Sports

New books about baseball raise the redundancy quotient

It’s been said lately that the strings are being pulled tightly in the publishing industry. Several factors are purportedly involved including the general decline of the printed word in our brave new internet driven world as well as the general malaise loosely termed global recession. Whatever, it’s said to be tough to get stuff published with titles already in the pipeline being dropped.  Read more

The race for AL East honors is baseball’s most heated

At the far turn of another baseball season – the giddy first quarter mark – at least 24 teams remain in contention. You can already say ‘Goodbye’ to Baltimore and probably Oakland in the American League, Washington, Colorado, Pittsburgh and maybe Houston in the National League. If you can arouse them, pass along the word. Even a heavily mandated and strictly enforced parity has its limits.  Read more

Lacrosse Bulldogs fall to Weston, up-end Townies

The Boston Bulldogs played two of their most exciting games of their inaugural season last weekend. On Friday, the citywide lacrosse team traveled northwest on Route 30 and faced off for the first time against the well-coached, veteran Wildcats of Weston High School.  Read more

Next year: For Celts, the promise remains; Bruins may not be so lucky

The choice is between anger, which is needless, and that imprecise if fetchingly civil deference to the promise of ‘next year’, which has become, at this point, rather a bore.

After all it will have been 38 years and counting when the next Bruins’ ever more elusive ‘next year’ dawns. In the meantime we’ve had 37 touching farewells to quaintly unfulfilled seasons. As art forms go, it has become a considerable challenge. What is there about this team that inspires so much pity?  Read more

Health and Basketball at Mildred Avenue

The Boston Neighborhood Basketball League is teaching more than just jump-shots and boxing out at the Mildred Ave. Community Center.

Comedy night, old school party to benefit Mattapan Pop Warner

Mattapan PatriotsMattapan PatriotsThe Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading organization gears up for the 2009 season by having a fundraising event on Friday evening, May 22, 2009 at the Policeman Post located at 500 Morton St. ( American Legion Highway). Come out and get your laugh on with some really funny comedians: Lady Vain, Just Al and Steven Donovan will make you laugh.
After the show is the After Party. Playing the old school R & B and block party mixes will be DJ Joe Peters. After you laugh , it will be time to GET DOWN with the old school dances like the Wop, the Cabbage Patch, the Running Man, the Bus Stop, and the Prep. Tickets are $10. Food will be for sale at the party, cash bar.
Call Jonathon Gates at 617-590-8334 or e-mail jgates1963@aol.com to arrange to purchase your ticket.  Read more

KC’s pitching phenom benefited from Royal treatment

There is no more charming cliché in baseball – all of sport, for that matter – than the mossy tale of the engaging rube who comes out of nowhere to amaze us with his raw and unspoiled skills like some sort of young, undamaged, and real-life Roy Hobbs.  Read more

Odds and ends to quench your playoff-induced thirst

Footnotes! Dribs and drabs. Or ‘disa and data,’ as Bud Gillooly used to call the stuff. In other words, here are some more odds and ends looking for a place to land.

…Three and a half years after he graced the waiver wire — when any team in the NHL could have had him for peanuts — Tim Thomas is about to win the Vezina Trophy, the fabled bauble annually awarded the chap adjudged the best goaltender in the game. As rags to riches tales go it doesn’t get much better in today’s unsentimental and greedy pro sports scene. Nor might there be a fellow more deserving.  Read more

All Dorchester Sports League Baseball Tryout

ADSL Summer Baseball Tryout

Ages 15-18

Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Place: Town Field

Any questions, please call (617) 287-1601

Dot Eagles make official exit from Pop Warner league

Officials from the Dorchester Eagles youth football and cheerleading program made it official yesterday: They have pulled out of the national Pop Warner organization and joined a new youth sports league. The break comes on the heels of a bitter dispute that began after a brawl involving members of the Eagles and a rival team from Rhode Island last December.  Read more