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Sox managers mainly unlovedClark Booth

What we have upon us hereabouts once again is another autumn of our discontent. Elsewhere the music of Baseball's Octoberfest plays on joyously. But here in Mudville, it has dissipated into a dirge. It's ...

One Day Clark Booth

It was only one day but it ought to be enshrined in the annals of epic New England sporting festivals, or at least accorded a footnote. The day was Thursday, the seventh of October 2017, when in a gluttonous ...

Post-season handicapClark Booth

And so here we go again! After six grueling months, plus a couple more for tune-ups, with a total expenditure for performers alone exceeding five BILLION bucks, featuring roughly 6,000 homers and over ...

Raging Bull RIP Clark Booth

When the legendary pug Jake LaMotta -- better known as "Raging Bull" -- died the other day at the tender age of 95 my first reaction was to wonder how such an incomparable rascal and incorrigible roughneck ...

Rampaging IndiansClark Booth

On the chance you didn't see it believe me when I tell you it was just marvelous. When their mainstay Francisco Lindor -- brilliant throughout their epic surge -- flailed wildly at a bad pitch in the ...

Remembering the Impossible Dream -- V Clark Booth

For much of September that unforgettable year it was like the veritable calm before the storm; a lingering spell of uncertainty in which many dared not believe that what was happening was actually happening. ...

Baseball's September songClark Booth

Barring convolutions, mad dashes, or mere meltdowns that would be downright historic, this September has the makings of being the dullest stretch-run in baseball's recent annals; not a good thing. With ...

Football's back and more Clark Booth

It's the eve of another National Football League Season and the tub-thumping is off the charts. Ratings have never been higher, revenues never greater, profits never grosser. A dedicated army of media ...