Month: August 2019

Could Boston Finally Rename Yawkey Way

first_imgCould Boston Finally Rename Yawkey Way? John Henry says he’s “haunted” by the team’s racist past and would welcome a change. Print 8/17/2017, 5:10 p.m. Yawkey Way by Photomaxmtl via Flickr Creative CommonsAfter years of debate about whether to rename Yawkey Way, Red Sox owner John Henry says he’s open to ditching the title—an ode to the team’s deeply problematic ex-owner Tom Yawkey—for good.Henry, in a bombshell interview with the Boston Herald, says he is “haunted” by Yawkey’s well-documented racial animus (under Yawkey’s leadership, the Sox in 1959 were the last team in baseball to integrate) and believes that the Sox should lead the way in celebrating someone more worthy of the very high-profile honor. “We ought to be able to lead the effort and if others in the community favor a change, we would welcome it – particularly in light of the country’s current leadership stance with regard to intolerance,” Henry tells the paper.Yawkey’s name is also lent to an MBTA commuter rail station and to the Yawkey Foundation, the richly funded charity that has pumped millions into Boston causes. It’s not clear what might happen to the names of those two entities. But right now, Boston has a choice about who it wants to celebrate and how, and Henry is saying we might not want to use that power to honor someone like Tom Yawkey.What would he rename the street, if he could? “David Ortiz Way” or “Big Papi Way,” he tells the paper. The city officially welcomed the David “Big Papi” Ortiz Bridge last year. Globe columnist Adrian Walker, who has advocated for the name change, suggests the “racially enlightened” Ted Williams.Henry can’t just rename the street. So in order to ditch the “Yawkey Way,” the Sox would need the D’Angelo family, which owns shops across the street from Fenway, to sign a petition to city officials. And according to the Herald, the D’Angelo’s are fine with it. Then it’s up to the city.Talk of removing tributes to Southern secessionist leaders around the country has dominated in the past few days after a shocking white nationalist rally in Virginia that began as a protest defending a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. To many, the “Yawkey” title is yet another tribute that has to go. John Henry agrees. 000center_img Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Spencer Buell· Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! last_img read more

The Brimfield Antique Show Is Back

first_img Print Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Events The Brimfield Antique Show Is Back On your mark, get set, thrift. Vintage Pyrex dishes, retro tumblers, and other goodies at the 2017 Brimfield Antique Show / Photo by Madeline BilisThe largest outdoor antique show in the country is right in Boston’s backyard, and to signal the official start of spring once again, it’s back in its 59th year. The first installment of the 2018 Brimfield Antique Show kicks off on Tuesday, May 8, and continues for six glorious days through Sunday, May 13.If you’re not familiar with Brimfield, prepare to be overwhelmed. Every year, nearly 200,000 visitors navigate a sea of more than 6,000 dealers who set up booths and tents on both sides of Route 20. If you are familiar with Brimfield, ready your antique-toting wagons and your wallets, because it’s go time.Acres of vintage furniture, clothes, rugs, games, pottery, maps, lamps, textiles, art, baubles, and architectural salvage will be yours to explore. Set your alarms if you’d like to have first pick of the good stuff, because the majority of dealers open at daybreak. A word to the wise? The best deals are often found the first and last days of the market. Check out the complete schedule of opening times here, see a basic map of the show here, and download the Brimfield Flea Finder app here.Hit the ATM (you’ll need plenty of cash, naturally), fill up your tank (the show is just over an hour’s drive from the city), and be off with you.2018 Brimfield Antique Show, May 8-13, July 10-15, September 4-9, Brimfield Antique Show GoodnessRELATED A Condensed Guide to the Brimfield Antique Show »THE PROS See How an Interior Designer Scoured the Booths »PLUS Scenes from Years Past » 1181121center_img 5/7/2018, 10:21 a.m. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* By Madeline Bilis· last_img read more

Sergio Garcia DQd in Saudi Arabia after damaging greens in frustration
Brooks Koepka Brooke Henderson win ESPY awards for best golfers

first_imgBrooks Koepka and Brooke Henderson took home ESPY honors on Wednesday night.Koepka won an ESPY for Best Male Golfer, and Henderson won for Best Female Golfer.Koepka, 29, beat out other nominees Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari and, most notably, Tiger Woods. Coming off a two-major 2018, Koepka won the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black and was second at both the Masters and U.S. Open. He’s among the favorites for next week’s Open Championship as well.NewsBrooks Koepka has earned a staggeringly disproportionate amount of his World Ranking points in majorslast_img read more

The 18 worst collapses in major championship history

first_imgWhile players may feel good about heading into a major championship final round with a comfortable lead, history has shown that no player is safe from disaster. Here are the 18 worst major championship collapses in history.AP // David J. Phillip1. Jordan Spieth, 2016 MastersJordan Spieth melted down at Amen Corner on Masters Sunday in 2016, clearing the path for Englishman Danny Willett to grab his first major victory.Robert Beck For Sports Illustrated2. Dustin Johnson, 2015 U.S. OpenAt Chambers Bay in 2015, Dustin Johnson was left with a 12-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win the U.S. Open. He missed it, then missed the three-foot comebacker that would have forced a playoff, handing Jordan Spieth the trophy.At the 2012 Open, Adam Scott leaked oil down the stretch.GLYN KIRK / Getty Images3. Adam Scott, 2012 Open ChampionshipScott led by four shots entering the final round at Royal Lytham and St. Annes and appeared ready to win his first career major championship. He also led by four shots with four holes to play, but then it happened: he closed with four straight bogeys, capped by a missed par putt on 18 (above) that would’ve gotten him into a playoff. Ernie Els shot a final-round 68 — including a birdie on 18 — to win by one shot.Robert Beck/SI4. Rory McIlroy, 2011 MastersTrying to become the second youngest player to win the Masters, McIlroy’s four-shot lead at the start of the day quickly vanished, but he still went into the back nine tied for the lead. Then McIlroy tripled No. 10, four-putted for double bogey on No. 12, and when his tee shot found Rae’s Creek on 13, his hopes for a green jacket were over.John Biever/SI5. Dustin Johnson, 2010 PGA ChampionshipNeeding a par on 18 to win his first major, Dustin Johnson failed to get up-and-down for the victory, but it seemed he still had a chance win in a playoff against Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson. But Johnson never made the playoff. On his second shot, he had unknowingly grounded his club in a bunker and was penalized two strokes after his round.Fred Vuich/SI6. Nick Watney, 2010 PGA ChampionshipWatney started the day with a three-shot lead, but it didn’t take long for it to evaporate. He needed birdies on 16 and 17 to shoot an 81.Kohjiro Kinno/SI7. Dustin Johnson, 2010 U.S. OpenStarting the final round with a three-shot lead, Johnson, a two-time AT&T Pebble Beach winner, was in prime position to win his first major. But his chances ended quickly after a triple bogey on No. 2, followed by a double bogey on No. 3. Johnson shot an 82 to tie for eighth.Al Tielemans/SI8. Phil Mickelson, 2006 U.S. OpenStanding on the 18th tee at the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, all Phil Mickelson needed was a par to win his first U.S. Open and third consecutive major. Instead, he made a double bogey to hand the trophy to Geoff Ogilvy. Afterward, Mickelson said, “I’m such an idiot.”Jamie Squire/Getty Imageslast_img read more