Guest Post – A Look At How 1950’s Boston Sportswriters Addressed Racism

You may have read in many places that for years Boston sportswriters "tiptoed around" the issue of racism in the Red Sox organization. Mike Passanisi found one example that might be of interest in the Boston Globe on October 3, 1954. Thanks to Mike for the submission. By Mike Passanisi The fall of 1954 was … Continue reading Guest Post – A Look At How 1950’s Boston Sportswriters Addressed Racism

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 3 vs. the Rockets (M.L. Carr Speaks With BSMW)

Celtics (2-0) vs. Houston (0-2) April 13, 1980 The Summit The Celtics took command of the Eastern Conference semi-finals series against the Rockets with a 100-81 victory at the Summit in Texas. Led by 20 points and 10 assists from Nate Archibald, the Celtics moved one step closer to advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.  … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 3 vs. the Rockets (M.L. Carr Speaks With BSMW)

Mike and Tommy? How about Red and Tommy? When Heinsohn Was The More Objective Man in the Booth.

These days Tommy Heinsohn is probably best known to the younger set of Celtics fans as the helplessly homer voice on the Celtics television broadcasts, who complains nightly about the refereeing and the atrocities committed against the home town team. Mike Gorman, a pro in every sense of the word, oftentimes has to talk Tommy … Continue reading Mike and Tommy? How about Red and Tommy? When Heinsohn Was The More Objective Man in the Booth.

Today in Boston Sports Media History – Remembering Ray Fitzgerald

From August 5th, 1982. Ray Fitzgerald Is Dead at 55; Sports Columnist in Boston UPI Ray Fitzgerald, an acclaimed sports columnist for The Boston Globe, died Tuesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital after a long illness. He was 55 years old. Mr. Fitzgerald, a versatile writer, covered many sports for the newspaper for 17 years. … Continue reading Today in Boston Sports Media History – Remembering Ray Fitzgerald

Help Select The Best All-Time Boston Sports Columnists

I need your help. Again. Especially you old-timers. I'd like to create a list of the best all-time sports columnists here in Boston. The list of potential names is impressive, but who is the best of the best? Who represents the pantheon of Boston sports columnists? Some potential names you might consider...and this is by … Continue reading Help Select The Best All-Time Boston Sports Columnists