If Boston sports enthusiasts are angry that the city continues to be tarnished by a bad reputation for bigoted fans, perhaps their anger’s misdirected.
We spend the rest of the year criticizing every player, but in the spring we can dream. Prospects are vastly overrated, and insanely unrealistic hopes can be placed upon the most random of players. But that’s the fun of it.
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.
Boston teams begin addressing racism, but have a lot of hard work and practice ahead of them
"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.”
I will comment on racism, though. And on the courage it takes to stand up to the mobs still among us who reject multiculturalism and denigrate those who don’t look and act like them.
Offensive comments and controversy aside, these hosts are winning in the ratings, proving that there is indeed a massive audience for such bigoted rhetoric in Greater Boston.
As is the case with many if not most Irish pubs, the menu at O’Leary’s holds few surprises, as it focuses mainly on pub grub, classic American fare, and a handful of Irish-style faves.
"The only addition to the nightmare is if you’re unclothed. So here I am, trying to be amusing and informative at the same time, and it was frightening."