Category Archives: Sports

Fenway Park home opener today at 3:05pm

Flashback Friday, Boston Red SoxThe Red Sox are off to a strong start in the first week of the 2015 MLB season. This past weekend they wrapped up their first series against the Jeter-less New York Yankees, where they beat them in dramatic fashion on Friday night, playing 19 innings in a game that lasted seven hours.

Today Fenway Park’s home opener for the 2015 Baseball season is today.  The Boston Red Sox will play host to the Washington Nationals who have struggled in their first week of play.  After this three game series, the Red Sox will play 22 consecutive games against American League East teams so I hope the team can maintain their intensity.

Red Sox season starts today

baseball, jock, hunkThe Boston Red Sox play their first game of the 2015 MLB season later today at 3:05 pm  in Philadelphia. Fenway Park’s home opener won’t be until the following Monday when they host Washington, D.C.’s Nationals.

Hopefully the weather will warm up in a hurry so it will be more enjoyable to visit Fenway Park, and here is to hoping that this season proves to be less frustrating than 2014 for Red Sox Nation.

Caption this photo

sports, humor, jockWhat a curious image of these two soccer / football players.  What the heck do you suppose these two are saying?  I’m curious to read your captions.

Red Sox Hot Stove Panel discussion at Cathedral Station

Red Sox FanBoston Spirit Magazine, WEEI and The Boston Red Sox are hosting a Hot Stove Panel Discussion at Cathedral Station next Sunday – March 29th.

Join former Red Sox player, Lou Merloni, Red Sox COO, Sam Kennedy, Baseball writers Rob Bradford and John Tomase as well as Boston Herald writer, Steve Buckley will share stories and answer any questions you have.

Space is expected to fill quickly so plan to arrive early to get a seat.

When:  Sunday, March 29th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Cathedral Station at 1222 Washington Street

 Hot Stove Panel Discussion

Spring training starts

spring trainingIt may not seem possible if you live in the frozen tundra (otherwise known as Boston) but pitchers and catchers for the Boston Red Sox report for spring training tomorrow, Friday, February 20th.

The rest of the team will head down to Florida and have their first day of training on Wednesday, February 25th.  I’d rather not dwell on last season and am looking forward to opening day on Monday, April 13, 2015.

Here are a few more baseball themed pictures to get you excited for the 2015 MLB season which starts in about six weeks. sportsbaseball, sports, hunk, handsome, jockbaseball, jock, hunk

 

My two cents on Boston’s Olympic bid

Summer OlympicsThe recent decision of the US Olympic Committee to select Boston as America’s host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics bid has a lot of Bostonians in a tizzy.

Unlike a lot of people who are critical of the city’s bid, I’ve actually lived in a city that prepared for Summer Olympics and experienced that city’s Olympic games.  I understand that the process up until now has  bypassed many of the citizens who call Boston home and there is concern our money could be put to better use. However, I see this as an amazing opportunity and therein lies my beef with Bostonians who have already decided this is somehow a terrible fate.

Summer OlympicsFirst, there is no guarantee that Boston will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, but by being the US Olympic Committee’s host city, we get quite a bit of attention and we can start to think and imagine what those games might look like and the infrastructure that we would need to have in place. By infrastructure, I mean the investments that will need to be made in our roads, public transportation, airport, additional hotel space, etc…, which benefit us all long after the summer games.

Additionally the Olympic Games will spur the city and region into action and that can potentially benefit all of us far beyond 2024.  I recognize pitfalls have bedeviled many host cities but those failures offer us lessons in what not do just as past successes in cities like Barcelona, Atlanta and London offer insights into what does work.

Let’s focus on how we can make this an opportunity that helps bring more tourists, conventions, businesses and people to Boston.  The Olympic Games remains an amazing opportunity and spotlight for Boston.  How we leverage that opportunity will ultimately decide if Boston 2024 is good or bad for the city.

My two cents.

Boston 2024

US Olympics, IOC, Olympic CommitteeI know there are a lot of people who are not happy about the US Olympic Committee’s decision to submit Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. I lived through the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and am not unaware of the problems / costs often associated with host city bids, but for the moment I could not be more proud and happy for my hometown.