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‘Lest We Forget’/’Yankees Suck!’

The other day I took the Green Line downtown to meet the Missus. At Kenmore, a horde of Red Sox fans boarded the trolley, fresh off the Duck Boat Parade celebrating the fourth Boston Red Sox World Series Championship of … Continue reading

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2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox: 25 Players, 1 Cab

And they loved their driver. Alex Cora led the Olde Towne Team not only to its best regular-season record ever, but also to its fourth 21st Century World Series Championship. A totally joyful ride. One discordant note: Steve Pearce’s MVP … Continue reading

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When the Missus and I Visited Hearst Castle 4 Times in 1 Day

Patricia Leigh Brown’s New York Times piece the other day about the Hearst Castle in San Simeon was interesting in its own right. Taking a Dip at Xanadu Guests swim at Hearst Castle, where Hollywood luminaries one cavorted. SAN SIMEON, … Continue reading

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Blue Point Brewing Company’s NYT Ad Fairly Hops Off the Page

. . . and onto a can of its beer. Maybe we should take a step back. Blue Point Brewing Company is a craft beer subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch that says it’s “constantly inspired by the coastal spirit of Patchogue [N.Y.] … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Sutterink.com Edition)

Latest in a very long-running series Yesterday’s New York Times featured this heartfelt full-page ad from a Dad to his daughters. The text: Sweet guy, yeah? Then again, tucked away at bottom left, there’s the link to his website.     … Continue reading

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Made Yankee Fan in Boston: That Craig Kimbrel Spidey Thing

In the wake of the Red Sox hang-on-by-their-fingernails win in Game One of the ALDS over the New York Yankees, we gotta ask: What’s up with Craig Kimbrel’s Pitch of the Spider Man mound vogueing? Before every pitch? Seriously? That’s … Continue reading

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’14 Back’ Takes Us Back to More Than Bucky Bleeping Dent

It’s excellent timing that, as the New York Yankees face tomorrow’s postseason play-in game against the Oakland A’s, SI TV has released the documentary film 14 Back. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is arguably the most iconic in sports history, and remains … Continue reading

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New York Times Chases Younger Readers by Touting Old Guy

The headscratching staff has never really understood the Bernie Sanders connection to millennials, although The Bernie Sanders Connection would be a good name for a rock band (with apologies to Dave Barry). But the New York Times, apparently, totally gets … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends From the New York Times (CYA Edition)

The hardworking staff is always interested in the issue advocacy/corporate image ads that appear in major U.S. newspapers, most especially the New York Times, which functions as sort of the community bulletin board for corporate America. The thing is, though, … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Uphill Lift’ Edition)

From our annual That’s Just Sad desk As the hardworking staff wends its way through this veil – sorry, vale – of tears, we’ve felt obliged to keep track of the mangled phrases employed by our differently worded brethren, who go … Continue reading

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