski Moment (Or, How the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Helped Make Me Grow Up)

The Pop History Dig is a terrific website that chronicles signature events and figures of 20th century popular culture. And the latest submission by encyclopedic author Jack Doyle is one close to the hardworking staff’s heart. “The Mazeroski Moment” 1960 … Continue reading

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WBUR Dope Slaps WGBH

As the hardworking staff drove through Allston yesterday, we noticed this billboard over the Mass Pike (sorry, no picture – I was driving, yeah?). No Rant. No Slant. WBUR 90.9 FM Boston’s NPR News Station You know that’s not aimed … Continue reading

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San Francisco Treat: Madison Bumgarner Spins a Classic

From our One for the Ages desk Last night the hardwatching staff witnessed (with roughly 17 other baseball lovers) the masterly complete-game shutout San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner laid on the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the … Continue reading

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Zombie Apocalypse for Product Placement

From our Dead Brand Walking desk The hardtracking staff doesn’t want to say we told you so, but . . . we told you so. Product placement is starting to wear out its welcome. From PRI’s Marketplace: Product placement lessons from … Continue reading

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My Mazeroski Moment (Or, How the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Helped Make Me Grow Up)

The Pop History Dig is a terrific website that chronicles signature events and figures of 20th century popular culture. And the latest submission by encyclopedic author Jack Doyle  is one close to the hardworking staff’s heart. “The Mazeroski Moment” 1960 World Series It … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze-Out is getting a bit tiresome, yeah? First, some statistics (via the San Jose Mercury News): 24 of 25 Players on the [San Francisco] Giants’ Division Series and NLCS rosters who appeared in a game in those … Continue reading

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