Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

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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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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Boston Is One Crappy Baseball Town

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff has been a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for over 40 years. And for almost all of them, we’ve contended that people here are not baseball fans. They’re Red Sox fans. Exhibit Umpteen: It’s 11:50 … Continue reading

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Tucson Magazine Publisher: We’re the Beck-and-Call Girl of Our Advertisers

The hardtracking staff realizes that times are hard for media outlets these days, but this seems a bit much. From the redoubtable Jim Romenesko: NEWSPAPER COMPANY: OUR CUSTOMER IS THE ADVERTISER, NOT THE READER Why Mark Evans refused to work … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The Hispanics Across America ‘Bad Selig’ NYT Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So I was watching the St. Louis Cardinals beat the stuffing out of the Los Angeles Dodgers last night.   At which point … Continue reading

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Vin Scully Celebrations: Globe 1, Herald 0

Vin Scully, the legendary 85-year-old broadcaster who has called Los Angeles Dodgers games for lo, these last 64 years, has just re-upped for 2014, and the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy paid tribute to him in Sunday’s edition. Vin Scully simply the best … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Red Sox Doubleheadline Edition)

The local dailies go to town on the Red Sox blockbuster trade. IGTLTDT sorts out which did a better job.  

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Remembering Moose Skowron

Growing up in New York in the ’50s and ’60s, I loved the Yankees – all of them – and especially the ones at the corners: the sharp-fielding Clete Boyer at 3rd and the power-hitting Moose Skowron at 1st. Boyer … Continue reading

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Olbermann & Rich: Rupert Payboch

The Global Worldwide Headquarters of Campaign Outsider has been swamped with compare-and-contrast exercises lately (see here and here and here). Here’s another one: Keith Olbermann (in The Guardian) and Frank Rich (in New York) whacking their former employer Rupert Murdoch. … Continue reading

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