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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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Dan Shaughnessy (Steno Edition)

The cover story in the Sunday Boston Globe Magazine features sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s promo for his new book on former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. Set the record straight? Maybe not so much . . . Read the rest … Continue reading

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No Homers In Red Sox Broadcast Booth

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal, doing what it does best, published The Announcer-Bias Index, described as the “[n]umber of comments perceived as bias that were made by each club’s TV broadcast team over the course of one game – including … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Red Sox Bums Russian

As if Boston weren’t in enough baseball turmoil, now it turns out that the Red Sox are the Evil Empire. Or so says the New Yorker: THE RED SOX ARE THE U.S.S.R. One of the greatest rivalries in professional sports … Continue reading

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