Clark Booth on Sports

What a time it was!

How dandy to have Boston again the epicenter of the grand old game of ice hockey this happy spring of 2015.

A remarkable season played out with memorable dash and verve led inexorably to a wild and wacky clash for the... Read more

The crocuses are again pushing their way marvelously up through the snow fields still blanketing much of the Republic, including its ball fields. The voice of the turtle – in its contemporary rap – is heard again all over our land bellowing “Play Ball... Read more

Frittering away the early spring while waiting for baseball season to start and hockey season to end while having no patience with March Madness’s inherent corruption, one’s search for something snappy to write about leads to the subject of sports... Read more

The sporting seasons collide. No longer governed by the whims of any old equinox, they rattle around mindlessly. Where does one begin and another end? Actually, old Sport, they don’t do either. They merely revolve. It’s what perpetual motion looks like... Read more

We have a fistful of footnotes on the passing sporting parade to offer while wondering if ex-governor and designated special envoy Deval Patrick’s $7,500 a day Boston 2024 commission comes with an unlimited expense account.

After which would... Read more

Upon learning the other day that the beloved Senor Saturnino Orestes Armas Minoso Arrieta – better known merely as “Minnie” – had passed beyond this mortal coil to his just reward at the tender age of probably at least 92, my reaction was perfectly... Read more

If February is any sort of yardstick it’s going to be a hellacious year in baseball in terms of hot and ripe “stuff” going on and on. I’m talking about questions and issues, conflict and controversy; in other words, the delicious “stuff.”

Across... Read more

From earliest times, in my book, the game of hockey has always brought charm to winter. Some of the best winter days of all-time memory featured frigid pick-up games on weekend afternoons on the frozen playgrounds, creeks, bogs, even reservoirs of our... Read more

The happiest and looniest interlude on the entire sporting calendar has reared again, a far more certain harbinger of palmy days looming just around the corner than any frolicking bevy of bloody sparrows. With apologies to the poet: God’s in his... Read more

In the aftermath of another bloated and bombastic Super Bowl experience – historic or otherwise – here are some stray thoughts, observations, complaints, and questions and/or wisecracks dealing with the wonderful world of sport and looking for a place... Read more

Sometimes, as Abe Lincoln once nicely noted, it’s beyond one’s poor power to add or detract with mere words to the majesty of an event, even a moment. Further, I’d be loath to make the faintest comparison of grueling football combat even at the highest... Read more

No doubt you missed it a couple of weeks ago for it was only a stray line in an Orlando Sentinel feature story observing the 85th birthday of the estimable Don Shula, peerless mentor of football titans and still as firm and unyielding as your basic... Read more

We have reached the mid-point of the National Hockey League’s grueling and remorseless regular season, a bitter forced-march crisscrossing some of North America’s most thankless winter pit-stops while giving new meaning to the term “redundant.”

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