MIKE BARNICLE; RED SOX? NEXT CASE

Originally published May 7, 1984, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe Today's question: Are the Red Sox really as bad as they have looked so far? Today's answer: certainly not. They are much, much worse. All we have to do is give them the chance to prove it. "You really believe that?" [...]

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THE CLOCK TAKES A HOLIDAY AT FENWAY; A WORLD OF MOOD AND MEMORIES ­ ­ AND IT’S STILL ONLY A GAME

Originally published April 13, 1986, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe Baseball is a game of memory, and it returns tomorrow to a place where grass has not yet given way to a carpet. It comes home to a green haven filled with reminders of both heartbreak and happiness, a [...]

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WEEDING OUT THE YUPPIES

Originally published June 30, 1986, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe Now that the Olde Towne Team and Tom Seaver are both on a roll, fans are coming out of the woodwork. It's the end of June with the boys in Crimson Hose out in front and the ballpark is [...]

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SIGNING UP IGNORANCE

Originally published April 13, 1989, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe Inside the old Hotel Kenmore, to the right of the front desk, there was a coffee shop where, if you hung around during those faded baseball summers of the 50s, you could collect autographs of ballplayers in both leagues. [...]

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THE DAY­CARE CENTER CALLED FENWAY­R­US

Originally published September 17, 1989, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe It's Sunday and I'm trying to be charitable but it's awfully difficult because the Red Sox are still around like Uncle Harold, the cranky know­it­all who never knew when to go home. I hate to say it, but I'm [...]

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GAME’S ETERNAL SUMMER WARMS A WINTRY WORLD

Originally published October 7, 1990, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe In the ballpark the other night, not many wanted to move after Brunansky made his marvelous catch and the fact that so many voted with their feet ­­ standing still in a stadium rather than head toward the reality [...]

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OF TWO HEROES, FOREVER YOUNG

Originally published February 27, 1990, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe It was a big weekend for obituaries. Johnnie Ray, the singer, and Malcolm Forbes, the publisher, disappeared from the stage. Vinnie Teresa, the mob stoolie, died of unnatural causes ­­ an illness. And Gen. James Gavin, along with Tony Conigliaro, [...]

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SHUT UP, MIKE, AND PERFORM

Originally published April 19, 1990, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe   Mr. Michael Greenwell of Fort Myers, Fla., and Yawkey Way is upset at the way his baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, is portrayed in the newspapers. Mr. Greenwell thinks reporters are unfair, too negative and don't spend enough [...]

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SHUT UP, MIKE, AND PERFORM

Just quit complaining

Originally published October 1, 1991, by Mike Barnicle for The Boston Globe A friend of mine from San Francisco called yesterday to gloat about the demise of the Red Sox and wonder whether or not baseball fans across New England had shed any tears on their pillow after Sunday's brutal loss [...]

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