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John Henry’s call on Yawkey Way is a home run

Fans bustle in anticipation of the opening pitch. Vendors hawk programs and other souvenirs. The mouth-watering smell of grilled sausage fills the air – all on a street named after someone whose racial attitudes should not for one minute be … Continue reading

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We are Boston. We rejoin the world.

Like Punxsutawney Phil emerging from his cave in Pennsylvania, squinting from the sunlight, folks in my hometown emerged from lock-down yesterday morning.  On the surface, it was an ordinary weekend morning in spring, a stop at Peet’s for coffee, the dry cleaners, drugstore, … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Red Sox 2013

Trudging up to Yawkey Way from the Kenmore Square T stop last Friday, I tasted bile in contemplating the horrors of the 2012 team, a performance that defies description by all but the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessey.  I consoled myself that it was a picture … Continue reading

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Ogunquit fireworks preserve charm of yesteryear

While tens of thousands of Boston concert-goers were being herded from the Esplanade to a tunnel under Storrow Drive under threat of storm, Ogunquit, Maine was celebrating July 4th as tradition would have it: simple and lovely.  Standing on the Marginal … Continue reading

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Red Sox are failing to provide much needed diversion from world events

The stock market is down over 500 points, violence is increasing in Afghanistan, North Korea seems poised to launch a rocket that could figure in its nuclear program, hate crimes in Florida and Oklahoma dominate headlines, spring gardens are threatened … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Boston and San Francisco

 Fenway  Going to two baseball games, a week apart, in San Francisco and Boston, invites comparisons between the two cities, and random thoughts how, in recent years, each has moved beyond its postcard personas.  AT&T Park  … Continue reading

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