Jul. 14, 2010
Last Saturday, the Dorchester native and famous jockey Chris McCarron stood again in the winner’s circle at Suffolk Downs Race Track’s 75th anniversary celebration.
During his long racing career, McCarron won 7,141 races and a record $264 million in race purses while riding six winners at the Triple Crown races of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont. He retired at age 47 in 2002 and now runs a school that trains jockeys. Several of those he trained, including women riders, were on hand to greet him at the celebration. Read more
Jun. 18, 2010
Are you a parent looking for a last-minute solution for the summer break blues? EduSports Inc. may be the perfect solution for your boy or girl.
Based out of the Mildred Avenue School in Mattapan, the EduSports summer enrichment sports camp provides boys and girls, ages 5-16, with a balanced program of academics and sports. EduSports helps its participants grow academically, socially, and physically through its program, which is broken up into six individual sessions between July 6 and August 13. Read more
Everything about â€œthe hockey classicâ€ down at the lyric little bandbox the other day was elegant and sweet except the curious notion that it took a gimmick concocted by a bevy of grasping Manhattan advertising hucksters conspiring with infamous network television hustlers to revive an affection for the game of hockey in the alleged Hub of Hockey. Read more
With another baseball season fading away with vast reluctance as Thanksgiving looms on the horizon, we have some bits and pieces and slices of this and that to share, footnotes on a long, long season lately threatening to become Â eternal.
So what to do about stretching the summer gameâ€™s season to the edge of winter? The answer is, probably, nothing. As is the case with all problems in our times, be they social, political, cultural, or spiritual, it will get worse before it gets better. Â Itâ€™s all about the money, you see, and nothing muddles an issue more surely. Read more
Long widely and casually assumed, the concept of the Yankeesâ€™ hegemony and its sheer inevitability has been ravaged since the memorable autumn of â€™04. So when the Bronx bullies ran roughshod over the Fenway pets the last couple of months it was easy for â€œthe Nationâ€ â€“ its collective mind gripped by group-think, like that of any other cult â€“ to laugh it off. Wrong! Read more
Rarely â€“ maybe never â€“ have the old world geo-politics crafted so brilliantly at the Congress of Vienna played a bigger role in a sporting issue than in the 2016 Olympic Games fiasco which, in the end, played the president of the United States, no less, for a sucker. Read more
Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder so apparently is the value of finishing baseballâ€™s interminably arduous regular season with the most wins, thereby ending atop your division in what was -- once upon a time -- loftily proclaimed the bloody pennant race. Nowadays itâ€™s lightly regarded as an amusing trifle and perhaps a bit of a bore.
For it is all about October. Only October counts. All the rest, stretching over six months of relentless give and take, is so much â€œpre-season.â€ Read more
Several things to thrash over while waiting for Boss Belichick to admit he may have over-reached when he opted for a radical, instant, make-over of his veteran Patriot team when a more subtle transition might have been both more efficient and politic.
Not that weâ€™ll hold our breath, mind you. But was cashiering Richard Seymour after chasing away a core cadre of old pros over the off-season really necessary? Or did the mighty Boss, in a burst of beguiling hubris, simply out-smart himself. It happens. Â Read more
Forever and a day, which seems to have been as long as baseball has handed out its annual merit badges, the voting has been done at the end of the regular season with all votes being cast before the post-season begins. The suspicion holds that otherwise the stars of the World Series would end up as the MVP and Cy Young honorees nine years out of ten. Read more