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Hot Stove timeClark Booth

The heat is arising on the Hot Stove! With the countdown to the Winter Meetings underway, Baseball's winter season formally launches. For the game's charter member nerds who groove on its byzantine inner-workings ...

Baseball votes on vets Clark Booth

It's that time again. A 16-man committee of distinguished keepers of the American Pastime's flame is about to gather in Cooperstown to decide who should be canonized this time; or more precisely who will ...

Bruins 2017-2018 editionClark Booth

Whither goest, Bruins? That is the question. And it is only mid-November; not even Thanksgiving yet. Maybe too soon to kiss off an entire hockey season. But not too early to wonder if -- when all's said ...

Baseball wrap up 2017 Clark Booth

There is a season for everything, the Good Book tells us. But Major League Baseball alone boasts of a season that is endless, perpetual. Seamlessly we now slide from the torrid on the field action -- ...

Early fall thoughtsClark Booth

Catching up with a bit of this and that while waiting for the leaves to turn and ponds to ice. Managers on the go Unprecedented is this business of the World Series being upstaged by managerial merry-go-rounds ...

1967 remembered VI Clark Booth

Rarely if ever has a World Series been as anti-climactic as the 1967 Red Sox-Cardinals Octoberfest. At least that was the case hereabouts where the magnificent but exhausting pennant race had left the ...

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 ...