Archive for October 22nd, 2007

New Boston Bicycle Zine

Yesterday, while getting a picnic lunch at Canto 6 I picked up issue #1 of Boston Bicycle Reflector a cute little ‘zine for bicycle commuters. I’m not sure who put this together but it has articles with tips on biking to work, commentary on Mayor Menino’s bicycle initiatives (see the comments in this post for more), and my favorite was a piece called “Picking on Bikes” by Jeffrey Ferris which lists the many social stigmas against bicyclists.  I’m not alone!

There’s a website for Boston Bicycle Reflector but it’s just a placeholder for now.  Searching the web, I found only two other references to this publication: a Flickr photo of Issue # 1 (see, I told you it was cute) and a blog post on Joe’s Amazing Technicolor Weblog.  I hope to see more of the Reflector in the future.

The Red Sox Win The Pennant

Congratulations to the home town team (and hey now that I live in Boston proper, they are my home town team) on winning the American League pennant.  In their usual Red Sox manner they went down 3 games to 1 to the Indians before coming back to win it all (and you can see that I called it last Wednesday on Universal Hub).  After 7.5 innings of tense baseball action, the Sox stripped away all the drama and pounded the Indians 11-2.

Curt Schilling gives credit for the series win to Josh Beckett, the MVP of the series.

Greg at Faith and Fear in Flushing pays tribute to the Cleveland Indians as worthy postseason players.

Now the Red Sox take on the Colorado Rockies who haven’t lost back-to-back games since about a week before the autumnal equinox (not to mention haven’t even played a game in over a week).  This should make for an exciting series which is desperately needed in this 2007 postseason of sweeps (excepting of course the ALCS).

I’ll be rooting for the Sox of course as my home town team, my favorite American League team, and 2nd-favorite team overall. I also want to the Red Sox win because of all the commentary after 2004 that said that they wouldn’t win again until 2090 and that they failed in 2006 because they got rid of their best players (as if Johnny Damon, Derek Lowe, and Kevin Millar were the only ones who could win a championship).  It was as if even though they broke the “curse” talk of the curse wouldn’t go away.  I’d like to see the curse die once and for all.  There are no curses in baseball.

Let’s go Red Sox!

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