Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Steal of Two Cities

It was the theft of times at the worst of times...

The Boston Herald follwed up today on its investigation of stolen baseball memorabilia from the Boston and New York Public Libraries. As the case progresses more and more of the facts connect former Yankee owner Barry Halper to the thefts: Boston Herald.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Half Way There

Ok, let's just play half a season and we'll take a three game lead.

What a nice way to enter the break. After it seemed like the Sox were going to stumble to the half-way mark in second place in the AL East, they sort of roared through the Royals while the Yankees whimpered out west. The result: a tidy three game lead.

Ok, ya'll want this party started, right? Your first place Boston Red Sox kick off the second half tomorrow night in Toronto. The shore be damned! Find your way to the bar. These are big games and the Sox need your support. I mean it's bad enough you bailed on BCN.

That's right, in case you have not heard, The Rock of Boston, WBCN is no more on the airwaves. It is instead being moved up the dial and turned into an FM sports channel called WBZ FM. Where once stood the mighty BCN will be the former Mix 98.5. Growing up in Boston it was almost a daily war between those who listened to BCN and those that listened to Kiss 108-I did a great Sunny Joe White impression, btw. I even remember a bumber sticker on my nephew's uncle's car that read "Disco stinks. Rocks great. Kill the staff at 108". (WBCN can still be found online.)

Pedro has signed a 1 year deal with the Phillies. he's not too optimistic, though, "“I might surprise you, I might not,” Martinez said. “It’s going to be really fun to go find out.” A think he was referring to a standing bet on the length of his jheri curls.

Thom's Media

Did you catch "The Lost Son of Havana" last week when it screened around New England? No? Well, it will finally make its televion debut on ESPN after the Sox/Detroit game on Aug.10th. Set your DVR now. Ok, that's probably not possible. But, make a mental note now! Still unlikely? How about I remind you?

For you literary types I added a couple books to the Amazon store. First is from our old friend Pete Fornatele who collaborated with Brian Biegel on his book "Miracle Ball: My Hunt for the Shot Heard 'Round the World" It's a terrific story about a long-standing sports mystery.

The second one is "Equation Nineteen" by Louis Garafalo. It's "a book about Alzheimer's research that ends up being used for unintended - and deadly - consequences." The story is set in Boston with many scenes in Fenway park. From the proceeds of each sale the author will be donating $1 to the national Alzheimer's Association and $1 to the Jimmy Fund cancer research center in Boston.

Whooah, were half way there

Livin on a prayer

Take my hand and well make it - I swear

Livin on a prayer

-Bon Jovi

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.