Amfretto captured AS Roma practicing for its match tomorrow against Liverpool at Fenway.
The New York Times introduces us to Lobsang Sangay with a profile that starts with him reminiscing about game 7 of the 2003 ALCS - and the lessons he took away from Grady Little's decision to leave Martinez in the game:
Behind his desk, a magnificent life-size, silk-draped photograph of the Dalai Lama hangs from the wall, and outside his window, the Himalayas rise like a great wall into the mist.
Mr. Sangay, 46, recalled the agitation as he watched Bostonâ€™s lead slip away, perhaps the most calamitous in a history of heartbreaks for those who persisted in believing in the Red Sox. The suffering would all be washed away by the next season, but in 2003 no one knew that. â€œNormally, I am quite a patient guy," Mr. Sangay said. "But he brought him back after 118 pitches."
RoadTrip New England was there.
He has no time to wait around for ball 4. Meanwhile, last night up in the broadcast booth, the boys spent a good part of the early innings discussing Jerry Remy's socks. Complete with close ups of said socks (and his loafers).
The city and the New England Revolution will put the USA/Belgium match on a giant screen at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Julie C. got a panoramic view of the fans watching the US/Germany match at City Hall Plaza today.
Mayor Walsh announced today the city and the New England Revolution will host a World Cup viewing on City Hall Plaza on Thursday.
The party starts at 11:30 a.m., the match itself at noon.
The other day, our local crank shook his fist at a cloud and wrote how he hates soccer. Yawn. What's interesting is the Deadspin report that chronicles how he's written pretty much the same exact column about soccer for 25 years now, right down to the part where he complains about how soccer players can't use their hands.
Mike Toole of Cambridge shows us he's not the only local in Manaus, Brazil tonight rooting for USA in the Arena Amazonia.
Looks like the Globe's Shirley Leung has a one-way ticket on the express train to Olympicsville. Today, she quotes David D'Alessandro, you know, of the John Hancock D'Alessandros, on why a 2024 Olympics in Boston makes so much sense:
Released today by the Rangers single-A team, for which he'd faced 18 batters this year, walking nine and hitting seven.
Garrett Quinn was among the throng at the Banshee just knowing it was Ghana be a good match.
Baby steps, the Globe cautions, but we're now closer than some other cities.
Johnathan Kraft was on with Felger and Massarotti yesterday and it sure sounds like he was saying good bye, Curtatone, hello Walsh:
Unfortunately, I donâ€™t think this was something Mayor Menino saw the value in, and it didnâ€™t get a lot of attention.
â€œI think Mayor Walsh believes in the sport and understands the impact it could have on the city beyond just the sport but what you can do with the use of the city and cultural events. Hopefully weâ€™ll see if become a reality in the near future.
Teagan Rae asks:
Best bars to watch the World Cup at? Any Dutchies in Boston watching the games together?
Paul Weiskel reports:
Red Sox fans just started chanting "Yankees suck!" as Joba Chamberlain started warming up for the Tigers. Classic Fenway.