Bryan Joiner cannot stop marveling over the way Betts stole second, looked around, then just kept going to third against the Nationals on Monday:
And so he will, in Cooperstown, many years from now (unless the BBWAA just recognizes the inevitability of Mookie and makes him the first-ever active player enshrined), where we will tug our exhausted families, with our five children named Mookie, to see him speak. "That’s who you’re named after!," we’ll say, and the kids will know, because you’ve told them every day. "He stole third one time, and nothing was ever the same," you’ll continue, and they won’t care, and then you’ll show them the play, and, for a moment, their eyes will light up.
The BAC Library posted a copy of the Fenway map from the 1917 Bromley atlast of Boston.
Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.
The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up spaces for Fenway residents. The $100 tickets will be doled out to cars without resident stickers starting two hours before a game and ending two hours after.
The City Council today approved a proposal to increase the fines for non-residents parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park from $40 to $100 during Red Sox games.
Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents the neighborhood, said the measure should help residents with parking stickers who come home to find all the on-street spaces filled with Sox fans - many of whom find a $40 fine a decent price to pay for game parking.
The measure, which requires the mayor's approval, would run through Dec. 31 as a pilot program.
The Sox player advertised Aqua Velva in 1976.
David Ortiz writes a long piece about the PED accusations and how they haunt him to this day. And, of course, the Globe's own Shank is right in the middle of it all:
In 2013, I came off the DL and started hot. My first 20 games I was hitting like .400. And the reporter with the red jheri curl from The Boston Globe comes into the locker room says, "You're from the Dominican. You're older. You fit the profile of a steroid user. Don’t you think you’re a prime suspect?"
The Pawtucket Red Sox have a new owner who's moving the team somewhere else.
Bill Monbouquette, who was a 20-game winner and threw a no-hitter during his years with the Red Sox, but whose greatest contribution to the team was in the area of race relations, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 78.
The Medford native, who also starred on the hockey team at Medford High School, played a pivotal role in making the Red Sox clubhouse a more welcoming environment when Elijah “Pumpsie” Green arrived in 1959 as the team’s first African-American player.
The Baseball Writers Association of America today voted Pedro Martinez into the Hall of Fame in the first year he was eligible.
WBZ reports on the suit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, which charges the elevator door was already loose when Elisabeth Scott brushed against it, lost her balance and fell two stories onto the top of an elevator, suffering major brain injuries.
In an August hearing, city officials said they did not know why the door opened.
Over the Monster gives us 245 facts about Pablo Sandoval, one for each pound of his weight.
Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.
Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:
Wally, Sam Horn and three World Series trophies visited the VA Hospital in West Roxbury yesterday.
When Dana Gitell got to Legacy Place in Dedham around 9:20 this morning, she saw two long lines. Yes, one was outside the Apple store (below). But the other was outside L.L. Bean, where people were lined up for Red Sox "limited edition" tote bags.
Happened at the Sox/Blue Jays game at Fenway last night.