Paul Flannery

Give Bill Russell a Damn Statue!

LAST MAY, THE BRUINS finally unveiled a fitting tribute to the biggest star in team history. It was a statue outside TD Garden of the legendary Bobby Orr flying through the air. That famous, frozen-in-time image is from right after…

Paul Levy, Man on a Missive

It was an unfortunate choice of neckwear. Sure, it was Opening Day, but ties festooned with miniature Red Sox logos are best worn by high school algebra teachers, not by CEOs of major hospitals whose leadership has just been hailed…

The Haunt: Green Means Go

The obvious descriptor, of course, is that the Plough & Stars is an Irish bar, which makes it one of roughly 3,000 such establishments around the city. What separates it from the garden-variety Tam O’ Purple/Rose/Shamrocks that dot downtown is…

There's Nothing Funny About This Comic Book Delivery

VIEW THE SLIDE SHOW TO COMPARE OKAJIMA’S WIND-UP TO THE COMIC. As a kid growing up in Kyoto, Hideki Okajima learned his pitching delivery from the pages of Ace, a Japanese comic book. In it, a young baseball phenom named…

Person of Interest

Daylon TrotmanDance Machine [sidebar]When the Celtics play at TD Banknorth Garden, there are two competitions afoot: the obvious one on the court, and then the one in the stands, where fans vie to be immortalized on the JumboTron during breaks…

Kevin Garnett, By the Numbers

IT WAS THE FREE THROWS THAT HAUNTED HIM. Kevin Garnett had played horribly in one of the biggest games of his life — Game 5 of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers — a "garbage" performance by…

One Last Thing: Number 17

No franchise in professional sports does banners quite like the Celtics. They don’t hang testaments to division titles or conference crowns; the rarefied air high above the Garden floor is reserved solely for world championships. It’s an elite group that…