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Post-steroid baseball

Nine questions that will shape the new season
The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 02, 2009

4. Alex Rodriguez

And here everyone thought his wife divorced him because he was allegedly pinch-hitting with a pop star. Turns out Major League Baseball’s holier-than-thou, all-natural poster boy was juicier than Madonna’s tour tights — which makes us wonder: could those performance enhancers have been shrinking Alex’s, er, strike zone? Too bad they haven’t come up with a steroid that lets you hit in the clutch, eh, Rod?
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

Devotion to unholy creed

Al Daimon insists he ain't a right-wing jerk. Really.
Some of my readers have a warped view of my political bent.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 11, 2009

Sox to win 98 in '09?

Statistically Speaking
Stat savant Nate Silver, widely lauded for foretelling the 2008 election in detail, was a baseball geek first.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 27, 2009

Bring back Maris

 Balls, Pucks and Monster Trucks
Alex Rodriguez, media lightning rod and three-time American League MVP, was never my favorite, even before he wore pinstripes.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 26, 2009

Filth and Wisdom

An annoying mish-mash
As the lead character narrates his “filthy” story, and those of his London flatmates/neighbors, we hit upon boredom long before wisdom can arrive.  
By MARK BAZER  |  October 27, 2008

Please shut up!

Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008

Naming names and naming rights

What lies ahead in the trial of two former CVS officials?
P+J are keeping a close eye on the US District Court trial of the two former CVS execs accused of illegally hiring John “My Sharona” Celona, the disgraced former state senator.
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 21, 2008

Bases very loaded

Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 2008

Politicos Latinos

The growing clout of the Hispanic community
This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.
By ALAN LUPO  |  October 09, 2008

Not-so-instant karma

After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007

Bonds away

Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007

Dreams of field

Our unlicensed psychiatrist answers disturbing questions about the joy of Sox
Do you see Dustin Pedroia in your sleep, riding a tiny blue bicycle?
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 31, 2007

Jockular plus

New England is the home of past and future champions
Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2007

Ills of modern man

Politics and other mistakes
I’m always amazed when somebody who’s famous for a really bad idea suddenly comes up with a really good idea.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 10, 2007

Welcome to Boston

Better than a Duck Tour
You’re one of us now.


Deval Patrick has been lounging in bed cozily with Therese Murray and Sal DiMasi but with budget questions looming, the party’s probably over
In the hothouse of this past month’s same-sex-marriage battle, the State House’s top three leaders emerged as surprisingly cozy bedfellows.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 11, 2007

The diamond patriot

Bill Nowlin's Ted Williams at War
The plane shook. The cockpit coruscated with distress lights. And Ted Williams realized the landing gear was stuck.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 16, 2007

Sporting verse

The return of Sox-Yanks haiku
With the Yankees in town for their first Fenway visit on Friday night, it’s that time of year again: time for mangling the chilly elegance of Japanese lyric verse into clumsy sports jeers.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 18, 2007

The Red Sox’ summer of discontent

The Sporting Life
Slowly, steadily, with every latest setback or miscue, it feels as if the Red Sox’ aspirations for 2006 are inexorably slipping away.
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 17, 2006

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