Baseball is dead. Does anyone care?

My affinity for baseball is largely romantic, a medley of images and associations: the smell of leather and linseed oil, the crack of a...

Uncomfortably Numb

Fifty years from now, when historians look back on the year 2020, their tone will be somber. For 2020 has been a low point...

Nothing can top the 2004 Comeback

After three months without sports, reruns have been the life of our sports existence, with the Red Sox 2004 World Series run still at...

Absent Minded Musings

I’m going to say it plainly. I’m going to say it, and it will probably seem trite. I’m going to say it this way...

An Electric Night in the Time of Quarantine

Friday night will, invariably, go down as the most electric night in New England sports lore. Not only did the Boston Red Sox win...

Have faith in the big comeback

Like many New Englanders, sports has been a lifelong obsession. It began with a Larry Bird onesie being part of my wardrobe when I...

Mere anarchy

In the midst of the known world slipping into a dystopia, it might seem imprudent to muse on the words of an Irish poet—although...

Endgame: The World Adjusts to Life Without Sports

Do you ever finish streaming the latest season of like a really, edge-of-your-seat, pulse-pounding show? After the closing credits start, you kind of just...

Nationwide Timeout Is the Right Call

In an unprecedented move on Wednesday night, the NBA announced it was suspending the season as a result of Utah’s Rudy Gobert testing positive...

Inglorious Basterds

While the game of baseball is currently suffering through a nearly-untreatable case of acne—the games are too long, too slow, too tedious—a new zit...

Hot Mess Season: Mookie, managers, and mayhem

Monday was Truck Day, a Red Sox fan pseudo-holiday celebrating the transportation of equipment from New England to Florida. A few years back, people...

Paltry Returns on Betts Deal Puts Sox In Bridge Mode

The Red Sox achieved their goal of getting under the luxury tax threshold on Tuesday night. They did it by trading superstar and former...

Dirty Water Live from The Greatest Bar Every Friday Night

We have a great lineup of shows broadcasting on Facebook Live and Livestream every Friday night from The Greatest Bar in Boston. This month's episodes...

The Future Is Now… Uncertain

Don’t look now. Or perhaps, don’t look at all. Seemingly out of nowhere, Boston's venerable sports teams find themselves in a torrid state of upheaval....

A Black Eye for Baseball

Whenever there is doubt about a true champion in a sport, everyone suffers. Whether it be the victors themselves, the jilted runner-up’s, or the...

Alex and the asterisk

There it is, folks. The cat is out of the bag, the truth stands in all its stark nakedness. Manager Alex Cora is a...

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Celtics not quite there yet

The Boston Celtics led 96-90 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals with 8:48 remaining on Sunday night. After a convincing win in...