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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... 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... 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.
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more