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Money, money, moneyClark Booth

Money! Follow the money. It's all about the money. Money makes the world go round. Money talks and you know what walks. In Baseball, the color of money is ugly. The subject of money suffocates the Game. ...

Spring around some Clark Booth

In retrospect, how much more can we make of the curious stretch of "old-fashioned baseball" the Red Sox and Orioles recently featured in successive meetings? Probably nothing, says I. More than enough ...

Presidential sportClark Booth

Boldly above the fold on the front page of the Sunday 23rd of April's New York Times was a neat presentation of passport style photos of the 20 people -- 18 of them men -- who the Times, in its unquestioned ...

April in Boston Clark Booth

Things in our fragile sporting world can flip-flop willy-nilly in April, of which -- we are again reminded painfully -- oft tends to be the cruelest of the months. What a difference a fortnight makes. Seems ...

Golden Anniversary Recollections IIClark Booth

From Winter Haven there had been hints of optimism with veiled suggestions maybe something interesting might be up with the 1967 Red Sox. But the historically gruff Boston sports-media, hardened the more ...

Surprise, surprise, postseason Bruins Clark Booth

Having scratched clawed, wiggled, and blustered their way into the two-month Stanley Cup festival the Bruins now strive to see if they can last more than a week. The smart money says don't bet the ranch ...

While it's still winterClark Booth

Men's Basketball This marks roughly the 40th consecutive year that the NCAA basketball tourney has come and gone without any acknowledgment in this space aside from the sort of disparaging remarks I'm ...

Baseball redux Clark Booth

Baseball is back! The waning days of spring training having arrived, the crocuses are primed to sprout and the voice of the turtle soon rises across the land. It happens every spring. As do the lame ...