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Entries from October 28th, 2011

Twenty years ago Morris turned in Hall-worthy performance

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Twenty years ago Morris turned in Hall-worthy performance · Baseball

Whew. Is this World Series thingy exciting enough for anyone yet? We’ve had pitchers’ duels and we’ve had blowouts. We’ve had heroic hitting exploits, capped by David Freese’s 11th-inning blast to end Game 6. We’ve had managerial gaffes, bonehead plays, and baserunning blunders. We’ve had no shortage of drama. And pitching changes. Wow. They need […]

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The seven habits of highly annoying tweeters

October 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on The seven habits of highly annoying tweeters · Blog

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, I preferred Facebook to Twitter. Part of this was due to my half-hearted commitment to Twitter, which had held me back from making a serious attempt to connect with folks beyond those I might have been connected to anyway. In other words, the same type of […]

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Globe opens up Theo-bashing to all comers

October 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Baseball, Blog

To most people, writing about sports for a newspaper probably looks like a pretty easy gig. Not nearly so difficult as, say, explaining business and economics to the local readership. Anyone can write sports. Aren’t those the guys who sailed through school with a C average? Look at Ray Barone. He’s a doofus. For some […]

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Seattle Jonesing for a superhero

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Seattle Jonesing for a superhero · Blog

Batman never had to deal with this. Oh, sure, the authorities wanted him on numerous occasions, trumping up charges to make the Dark Knight look like a menace to society instead of the superhero he was. But Commissioner Gordon knew an ally when he saw one. Then again, Batman never pepper sprayed a bunch of […]

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Newest soldier in the Kindle revolution

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Newest soldier in the Kindle revolution · Blog

I am not the bellwether for technological devices. I still don’t own an iPod. I’ve never owned an Xbox, Nintendo, Sega—any gaming system beyond Pong, really. I’ve only had a cell phone for about three years, and it’s the boring kind where all you do is talk into it and punch the button to check […]

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