BOSTON — Tobacco juice and sunflower seeds are no longer strewn along the right-field line, and the trolley tracks that guided legions of fans directly into Braves Field have long since been paved over. But the history of championship baseball lingers in the cracks and concrete walls of the old right-field pavilion of Braves Field, where Boston professional baseball was integrated, where the Cleveland Indians last won the World Series and where Babe Ruth pitched one of the greatest games in Series history for the Boston Red Sox. That gem by Ruth helped the Red Sox win the championship at Braves Field in 1916, the only previous postseason meeting between this year’s World Series franchises. (The Red Sox defeated the Brooklyn Robins — the forebears of the Los Angeles Dodgers.) Today, the remnants of that long-ago stadium can be seen in the little clues around what is now Nickerson Field, a soccer and lacrosse stadium at Boston University. The passageway under the stands … [Read more...] about Robert Kraft remembers the baseball team that was in Boston before the Red Sox
The Red Sox can take a 2-0 lead with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. Here are the latest updates: Fourth inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 1. Top: David Freese reached first after Mookie Betts couldn’t come up with the catch on a line drive to right. On Price’s next pitch, Manny Machado lined a base hit to center field to put runners on first and second. Price then walked Chris Taylor on six pitches to load the bases. Matt Kemp hit an RBI sac fly to center, as Freese tagged to tie the score at 1-1. Bottom: Third inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 0. Bottom: Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out Christian Vazquez to open the inning. Betts then singled to left-center field. Benintendi lined out and Pearce popped out to strand Betts and end the inning. Top: Kinsler nabbed a floater by Yasiel Puig for the first out, and Austin Barnes popped out to right field for the second … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox: Live updates and analysis from World Series Game 2
Jamie Samuelsen Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 6:45 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the "Jamie and Stoney" show at 6 a.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @jamiesamuelsen. If the Boston Red Sox win the World Series, how bad/mad should Detroit Tigers fans feel? Sports regret is a nasty thing. It sticks with you forever. Your team can win and win and win, and you will still lament the one that got away. We recently interviewed former Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood on the radio show, and the conversation drifted to Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals against the Penguins, not the three other rings he won or his stellar performance in the 2008 Finals. I can safely say Tigers fans will never get over the era that has now passed. And nothing that happens between the L.A. Dodgers … [Read more...] about Seeing Boston Red Sox on cusp of World Series title stings
She asked and Bostonians answered — en masse. Singer Lily Allen on Wednesday turned to her more than 5 million Twitter followers for some advice on what to do with 6-year-old children — to keep them entertained — while visiting the city. “Anyone know of cool things to do with 6 yr old kids in Boston?’’ wrote Allen, who’s in town this week for a sold-out performance at the Paradise Rock Club on Wednesday. Within minutes, the recommendations came pouring in — though most of the ideas people passed along to the British pop sensation and author were your typical tourist destinations. In all, she received more than 150 replies. “The Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library is pretty neat,’’ one person wrote, “since it’s a cold day for anything outdoors!’’ The same person, who identified herself as a nanny who has to come up with creative ways to entertain kids, also told Allen there are trampoline … [Read more...] about Lily Allen asked her 5 million Twitter followers what kid-friendly activities to do in Boston. She got answers.
Breaking news: Los Angeles newscasters don’t know how to do Boston accents. During Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Kimmel played a compilation of local anchors’ cringeworthy attempts at stereotypical Boston accents during their broadcasts. From numerous cracks at saying “Fenway Pahk” and “Bahston” to the obligatory references to a “cah in the yahd” and eating some “clam chowdah,” every second of the montage is groan-inducing and yet utterly hilarious at the same time. Now all we can hope for is for some of Boston’s news anchors to try out their own awful SoCal accents when the series moves to Los Angeles on Friday. Perhaps they can turn to this video of a quintessential surfer bro or watch some old editions of “The Californians” sketch from “Saturday Night Live” to brush up. Close … [Read more...] about Watch Jimmy Kimmel roast LA newscasters’ terrible Boston accents