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Lucchino’s influence went far and wide, even reaching here

Here's a few tids and bits while we endure yet another lousy weather day (whatever happened to sunny and 60?) First, we'll go ahead and say this: If there were no Larry Lucchino, there likely would have been no change in the Red Sox fortunes for a while in the 2000s, although given today's ...

If you can’t catch Sox fever, at least catch baseball fever

Can you feel it in the air? Between the icy wind, the snow, the chill? Baseball fever. We're supposed to be catching it. OK, we got a little warmer this weekend, but it's still March but from now on there is baseball non-stop until very early November. But don't worry, your Boston Red Sox ...

We may have to pump the brakes on spring sports fever

Here's a few tids and bits as we somehow are mired in January In March while spring sports are about to start: --- That's the first topic. A week ago we knew we had jinxed ourselves when we mentioned just the last little piece of snow at Stellos Stadium when high school teams took the field to ...

Here’s a few O’Notes as we get ready for first spring flings

Here are a few O'Tids and O'Bits (thank goodness for the apostrophe on the latter) to munch on as an appetizer before your corned beef dinner on this St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Can you believe that Monday will be the first day of local high school spring sports practices? Doesn't it seem like ...

Really Rivier? This latest firing is simply an awful look

Seven months ago, Rivier University was celebrating the coaching legend that is Craig Kolek. Thursday they took his key card and told him to go home. For good. Really Raiders? We've gone over this before, readers, right? But this time. they may have gone too far. Yes, the athletic department ...

North’s Pena was an obvious winner in a tough defeat

The game was over, the chance for a Division I championship lost, and Nashua High School North senior guard Jaden Pena had a message to his teammates as they waited for the post-game ceremony. “Hold our heads high,” Pena told his friends and teammates Sunday after the tough 90-76 loss to ...