Tag Archives: Boston Red Sox

A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry Edition)

From our blessedly endless series Leave it to the redoubtable Wall Street Journal columnist (and Massachusetts native) Jason Gay to nail the New! Improved! Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees basebrawl rivalry. Gay’s latest piece begins in his usual leisurely style. … Continue reading

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Ted Williams’ Former Florida Home Gone Fishin’ for a Buyer

The Splendid Splinter’s old fishing shack is back on the market. Well, maybe not shack. From Friday’s Wall Street Journal Mansion section: Ted Williams’s Florida Fishing Spot Goes on the Market In the Florida Keys, the onetime home of baseball … Continue reading

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Benjamin Moore Paints the Olde Towne Boston Red

. . . and Green Monster, Boston Blue, Baseline White and Foul Pole Yellow. From MediaPost’s Out to Launch: NEW! Red Sox Fans, Rejoice. Benjamin Moore Launches Fenway Collection With Colors Like Boston Red Benjamin Moore is the official paint of the … Continue reading

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Red Sox Slowly Studying Slow Baseball Games

The Boston Red Sox, a.k.a The Slowskys of Major League Baseball, are examining, well, themselves in a new MLB effort to speed up the national vastime. From the Weekend Wall Street Journal. Does Baseball Have to Be So Slow? As … Continue reading

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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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