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RadioBDC Sports: one last reason to watch the lowly Red Sox?
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Read between the lines of this piece and you’ll find reason to believe that Yankee great and future first ballot Hall of Famer Derek Jeter will end his storied career at Fenway Park this weekend. Outside of that, Steve Silva, Chad Finn and I couldn’t find much reason to watch the final week of Red Sox baseball. But we found plenty of reasons to play the blame game. More

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RadioBDC Sports: BDC Pro Picks, Week 3
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Every Thursday, Steve Silva and Chris Rattey from Boston.com Sports post their Best Bets for those who love the football and the betting. Every Friday, the two join Paul Driscoll and me live at 2 to break down the lines and the picks, presented by Foxwoods. More

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With Surfing Season Beginning, Chinatown Board-Maker Brings Styles to Battle of the Beach III
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While it may seem counterintuitive to the folks that are unpacking their sweaters and loading up on pumpkin spice, surf season is about to begin. Yes, surfing is generally associated with carefree summers, babes in bikinis and buff dudes getting bronze, but this is New England, and the surf gods don’t operate on the same schedule as the stereotypes. Summer in New England is relatively waveless, with the surf getting higher as the weather gets colder and the beaches get less crowded. More

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Arlington Author Steve Almond Considers the Morality of Football
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For decades, Steve Almond spent his Septembers much like any other football fan. He began his love/hate relationship with the Raiders, cheered them on in the excitement of a new season, and felt the heartbreak as the weeks unfolded and the losses kept coming, or thrilled as the team started stacking wins. These days Almond feels a different kind of heartbreak – that of losing his beloved sport to the intrusion of his conscience. He had felt pangs of it before, watching the violence of the game and reading the stories about high school, college, and pro athletes suffering permanent physical and psychological damage from their chosen sport. The breaking point happened when he came face-to-face with the type of dementia players experience in their latter years. His mother had been hit by a truck, and years later, developed a dementia that threatened her life, though thankfully it turned out to be temporary. More

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RadioBDC Sports: 2 reasons to keep watching the Red Sox
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To start this week’s segment, Chad Finn mused: “anyone still watching baseball?” Granted, the Red Sox haven’t given us much to watch this season, but there are a few bright spots. Two come to mind. Listen to find out who they are. More

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RadioBDC Sports: on Castillo, Bradley Jr., Middlebrooks, Buchholz
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Oh, sure. Now that the Patriots are in last place, everyone thinks it’s the cool thing to be. Get with the program: the Red Sox have been in last place for MONTHS. Which means we’re talking more about the future than the present. Listen to Chad Finn, Steve Silva and me dish on Rusney Castillo, Jackie Bradley Jr., Will Middlebrooks, and Clay Buchholz. More

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Globally Welcoming the Hate: Chatting With Patriots Fan Club Members from Around the World
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It came to light last month that the New England Patriots are the most hated football team in the world, a perplexing factoid considering the Jets, Broncos, Giants, Ravens, and the Washington Ethnic Slurs are all equally irredeemable leaking garbage bags. More