Red Sox: last to first to worst

A ten-game losing streak.  The worst in decades. A string of injuries as long as your sore arm. Still, it's too soon to panic.  At least, that's what I keep telling myself. We’re still weeks away from my All Star game marker, when I traditionally worry when the Red Sox record is too good, setting us up …

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Selfie, shmelfie – where will it end?

Four months ago, when the Oxford English Dictionary named "selfie" the 2013 word of the year, I had never even heard of it. In the last couple of days, it's almost all I've heard.  Of course, there was the selfie taken by President Obama of himself and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a comely lass, …

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Aahhhh!!! the Red Sox

The Red Sox opening day victory......what could be better?  I posted the team's first-place standing on my refrigerator, thinking it might all be downhill from there.  But I felt great. Never mind that the dreaded Yankees are broken old men.  The Wall St. Journal's estimable sports writer Jason Gay called them "aging and atrophied .... creaky and getting …

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