Last week BuzzFeed had posted The 23 Most Boston Things To Ever Happen. It is rather bizarre but a few of the photos had me smiling. Like this image. I’m very excited about tonight’s game against St. Louis.
Thanks to @MoInMontrose for pointing out this article.
Earlier this month it was announced that Paris had beat out a handful of other cities to host the 2018 Gay Games. I’ve never attended the Gay Games, but I love Paris and will use any excuse to write about this city.
No slight intended but this seems like a much cooler host city than the upcoming Gay Games to be hosted in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio the summer of 2014.
I’ve been quiet for much of the baseball season not wanting to jinx what has turned out to be a surprisingly strong and balanced Red Sox team.
The headline from today’s Boston Globe says it all. This team has continued to surprise and inspire throughout the season. Victorino’s stunning 7th inning grand slam that put the Red Sox back on top and deflated the Detroit Tigers is the perfect example. Now it is on to the World Series where all of Red Sox nation waits with baited breath.
Every city has their own traditions and events that are distinctly their own. Boston is lucky enough to have several of these traditions and one that I look forward to each year is the Head of the Charles Regatta. This autumn event occurs while foliage is at or near peak each year and makes for a beautiful backdrop for the 9,000+ athletes who come to compete.
Head of Charles Regatta October 19-20
First hosted in 1965, the event has grown into the world’s largest rowing competition and now spans two days, drawing 300,000+ spectators. Join in the fun and mark the event on your calendar. Plan to come down to the Charles River to watch and cheer on these athletes and take in all the fun.
More details (including an event map) can be found here.
JMG last week broke the story that Germany’s Athletes will wear the above rainbow-hued uniforms at the Sochi Olympics, but officials insist the design is not intended as a commentary on Russia’s anti-gay laws. Either way, I love it. I’d love to see more countries follow Germany’s lead. You can read the full story here in Der Spiegel (it is in English).
After two heartbreaking seasons, the Boston Red Sox surprised the pundits and exceeded everyone’s expectations, ending the year with the best record in the American League and tied with St. Louis for the best record in all of Major League Baseball.
About an hour ago the Red Sox started their first playoff game. against Tampa Bay. I am optimistically hopeful for another great play off season and am thankful to have the Red Sox as a distraction to the dumb asses in DC.
Shame on the I.O.C.
I’m off to my last regular season Red Sox game tonight. The team is headed for post season play and I believe can be the first major league team in baseball to secure a spot in the play offs if they win tonight.
Is this too soon? Sorry, if you are still savoring the last few weeks of summer, but last month New England’s version of gay ski week announced they are now taking reservations.
Locally, this event is known as the Winter Rendez-Vous and it takes place in Stowe, Vermont early next year, January 22-26, 2014.
All different packages are available on the event website, www.WinterRendezVous.com.
Anyone who has attended a Red Sox game at Fenway Park will not be surprised to see that the price of a beer is more here than anywhere else. I think the only surprise in this graphic is that it is so expensive to buy a beer in St. Louis – the home city of Budweiser.
For those of you attending tonight’s game at Fenway Park against the Chicago White Sox, don’t say you weren’t warned.
© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving
Tomorrow, the Red Bull cliff diving competition returns to Boston. This amazing world competition that takes place in Europe, South America and Asia makes its only stop in North America in Boston on Sunday, August 25th.
Competitors dive from a platform erected atop Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art on Fan Pier in the Seaport district. If you’ve never seen this spectacle, I’d encourage you to come down and check it out. The competition commences at 2pm ET and is free to the public.
I’ve included below a quick video from the first diving contest in Boston from 2011.
Emma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of the rainbow to show support for gay rights last week was forced to re-paint her nails, after track and field’s governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.
As the world championships concluded on Sunday, Russia’s minister of sport, Vitaly Mutko, said the freedoms of those who come to Sochi “will be absolutely protected.” But he also said, “We want to protect our children whose psyches have not formed from the propaganda of drug use, drunkenness and non-traditional sexual relations.”
My response to both the International Amateur Athletic Federation and Russia’s minister of sport is exactly the same. Perhaps you can figure out my “Wheel of Fortune” inspired response.
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Here is a picture I never would have thought I’d see posted to Rafael Nadal’s Facebook page. Apparently this is for a baby who needs bone marrow replacement. If you’d like to learn more or help that family you may link here (note the site is in Spanish). Thanks to my brother for the humorous heads up.
I bet Kenneth from Kenneth in the 212 blog is all over this.
The playoffs are still a couple months away, but now that we are firmly in the second half of the major league baseball season most Boston Red Sox fans find themselves pleasantly smug. The drama and bad energy associated with last season is a distant memory. Does it make me smile to see the NY Yankees near the bottom of the barrel? Maybe a little ;-)
© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving
This past winter I first wrote that the Red Bull Cliff Diving contest would return to Boston this summer for the third year in a row in this post.
One month from today on August 25th that competition will return to Boston. I’ll be out of town and miss the fun, but I wanted to encourage anyone in the Boston area to mark this on their calendar to come down and enjoy this free, fun event along Boston’s waterfront. I’ve included below a quick video from the first diving contest in Boston from 2011.
Red Bull Cliff Diving – Sunday, Aug 25th
Boston Waterfront by the ICA Boston