Tag Archives: Boston Red Sox

Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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Baseball Players Are Not Heroes

The hardlywatching staff had the TV on in the background last night when we heard a local newscast refer to the Red Sox Home Opener “honoring the heroes on and off the field” – that is, commemorating 1) the 2013 … Continue reading

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Globe Has Staggering Ad-vantage Over Herald

Once the Boston Red Sox – sorry, World Series Champion Red Sox - took Game 6, flooded the clubhouse with bubbly, painted the town Red for the rest of Wednesday night, and rode the duck boats into MLB history, it was all … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Jason Gay Totally Gets Boston

Among the many joys of reading the Wall Street Journal (A-hed, Arena, Weekend Edition) is columnist Jason Gay. And among his many talents is an uncanny knack for capturing the Boston state of mind. Two recent exhibits. October 21 piece on … Continue reading

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Herald’s Koji-tations Are Krazy

The hardreading staff gets it that Pennant Fever Grips Hub Tabloid (just check out pages 1 through 5, along with the actual Sports section). But then the feisty local fanzoid goes overboard. From today’s Back Page: Uehara among greats? Really? The guy has 24 … Continue reading

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Did Dan Shaughnessy Jinx The Sox? (II)

As the hardreading staff has noted,  Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy may have given a kayn aynhoreh (evil eye) to the Red Sox with his Sunday victory dance (headline: “Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?”). Because it wasn’t just that the Sox lost last … Continue reading

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Did Dan Shaughnessy Just Jinx The Sox?

It’s called a kahn aynhoreh, “the magical phrase uttered to ward off the evil eye” according to The Joys of Yiddish. And Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy failed to say it in his front-page piece in today’s Sports section. Is it really necessary to … Continue reading

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Actually, New York Beat Boston Yesterday

Forget the New York Yankees’ pathetic seven-of-eight losses to the Boston Red Sox over the past two weeks. Consider this instead: The New York Times beat the Boston Herald on the quintessential Red Sox story of this season. As the … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Red Sox Hideous Beards Edition)

From yesterday’s New York Times: An article on Monday about the Boston Red Sox’ bonding by growing beards misstated the year the team adopted the catchphrase “Cowboy Up.” It was 2003, not 2004. Well, the hardworking staff had missed that piece, so … Continue reading

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Herald Sox It To Globe

It’s no secret that Red Sox owner John Henry is one on the bidders lining up to buy the Boston Globe. Here’s how the Globe itself addressed Henry’s bid yesterday: At least six groups submit bids to buy The Boston Globe At … Continue reading

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