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Comment on: Red Sox stocked with established, and young, starting pitchers - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/30/2013 01:54:27 EST
I don't know why Lackey keeps being included on the list of possible trades. He was fantastic last year and there's no reason to expect he won't keep it up this year, now that he's healthy, plus he's more »
Comment on: Like it or not, instant replay will be part of baseball - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/15/2013 08:54:45 EST
With your statements about eliminating catcher collisions, you completely lost my respect. This is a play that has led to horrendous injuries - not just concussions, but broken bones. It's easy to sit more »
Comment on: World Series shows MLBâs dearth of black players - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/24/2013 04:08:30 EDT
Please choose your words carefully. If there's a dearth of African-American players, don't say it's a lack of Black players - because as others have already said, there are plenty of Black Hispanic pl more »
Comment on: Criticâs corner: Oct. 7 - Television - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/07/2013 01:18:45 EDT
Mom would also be a lot better if they got rid of that awful laugh track, or at least toned it down about 10 notches! It's sad to see Allison Janney thrown away like this.
Comment on: Clay Buchholz solid in rehab start - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 09/06/2013 12:27:43 EDT
You mean Vazquez was NOT nonplussed.
Comment on: Live updates: White Sox at Red Sox - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 08/30/2013 07:14:33 EDT
Hi Pete - glad you're the blogger tonight. It's just not the same with the rest.
Comment on: Many MLB players happy with PED suspensions - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/06/2013 12:55:15 EDT
"The new testing also has been a detriment."
I believe you meant to say the new testing has been a deterrant?
Comment on: Uehara upbeat after All-Star final vote - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 07/12/2013 12:34:22 EDT
"Uehara needed only 13 pitchers to retire the Mariners in order" I certainly hope that he only needed 13 pitches, not pitchers.
Comment on: Who needs a glove? David Ortiz should someday be designated for Cooperstown - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 07/11/2013 01:01:46 EDT
Completely agree. This is very timely - I was just discussing this with my son last night. Especially true when players who were great hitters but mediocre at their positions can get in - some no bett more »
Comment on: State budget increase will allow all of stateâs public colleges, universities to hold line on fees - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/06/2013 02:09:55 EDT
I'd like to see the next step be changing the ratio of tuition and fees to somethign realistic. Currently, fees keep raising while tuition is ridiculously low. This charade hurts students getting outs more »
Comment on: A Massachusetts election that voters seem ready to forget - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/29/2013 12:36:11 EDT
It would make much more sense to have special elections for Senate timed so that the primaries and elections fall on the same dates as the regular elections. I understand not wanting a governor to app more »
Comment on: Red Soxâ Felix Doubront sets career high for pitch count - Red Sox - Boston.com
Posted 04/23/2013 11:16:21 EDT
"A year ago he averaged nearly 5â
innings in his 29 starts and only went beyond the sixth eight times. This season heâs done it every time out." This is not correct. He has pitched 3 games, 16.2 i more »
Comment on: The streak ending and other random thoughts - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 04/11/2013 03:09:21 EDT
Daniel Nava is a true role model for kids.
Comment on: Newton needs a police chief from outside system - Boston.com
Posted 01/16/2013 12:24:19 EST
It's worth noting that the last time Newton went outside for a police chief, just a few years ago, was a disaster.
Comment on: A final column from metro columnist Brian McGrory - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/21/2012 10:48:09 EST
Though I will miss your columns, I couldn't be happier that they selected you as the Globe's editor. I know the paper is in good hands.
Comment on: Indians name Francona manager, and how that could help the Red Sox - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 10/06/2012 06:46:28 EDT
Yay Tito! BTW, Farrell was hired, not fired, by Toronto in 2010. Freudian slip? more »
Comment on: Scenes from Game 162 of the Red Sox season - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 10/04/2012 10:39:33 EDT
Oops - wish we coudl delete our silly posts. I just realized you were talking about last season, not last night. Need more caffeine! more »
Posted 10/04/2012 10:38:44 EDT
Is this a Freudian slip? If not, what was Tito doing there? "Terry Francona appeared to have aged 10 years in a day." more »
Comment on: Hits and misses for the 2012 Red Sox - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 09/18/2012 12:56:05 EDT
I think you should have had a separate category for injuries. It's not helpful to lump true underachievers with those who just missed too many games (with the exception of Sweeney, since his was self- more »
Comment on: Valentine clarifies 'weakest roster' remark - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 09/16/2012 01:45:40 EDT
And he's absolutely correct.
Comment on: Red Sox fire pitching coach Bob McClure - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 08/20/2012 07:28:50 EDT
It's about time! Why the heck they wanted a pitching coach who wasn't even good enough for the Royals is beyond me. more »
Comment on: Red Sox players remember Johnny Pesky - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 08/14/2012 11:44:30 EDT
Nothing from Francona? more »
Comment on: NBC isnât hurt by showing Games on tape delay - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/03/2012 09:35:06 EDT
My objection isn't to the tape delay - it's to the generally abysmal coverage. Besides the gaffes you've cited, they didn't show one of the rotations in the men's gymnastics individual final, they've more »
Comment on: The high cost of higher education - - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/12/2012 11:46:52 EDT
For something like this, it would be better to use median than average (similar to what is done for incomes and housing prices). more »
Comment on: The real cost of higher education - - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/12/2012 11:44:56 EDT
Looking at only Freshman is deceiving and makes some schools looke better than they really are. For example, my son was accepted at both WPI and Brandeis. Brandeis's need-based finaid was much better more »
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