Tag Archives: Howard Bryant

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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Lessons from Red Sox racist history

The best baseball book of 2002 was Boston Herald reporter Howard Bryant’s Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston.  Even growing up with the Red Sox, until reading the book years ago at the insistence of my … Continue reading

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Johnnie Baseball at A.R.T. is a winner

Move over Damn Yankees! There’s a new musical about the Boston Red Sox, and it’s a home run. Red Sox fans, run, do not walk, to the American Repertory Theatre’s wonderful production of Johnny Baseball, a rich and richly entertaining … Continue reading

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