Fenway Park http://ripr.org en President Obama and Boston: What the president was right about http://ripr.org/post/president-obama-and-boston-what-president-was-right-about <p>The Red Sox duck boat parade streamed through the streets of Boston&nbsp; as fans by the hundreds of thousands lined up to cheer on the improbable dream team that won the 2013 World Series.</p><p>While no athletic accomplishment can ever leaven the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings for survivors and the still-suffering families shattered by this cowardly act of terrorism, it was nonetheless grand to see the simple majesty of a gesture made at the road race finish line by Red Sawx players.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 15:40:45 +0000 Scott MacKay 24195 at http://ripr.org Lessons we can learn from the Red Sox http://ripr.org/post/lessons-we-can-learn-red-sox <p>The Boston Red Sox, New England’s most beloved sports team, are the world champions of baseball. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what we can learn from these men who played a boys game with joy.</p><p>Fifty years ago, the French-born cultural historian Jacques Barzun wrote a lyrical paean to baseball. His most noted passage was that ``whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules, and reality of the game.’’</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:41:42 +0000 Scott MacKay 24104 at http://ripr.org A Red Sawx win in game 6 would clinch it http://ripr.org/post/red-sawx-win-game-6-would-clinch-it <p>Tomorrow’s game at Fenway Park is the crucial one in this World Series. It is an advantage for Boston that the Old Towne Team has two games to win one; the Cahdinals backs are against the proverbial wall.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:49:37 +0000 Scott MacKay 23968 at http://ripr.org