Picture Pages – Mookie Matrimony: Volume III

This is it – the last blast of Mookie’s wedding past. If he and Kerry want me to write anymore, they’re gonna’ have to get remarried. I’ve written so much in the last week that I haven’t the vocabulary to go on. From now on, when I need something – like sustenance – I’m going…

Rocky Mountain High

Finally, they won one in Aria’s lifetime. Last night, Red Sox Nation enjoyed a collective burst of deja vu as history looped back upon itself and replayed the ending to that euphoric 2004 World Series conclusion; with the 2007 Boston Red Sox matching that fabled team’s complete domination of a vaunted National League squad to…

Mookie Matrimony – Volume II

  Here it is, Volume II in my little mini-series of tributes and homage to the wedding of my close friend Mark ‘Mookie’ McGrath and his lovely bride, Kerry Logan. In my first post, I touched upon a few details of the big day while reserving the bulk of space for the text of my Rehearsal Dinner…

Mookie Matrimony – Volume I

  Our little boy is all grown up!!! On a postcard perfect October Sunday afternoon – accented by a sun-drenched sky of brilliant blue – I bore witness to the marriage of my close friend Mark ‘Mookie’ McGrath to a truly wonderful woman, Kerry Logan. As the two locked eyes and united their souls in eternal bliss, elsewhere…

Red Storm Rising

Boston Sucks!!! Boston Sucks!!! Boston. We have arrived. Just three short years after Theo Epstein began his reclamation project to tear down our beloved Idiots and build a better Bronx Bombers in Beantown, Theo has succeeded in infecting us with the madness of King George. Corporate culture has officially replaced clowns like Cabrera, Millar and…

The Best Show You’re Not Watching – Friday Night Lights

You’re gonna’ be sorry. If there is one lesson that I aught to tattoo upon my brain, it’s don’t get wrapped up in first class quality television. The more original, the more daring, the more compelling – the more likely a program is tossed aside in favor of cheaper, less risky, easy-to-digest mass market morsels…

The Hunt for Red October

Well, that makes two consecutive Boston sports-themed posts where I’ve cribbed from Clancy for the title. Fear not, Bear and Dragon fans. I can’t stand the Bruins. The Red Sox, however, have my heart forever. Over the weekend, the family and I headed North for our traditional Columbus Day Weekend getaway to Limerick, Maine. There,…