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The 2015 World’s Serious (Serious Second-Guessing Edition)

(Tip o’ the pixel to Ring Lardner’s classic A World’s Serious) Well, that kind of blew for any righteous New York Mets fan, eh? The Junior Pinstripes went Chernobyl for the second straight night, starting with a disastrous top of the … Continue reading

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The World’s Serious Just Got Serious

. . . in a seriously bad way, given that the New York Mets went Chernobyl in Game 4. The gruesome details, via Newsday: Nightmare eighth inning leaves Mets with 3-1 deficit in World Series The Mets could see new life. … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (St. Louzarus Edition)

The St. Louis Cardinals are officially The Undead of Major League Baseball, having risen from the grave in both the regular season and the postseason. Seriously (so to speak), was that a great World Series or what? Tight (except for the … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (2011 Edition)

Well that was one for the ages, no? The hardworking staff will leave the play-by-play of the St. Louis Cardinals’ knee-buckling victory in Game 6 of the World Series to others and go straight to the color commentary: • Twice Fox … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious

The great Ring Lardner‘s lede for his 1920 gem, “A World’s Serious:” ADVANCE NOTICE Sept. 30. – All though they have been world serious practally every yr. for the last 20 yrs. this next world serious which is supposed to … Continue reading

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So to Conclude: The Red Sox Were *Not* the Team o’ Destiny

But the Atlanta Braves still might be. First, the sad demise of the Crimson Hose, as narrated by the Boston Globe’s resident darn-those-Sox scribe Dan Shaughnessy. Red Sox ran out of karma, and it all started after the wristwatch taunt … Continue reading

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Hold On: Maybe the Atlanta Braves Are the Team o’ Destiny

Yesterday the hardlyrooting staff (which has been a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for 45 years, so draw your own conclusions) presented the case for the Boston Red Sox as this postseason’s Team o’ Destiny. But now that the Atlanta … Continue reading

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Boston Almost Beats Brooklyn in Guggenheim Fellowships

Well, the Boston area, anyway. Yesterday’s New York Times featured this full-page ad listing the 2018 Fellows (United States and Canada) appointed by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. By our count, the Greater Boston area garnered 17 Fellowships, while … Continue reading

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Shut Up: Ring Lardner Explained

From the first time I read a Ring Lardner short story (“Haircut,” I believe, like a billion other American high schoolers), I’ve been a huge fan of his work. So much so that back in the ’70s and ’80s I … Continue reading

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We Are All Mets Now

Sweet win for the New York Mets in last night’s NLDS Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Full disclosure: Before the hardworking staff was a Made Yankee Fan in Boston (check out our excellent new header photo!), we were … Continue reading

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