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Mike Barnicle shares his memories of a life spent, in large part, at Fenway

Mike Barnicle shares his memories of a life spent, in large part, at Fenway

04/19/12 02:50PM

Our man Mike Barnicle has talked a lot and written a lot about Fenway Park over the years. Lately, he's been talking a lot about the park's 100-year-anniversary, which will be celebrated Friday, April 20th with a game against the Yankees that begins at 3:05 p.m. (the time the Sox began their game against the New York Highlanders). Hearing Barnicle discuss his first visit to the park in the mid-1950s is hearing his rite of passage story. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, April 19, 2012

04/19/12 10:22AM

IT'S 1936 ALL OVER AGAINBY DANIEL HENNINGERWALL STREET JOURNALBarack Obama is asking people to cast a less-than-hopeful vote in November. Resentment is not something most people in 21st-century America carry around in the front of their heads. Once Barack Obama stirs it up, as he's doing now, he has to sustain it for six months. He is asking people to vote out of something resembling, well, depression. Incidentally, of the final four Republican primary candidates, three were about as personally grim and earnest as the incumbent. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, April 19

04/19/12 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?TV host Dick Clark dies at 1982Five great Dick Clark momentsSecret Service ousts 3 in sex scandal; 8 more remain on administrative leave Who is Mitt Romney and what does he believe?23 killed in bombings across IraqCop stabbed in head survivesObama, Romney in dead heat, CBS News/New York Times poll findsImages of G.I.’s and remains fuel fears of ebbing disciplineIndia says it successfully tests nuclear-capable missileSummitt steps aside at Tennessee after 38 seasons  read more

Royal visit to the Houses of Parliament. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves after Queen Elizabeth II addressed both Houses of Parliament as part of her visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2012.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

04/18/12 09:27PM

Not another soldier scandal... U.S. officials are distancing themselves from photos of U.S. soldiers posing next to Afghan corpses. Since The L.A. Times posted the pictures on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has apologized and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has called the soldiers' behavior "reprehensible." What does the fallout mean for U.S.-Afghanistan relations? We'll get to that at the MJ roundtable. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is pushing the importance of giving back. We'll ask him how the better off can help the worst off in this tight economy. read more