The Baseball Writers Association of America today voted Pedro Martinez into the Hall of Fame in the first year he was eligible.
Boch, owner of the league-leading Boston Militia of the Women's Football Alliance, yesterday announced the end of the team:
It is with heavy heart that I announce the discontinuation of the Boston Militia. The limited numbers of teams in the Northeast has resulted in a reduced schedule over the last few years, causing the professional level of competition to decline.
Chris Faraone recounts a season with the Boston Bandits, a "semipro" team (players actually pay to play), whose most famous player got that way only by being shot to death, allegedly by Aaron Hernandez.
After driving north in slush and grayness for close to three hours, the Bandits expect some relief once they arrive and unload. Despite being the same field where they lost... Read more
Imagine if they slapped those things on the backs of Orange Line cars. Vroom!
The Washington Post reports the NFL Players Association is charging the team's doctor "altered the medical treatment of a player in an effort to bolster a legal case that would force the player to return his signing bonus to the team."
Over the Monster gives us 245 facts about Pablo Sandoval, one for each pound of his weight.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on an organizing meeting on Nov. 24 at the First Baptist Church in JP to plan ways to fight efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.
Robin Jacks, one of the organizers, referred to the private organizers' plans to commandeer Franklin Park for equestrian events:
Frederick Law Olmsted did not create the crown jewel of the Emerald... Read more
Neumeier, who spent 20 years at WBZ before moving to CSNE, is in the hospital today after a stroke Wednesday night, WBZ reports.
Dick and Rick Hoyt got two standing ovations today when the City Council honored them for their decades of running and courage by declaring today Team Hoyt Day.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley, himself a Marathon runner, introduced the father and son. He recalled going to Cleveland Circle as a kid to watch the Marathon and always knowing when the Hoyts were coming by the wave... Read more
Jared spotted these stickers in Mattapan today.
The Smoking Gun introduces us to Victor Thompson, who had a series of mug shots taken when he was arrested on a drug charge last month, which is how we know his entire head is tattooed to look like a replica of Brady's Patriots helmet:
He added the name of the helmet maker (âRiddellâ) on his forehead, as well as an American flag and... Read more
So the pitch went well, the Globe reports.
Bruce Allen snorts.
The streets around East Boston High School are already marked "No Parking" for tomorrow's wake for Anthony Albano, a longtime neighborhood figure and activist, who died Thursday.
Albano, nicknamed "The Great One," will be waked between 3 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school where he spent so much time rooting on its sports teams.
Wad1980 was on his morning run around the Public Garden when he noticed some hubbub outside the Four Seasons.
Salute to one of the all-time Yankees greats as he prepares for his final game! You made the Red Sox rivalry what it was!
Not long after, Jeter boarded the team bus for his last game at Fenway.... Read more
Paul Levy recounts a letter a local youth-soccer league got from a lawyer trying to get the league to make an exception for his 7-year-old so she can play soccer with earrings.
Maybe Marty Walsh needs to stop talking to reporters about his trip to Ireland. For the second time this month, the mayor says a reporter had him saying something he didn't really say. Mayoral spokeswoman Kate Norton says:
Today Mayor Walsh expressed his support for a âBelfast Beanpotâ - an initiative proposed by the Odyssey Trust, to host 4-6 college hockey teams from the... Read more