Attending a professional sporting event carries some inherent risks. Balls, equipment, and even athletes themselves sometimes fly into the stands. Drunken idiots throw punches. Mascots can sometimes get a little handsy.
We are here at Fenway with a great baseball player, a friend that has brought a lot of pride to the entire baseball community, particularly the Puerto Rican and Latino youth who watched him play, Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez.
Leasing a new car and getting the latest smartphone may make sense for some consumers, but what about when it comes to a baseball stadium?
The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in 6 games to win the 2013 World Series. This marks the first time that the Red Sox have clinched a World Series title at Fenway Park since 1918, and it is also the third world championship for the team in the past 10 years.
Doug Glanville is one of those real-life "triple threats" that you occasionally hear about. A gifted athlete, an intellectual, and -- in this age of in-your-face self-aggrandizement -- a genuinely thoughtful and modest man.
Sport properties, please be clear: if your app is just a collective portal for your press releases, videos, social media and ticket office, you're leaving big money on the touchscreen.
A vague mood crept over me as I watched this year's fall classic, the one in which David Ortiz flew in the sky like a bird or a plane with a cape on his back. I slowly sank into schmaltz and became the world's corniest sap. I was homesick. For Boston, of all places.
To any Bostonian who still claims that impending-doom-is-upon us personality, it's time to bequeath it to the poor people of Chicago and Cleveland. In the grand scheme, the Red Sox are a bona fide winner now, in the company of the Yankees and Cardinals of recent years.
As the Cardinals played their final game of the 2013 season on Wednesday night, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the fans that have allowed me to take part in your world over the last few years.
So are you smart and up-to-date?! Do you know the answers to these questions? Who's in the World Series? How many members of Congress are there? Who is Kim Kardashian engaged to?
These numbers in themselves are a sufficient argument to justify granting the Dominican slugger the series' MVP. But baseball is not an individual sport, it is a team effort, and the only Red Sox veteran of the 2004 World Series champions has taken on a crucial leadership role.
The truth is we don't know how this series will end. And what I bet is that Big Papi also knows, ring or no ring, life goes on. The world still spins the next day. So you might as well really enjoy the game.
This World Series is turning into a hard-fought, competitive and exciting one. This World Series has also been surprisingly sloppily played.
It is time for the baseball officials, sportswriters, congressman, and self-appointed guardians of truth, justice, and the American way including baseball, to end the hypocrisy on PEDs and develop a rationale approach to the legitimate use of drugs in sports.
Let us get one thing straight: Intent does not matter in MLB obstruction. In the first ever playoff game in MLB history to be decided by obstruction, the umpires actually got the call correct. The Boston Red Sox complained after their 5-4 loss, but the truth was they deserved to lose Game 3.