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Andy Kirkaldy: Many thoughts on a crowded sports scene

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



So much sports news right now, so little time … some thoughts:

• Serena Williams just won her 20th Grand Slam tennis title, the 2015 French Open. Sister Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam titles. They have teamed up for 14 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles.

How is this not a bigger story?

• Baseball this summer will be stress-free. The Red Sox stink.

And it starts with the bad pitching, which creates pressure on the hitters.

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Matt Dickerson: Fly fishing in Vermont scratches different itches

Posted on June 10, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



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It was Friday morning, and we’d just loaded our fishing gear into the car, but neither of us had a preference for any particular stretch of river. As I sat behind the steering wheel in my driveway trying to decide which way to go, I suggested pike fishing in Otter Creek, probably from my canoe.

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Karl Lindholm: 'Play Balle!' au Montreal; will Major League Baseball return?

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Karl Lindholm



They’re talking about bringing Major League baseball back to Montreal. How great would that be!

“They” are Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, big boys who can make things happen, or at least get things started.

It’s a long way off, no doubt, until expansion or relocation brings an MLB team to La Metropole. Manfred has said that the “big thing” for Montreal is to have an “adequate facility to support baseball over the long haul.”

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Matt Dickenson: Spring into summer with pike

Posted on May 27, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



Wyatt Allenson caught a big pike. But I’m getting ahead of myself. My story this week is supposed to be about trout fishing in May.

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Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: Extend equality of the sexes to the rules of the game

Posted on May 20, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



I have long enjoyed watching well-played women’s and girls’ lacrosse games, something we have been blessed with living in these parts. The sport is elegant, fast and graceful. It showcases teamwork and individual athleticism as well as wonderful hand-eye coordination.

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Matt Dickerson: Even as weather changes, the joys of fishing stay the same

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Karl Lindholm: Pete Rose and the Hall: Do it if you must, just get it over with

Posted on May 6, 2015 |
By Karl Lindholm



I am not Pete Rose’s biggest fan.

Actually I can’t stand the man. He’s repulsive.

Go ahead. Reinstate him, put him in the Hall of Fame, and be over with it. Just do it. I’ll get used to it.

Pete was a great player, more or less, and deserves to be in, I guess. He’s not as great as he and his supporters think: his most celebrated attribute was superfluous hustle — sprinting to first on a walk, sliding head-first.

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Matt Dickerson: Sluggish spring and wintery waters

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Andy Kirkaldy: Boston Marathoners were inspiring in so many ways

Posted on April 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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To start with, the Boston Marathon wheelchair racers who whip by first are absolute, astonishing beasts who must train for the event by ripping phone books in half. They couldn’t be more impressive. It’s also hard to imagine they make it 26.2 miles through eight Massachusetts towns without crashing — they ride six or eight inches behind each other, taking turns carving though the air, a practice fans of motor sports know as drafting.

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