Joy of Sox recounts the Gamblers' Riot, 100 years ago today.
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.
Update: Hennick has made his Facebook feed private, but the Globe report quotes more extensively from his original account.
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."
RoadTrip New England was on hand at Fenway Park to capture all the excitement.
WBZ reports Terminal C's gate 34 will be named the David Ortiz gate.
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.
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.
Oof, swept 3-0.
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.
Even as they were still playing the Yankees, the Red Sox clinched the AL East title when Toronto lost tonight.
Deb C. reports fans at the Sox game tonight chanted "Free Tom Brady!"
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.
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