The sounds of police sirens and loudspeakers startled Elle Moore a few minutes before midnight. She was scared she would be punished for drinking beer on the streets and rushed back to her hotel in the Old Quarter. The Irish native could not help but think that if she were in Dublin at this time, she would be heading out to some bar. … [Read more...] about Don’t stop the clock at midnight, nightlife seekers tell Hanoi
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■ The home clubhouse at Fenway Park will get a major renovation this winter. It will include new lockers and changing the layout of the space so the entrance to the field is more direct from the dugout and the showers are somewhere more private than behind a curtain. … [Read more...] about Now is not the time for Red Sox to trade Mookie Betts
■ If I’m hiring the next Red Sox GM, I don’t consider any candidate until he promises to trade Jackie Bradley Jr. JBJ is a nice person, and one of the greatest center fielders we have seen, but he’s a career .236 hitter who strikes out a ton, turns 30 in April, and will get more than $10 million next year if he stays. Enough with this guy. … [Read more...] about Why we can’t tell how good the Patriots are, and other thoughts
Extra bases For all its ingenuity in fielding contending teams, Oakland has not won a playoff series since 2006, when it swept the Twins in the Division Series then got swept by the Tigers in the ALCS. The A’s have lost nine consecutive elimination games, a record. “It’s frustrating. It’s very sudden,” manager Bob Melvin said after losing the wild-card game against the Rays. “Baseball, usually you have a series to kind of have a tomorrow and come back and win a game. And we’ve been really good this year about having a tough game and coming back and responding. There’s no responding in a game like this. It’s a little out of the norm for baseball. Both teams battled to get to this point and knew it would be one and out. They just played better than we did.” . . . Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge on the mentality of the modern hitter: “I feel like there are so many shifts and so many different things going on in … [Read more...] about Red Sox willing to take their time replacing Dave Dombrowski
I've been married to my second wife for the past decade; it's her second marriage too. Our marriage has had its ups-and-downs, but mostly downs of late as the legal cost of her ex's meddling (he is still fighting custody order) has been growing exponentially. Basically, her entire income goes to lawyers. When I brought up marriage counseling about a year ago, her response was to talk about selling our house, separation, and divorce. It took me by surprise because I was not thinking about divorce. We tried counseling, but it made things worse. Ultimately she made it clear that she realized she wanted to stay with me because she needed my financial support to make ends meet and keep fighting for her child. She flip-flops between "I can't imagine not having you in my life" and "I don't want to be seen in the same room as you." It is really toxic for me and my therapist agrees. … [Read more...] about Is it time to end my second marriage?