Most boys will never be major league baseball players. Up until now, though, no woman has ever been one. For men, it’s a long shot. For women, it’s a fantasy, something reinforced by the very name of the camp—a name that can seem both inspiring and insulting at once.
Britni de la Cretaz
OUR YEAR IN NEWS + FEATURES: FROM HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS, TO THE POLICE STATE, TO TRANSPORTATION
As we strive to communicate every time our keyboards get clicking, the stories we bring you in DigBoston is either news you aren’t getting elsewhere, or the people’s version of the capitalist rubbish found in mainstream media. And man oh man, we unearthed a lot of those critical hidden nuggets in the past 12 months.
HANCOCKS, KNOCKERS, AND SHAMROCKS (A GAY BOWL DISPATCH)
Teams with names like Toronto Mounties, Boston Longfellows, and New York Shade huddle up, discussing strategy and formations.
LAWMAKERS PUSH TO RENAME THE YAWKEY MBTA STATION
"I think [the proposed bill] makes perfect sense... I’m confused how it’s named ‘Yawkey’ anyway, in light of what we know about him.”
THE ‘BIG DIG’ BITES BACK
It was surprising, if not baffling, to watch broadcast news icon Emily Rooney blast the feature on Beat the Press, a local weekly media show that she hosts on the Boston PBS station WGBH.
THE BPD CAMERA PILOT PROGRAM HAS BEEN CREATED WITHOUT THE INPUT OR APPROVAL FROM THE VOICES IN THE COMMUNITY WHO KNOW THE MOST ABOUT THE ISSUE
Another case of a camera shy BPD