Sports

By - 12/10/17 - 12:53 pm

Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Bryant, 80, of Hanson, died last week. She had many fine qualities, including:

Betsy was an avid Boston sports fan, and like any true Red Sox fan, she hated the Yankees.

By - 11/27/17 - 11:35 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Mark Fidrych's widow against Mack Trucks and the maker of a component that led to his strangulation death on his Northborough farm in 2009. Read more.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:14 am

Maureen Rogers recounts taking in a trio of Irish hurling matches at Fenway yesterday.

For the first half of the Galway-Dublin match, we tried to figure out the rules by just watching. My brother Rick, who played pretty much every American sport growing up, was able to pick up on some of the rules as we went along, figuring out the difference between a 1 point play, a 3 point play, and a 5 point score, and picking up on the fact that there seemed to be some sort of rule similar to dribbling with respect to how long you could hold the sliotar (the ball) in your hand. But at half time we gave up and went to the Google. It was just too much of a struggle to try to guess what would be called a foul. Apparently, whacking someone in the head with a hurley is perfectly okay.

By - 11/11/17 - 6:45 pm
Tomato cans

It just wouldn't be a Shaughnessy column without them.

Shaughnessy sure does love him some tomato cans. He mentions them every chance he can, like in his no doubt intensively researched, carefully crafted column today: Read more.

By - 10/15/17 - 5:58 pm
Patriots-loving stuffed moose

Besides all the Subarus parked outside, that is (good Lord, there are a lot of Subarus in Brattleboro): The Patriots gear is just a bit different.

By - 10/11/17 - 9:37 am

The Red Sox just announced:

John Farrell will not return as manager in 2018. A search for a new manager will begin immediately.

By - 10/9/17 - 5:21 pm

"Annie" (1982) - Tomorrow

At least we still get to root for Terry Francona.

By - 10/8/17 - 6:19 pm

Monty Python Not Dead Yet clip

10-3.

By - 10/4/17 - 5:23 pm

David Harris at the Boston Business Journal tweets:

Boston makes short list of World Cup host cities

OK, not quite as bad as it sounds - Boston is part of the United 2026 bid, which would have games played in a series of venues across the US, Canada and Mexico. Still with Olympic-level kleptocracy, but not as rampantly soul-destroying as Boston 2024.

By - 9/29/17 - 1:45 pm

New England Revolution - Hat Act

There's a reason the Revolution started here, it seems.

By - 9/24/17 - 9:50 am

The Patriots owner and Brookline resident is deeply disappointed by the tone of the president's call for the banishment of any athletes who dare protest police brutality.

By - 9/7/17 - 9:36 pm
Bananas love the New England Patriots

This guy stood on the traffic island in Brighton Center early this evening, rooting on the Patriots, and, we suspect, settling a bet.

By - 9/6/17 - 2:19 pm

Isaiah Thomas writes about getting The Call from Danny Ainge.

People had these signs they made, and I can still see them: THIS IS FOR CHYNA. WE <3 ISAIAH. That sort of thing. Then they did a moment of silence, the whole arena, in Chyna’s honor. And it was like … man. I just realized, in that moment, that I didn’t need the court to shield me. I didn’t need to block it all out, and pretend I wasn’t grieving. I didn’t have to be alone in this. The whole arena was right there with me. Honestly, it felt like the whole city of Boston was with me.

By - 9/5/17 - 10:21 pm

Updated.

Numbers guy Nate Silver has apologized for trying to meme-slam the Red Sox over the Apple-Watch spying thing with a photo that he didn't realize included Henry Richard, the brother of Martin Richard, who was murdered during the 2013 Marathon bombings. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 7:48 pm

The New York Times reports on the innovative way the Sox allegedly used Apple watches.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:56 pm
Isaiah Thomas sign in Cambridge

Valerie Vande Panne noticed Mr. Bartley's in Harvard Square asking about the whereabouts of the now former Celtic.

By - 8/5/17 - 9:47 am

The Herald tracks down the kid in Matt Stone's instant classic Fenway photo.

Some other reactions: Read more.

By - 8/2/17 - 8:59 am

The announcer has no interest in a one-on-one with the pitcher.