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Pedroia for MVP?

In his last seven games, Dustin Pedroia is 18-for-30 with 11 RBIs—numbers that you would be hard-pressed to get playing Colecovision baseball. He is so hot right now that it’s surprising when he actually does make an out. But it…

Jay Mariotti to Boston? No Thanks

As someone who used to spend his days (and nights and weekends and holidays) toiling in the sports department of a newspaper, I’ve been enjoying a bit of schadenfreude at the departure of Chicago Sun-Times hack columnist Jay Mariotti. Mariotti…

Questions For. . . Chris Wallace

Now that the Olympics are over, we can turn our full attention to the every-four-years spectacle we really love—the presidential election. We caught up with FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace just hours before Barack Obama announced his running mate…

Sports Monday

Amalie Benjamin had an interesting piece in the Globe on Friday reporting that the Red Sox had gone over the $10 million mark in signing bonuses for their 2008 draft class. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Red Sox, along with…

The Hill and the Hall

We regret to inform you that the Hill and the Hall is taking the week off. We thought about strapping McMorrow to a gurney and forcing him to spill some juicy gossip, but we’re not into that sort of thing….

Clark Rockefeller, Lenny DiNardo, Eddie Vedder, and the FBI: A True Story

The Clark Rockefeller saga has touched many lives. Local music writer Tom Kielty is no exception. It was a drizzling Sunday afternoon and my girlfriend and I were celebrating our one-year anniversary. We were cracking a lobster at the Barking…

Townie Town Hall

The interns at Boston Daily read the community papers so you don’t have to. Then they blog for us. Hilarity ensues. A Rising Star In the past two years Clancy, a West Roxbury resident, has performed in a Chase credit…

Keohane: The Place Where Nobody Knows Your Name

Logan’s always a fascinating place. This is mainly because the vast majority of people who work there have perfected the ability to lather up the absolute maximum contempt for humanity, without it ever spilling over into physical violence. They’ve elevated…

Sports Monday

I spent a good part of the weekend curled up with the 2008 Pro Football Prospectus, and it goes without saying that it’s required reading if you’re the type of fan who wants to know why things happen on the…

Favre to the Jets

Any hope that the Summer of Brett would end soon went out the window this morning when the news broke that the New York Jets acquired the unretired quarterback from the Green Bay Packers. Had Brett Favre gone to Tampa…