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 wouldnâ€™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.
Michael Moran says the National Women's Hockey League owes him lots of money for what he says is his part ownership of the league and time he spent working as the league's chief marketing officer. Read more.
Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:
1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"
2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"
3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"
Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"
Slowly coming to terms with the fact that I was basically dead for four hours.
â€” Ari Ofsevit (@ofsevit) April 20, 2016
From his room in the Tufts Medical Center ICU, Ari Ofsevit tells the Globe he doesn't remember being carried across the Marathon finish line by two other runners, let alone any of the efforts by medics, doctors and nurses to keep him alive.
Matthew Calvin watched the runners come pass Mile 23 in Washington Square.
A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by several Patriots fans to order the NFL to give the team its first-round draft pick back this year. Read more.
It's a good thing today isn't April 1, because otherwise you might not believe that, yes, a group of New England Patriots fans have sued NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for depriving the Patriots of a first-round draft pick this year over Deflategate
For good measure, their suit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, names Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whom they charge failed to object strenuously enough to Goodell's action. Read more.
"There's a lot better writers than Dan Shaughnessy," he says, responding to curly complaints about UConn womens' basketball ruining the sport.
Via Fox Sports.
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