Red Sox

By - 5/17/17 - 3:50 pm

UMass Amherst practiced some good IT hygiene last week and required students to change their network passwords. Students were sent to a password-change page with helpful password tips, including words not to use:

No popular terms such as umass, redsox, password, etc.

By - 5/3/17 - 9:23 pm

Update: Hennick has made his Facebook feed private, but the Globe report quotes more extensively from his original account.

Calvin Hennick reports on what happened when he took his son to his first Sox game, the day after Orioles player Adam Jones complained of racist taunting:

At the game, Jones got a small ovation from the crowd when he was introduced (and a much larger one before his first at-bat, when the stands had filled in). But after a young Kenyan woman finished singing the Star-Spangled Banner, the middle-aged white fan next to me leaned over and said, "It was too long, and she niggered it up."

Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 10:15 pm

Michael J. Nichols reports:

It finally happened! @RedSox game 'proposal in front of Bud Light logo' got awkward quickly. She wasn't excited & Sox cut to random shot!

Read more.

By - 2/6/17 - 12:04 pm
Truck Day at Fenway Park

RoadTrip New England was on hand at Fenway Park to capture all the excitement.

By - 11/5/16 - 10:59 am

WBZ reports Terminal C's gate 34 will be named the David Ortiz gate.

By - 10/14/16 - 9:48 am

A federal appeals court has confirmed that Red Sox fans can be fair-minded jurors, even if they're deciding the fate of a man who was identified by witnesses because of the Yankees cap he wore. Read more.

By - 10/11/16 - 9:20 am

Shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, an aggrieved citizen filed a complaint:

Several Cleveland Indians are chewing tobacco in violation of the city ordinance banning tobacco in parks including Fenway Park.

By - 10/7/16 - 11:14 pm
Pray for the Red Sox

La Bibliotequetress noticed this sign hanging at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street tonight. The Sox are now down 0-2 to the Indians in a best-of-five series.

By - 10/3/16 - 9:10 am

Maureen Rogers and other Hub fans bid Papi adieu on Friday.

WBUR reports on Sunday's final regular-season game.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:23 pm

Even as they were still playing the Yankees, the Red Sox clinched the AL East title when Toronto lost tonight.

By - 9/14/16 - 8:15 pm
Sunset over Fenway Park

Lisa Plesko enjoyed the spectacular sunset over Fenway Park tonight.

More sunset photos: Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 11:24 am
Red Sox poster in Bolivian restaurant

World traveler Valerie Vande Panne checks in from Minuteman Revolutionary Pizza in Uyuni, Bolivia, where she had breakfast this morning.

Owner Chris Sarange is, of course, a Boston native.

By - 5/9/16 - 11:11 pm

Deb C. reports fans at the Sox game tonight chanted "Free Tom Brady!"

By - 4/30/16 - 2:12 pm

Ortiz didn't just hit the game-winning home run against the Yankees yesterday. WBZ reports he hit the home run after promising a sick little kid he'd do so - just like Babe Ruth once did.

By - 4/29/16 - 10:27 pm

Hardball Times provides an oral history of that famous night when air-traffic controllers from San Diego to Boston cleared a private jet ahead of other planes and then Sox fans on Storrow Drive pulled to the side so a state trooper could get Doug Mirabelli to Fenway in time to catch Tim Wakefield in a game against the Yankees.

Massachusetts State Police (via a statement): We wouldn’t do something like that again, certainly not with lights and siren. As a public safety agency, that was not an appropriate use of our assets.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.

By - 4/11/16 - 12:38 pm

Updated, 1:20 p.m.

An Eversource power cable near Woodland station burst into flames, shorting out service on the D Line. The T is now busing passengers between Riverside and Newton Highlands.

WBZ reports the seared cable also means no service for some 3,800 Eversource customers in Newton.

By - 4/4/16 - 5:03 pm

Jeremy Selwyn, one of the region's foremost potato-chip experts, reports fans of Wise potato chips could get pretty fried when they go to a Red Sox game this year: The Sox have switched their official potato chips from Wise to Lay's.