JonCoochBU

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Date registered: October 6, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Five 2015 Columns I Didn’t Hate — December 31, 2015
  2. A Moving Day Malaise — January 27, 2012
  3. The Wonder of Bobby Valentine — December 3, 2011
  4. Sometimes, Silence Is Smart — December 1, 2011
  5. The Enigma of Whale City — November 28, 2011

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Nov
14

Calling Scoreboard, In November

Wade Megan, pretzel goalie. Pretzel goalie, Wade Megan. (Boston Herald photo)

Back in the old days, I would often break out posts for BU hockey coverage, coming as close to writing professionally about the beloved Terriers as I really have much care to do. (I’d overcome my bias issues, but it’s much more fun not to.) I was not at Sunday’s game*, which is a tragedy. …

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Nov
12

Jonathan Papelbon: In Brief

Oct. 10, 2008 - The Standard-Times

“God blessed me with my right arm. That’s all you got.” — Jonathan Papelbon, during the 2007 World Series Yeah, you could say that. A couple nights after he said that, the Red Sox won their second World Series in four years. The team had a core of guys who, thanks to their youth, were …

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Nov
11

Videos That Have Not Aged/Will Not Age Well

The impetus for this was discovering the text of the radio call on the Cardinals broadcast for Mark McGwire’s 61st home run. “Mike Morgan is the pitcher. Here’s the pitch to McGwire¬†… SWING … looky there! LOOKY THERE! Looky there! McGwire’s number sixty-one! McGwire’s flight 61 headed for Planet Maris! History! Bedlam! What a moment! …

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Nov
10

Sports At Its Worst

Joe Paterno, Patriot-News

When Joe Paterno announced on Wednesday that he was planning to step down from the job he’s held since my father‘s teenage years, my writing gears started turning. There’s something reassuring about things that have been in your life since your earliest memories, be it a grandfatherly football coach who appeared to get where sports …

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Nov
08

Help Wanted

At least he's got experience with the phrase "Damn Yankees." That will probably come in handy in Baltimore.

LinkedIn, it would be fair to say, is the social network most people belong to because they feel like they should. It is billed as the “world’s largest professional network,” and I have no doubt that many people have used it to achieve great heights in business and personal development. However, you can’t play “Family …

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Nov
07

Why We Are Here, Again

Hip-o-ween

A couple weeks back, I had to get an eye exam so I could get a new order of contact lenses. (As someone who — outside of my “Herald physical” — hasn’t been to a doctor since my early college years, being forced before medical professionals is something I appreciate.) While there, I noticed one …

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