[On July 4, 2013 I was having coffee with my wife Sandy at our summer cottage. The Sox were in first place in the AL East with a three game lead over the Yankees. I distinctly remember turning to her and saying “You know … this could be for real.” We had already had a bombing at the Marathon, a David Ortiz expletive, the capture and trial of Whitey, and the arrest of a New England Patriot for murder. What other surprises could the summer hold? SB SM]
While many Patriot fans just want to dispose of any Aaron Hernandez related memorabilia, the market for such items is hot on eBay.
Former cocaine dealer outlines relationship paying Whitey for protection. So much for Bulger’s image as the guy who kept drugs off the streets in South Boston.
Jurors hear recordings of Bulger bantering with relatives about life of crime.
Sox cruise over Padres behind Lackey. Does anyone really like this interleague play sideshow?
Celtics start search for new coach.
General in Egypt take over from Morsi.
Fraud surfaces in administration of One Fund for Marathon victims.
Celtics name Brad Stevens of Butler University as new coach.
Fourth of July is hot, hot, hot and happy.
Sox Sweep Padres 8-2. Finish home stand 8-1.
Bruins trade Tyler Seguin
Connecticut man shot in Florida, allegedly by Aaron Hernandez, ordered to appear before grand jury in Fall River.
Red Sox beat Angels 6-2 to start West Coast swing. Pinch hit HR for Ortiz. Stephen Drew to DL.
Sox blow four run lead. Fall in 11 to Angels.
Jered Weaver blanks Sox, 3-0.
‘‘The future is greater than the past,’’ says Manny Ramirez, beginning yet another comeback attempt in Texas farm system.
Cape Cod traffic … always bad … turns nightmarish over holiday.
Kevin Weeks takes stand in Bulger trial. Weeks, now 57, spent over 20 years as Whitey’s mobster-in-training.
Teresa Heinz Kerry’s condition improved. Suffered seizure.
Robert Kraft, Patriot’s owner, claims team was “duped” by Hernandez.
Mariners batter Lester, Sox 11-4. Andrew Miller out for year with foot injury.
New details provide puzzle pieces to events surrounding Hernandez/Lloyd the night of June 14.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court to face charges.
Tsaraev pleads not guilty.
Sox take second straight from Mariners 11-4. Ortiz sets new marks for DH. Road trip record stands at 3-3.
Dan Shaughnessy writes about “What a month for Boston sports.” How about Boston courtrooms and police stations?
Police to exhume remains of convicted Boston Strangler seeking DNA evidence to link him to final victim.
Three finalists in bid for Globe. One group includes the Taylor family who formally owned the paper, another group headed by John Henry, owner of Red Sox.
As Albert DeSalvo’s body is exhumed, and jurors hear more anguishing testimony from families of Whitey’s victims, Tom Menino celebrates the 20th anniversary as Mayor of this great city of Boston.
Sox over A’s 4-2. Lackey and Pedroia provide keys. Sox acquire lefty Matt Thornton from White Sox.
Zimmerman found not guilty in shooting of Trayvon Martin. Bulger, Tsaraev, and Hernandez will all want that jury!
Lester loses to A’s, 3-0.
Widespread protests about verdict in Zimmerman case, support for family of Trayvon Martin.
Menino announces plans to write book.
Brandon Workman flirts with no-hitter, but Sox fall in 11 3-2. Team enters All Star break still in first place.
Meanwhile, Kevin Cullen complains that Whitey has it too soft.
Rolling Stone cover provokes strong backlash.
Bulger partner Steve “The Rifleman” Flemmi to testify.
Alleged Bulger victim Stephen “Stippo” Rakes, 59 found dead. Wanted to testify against Bulger.
Detroit files for bankruptcy.
Sox face toughest opponents to start second half.
DNA evidence confirms DeSalvo as Boston Strangler.
President Obama comments on Trayvon Martin case, revealing his own experiences of fear and prejudice as a black man in America.
Yankees avenge loss with 5-2 win.
Bulger’s lawyer brands Flemmi a “perverted liar.”
Sox blanked by Matt Moore of Rays 3-0. Rays now a half game back, the hottest team in baseball. Ryan Braun banned PED use.
Prosecutors making case to charge Hernandez with 2012 double homicide.
Not only that, but he’s a pedophile, too, says Flemmi of Bulger. Apparently it takes one to know one.
Sox, powered by rejuvenated Lester, beat Rays. Dustin Pedroia rewarded with $100 million contract extension. Dan Shaughnessy dubs Ryan Braun “Lyin’ Ryan.”
Bill Belichick opens Patriots training camp by fielding questions about Hernandez.
David Price shows why he won Cy Young award with 5-1 shut down of Sox. Lead back to 1/2 game.
Amy Berlowitz head of prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences to resign following revelations that she embellished academic achievements on resume and grant applications.
Flemmi wraps of seven days of testimony that thoroughly raked Bulger (and himself) over the coals.
Sox rained out. David Ross cleared to return.
Prosecution rests in Bulger case. Now the question is … will Whitey testify in own defense?
Brutal murder of young woman in Southie has community on edge. At least this is one that can’t be pinned on Hernandez or Whitey.
Bail set at $500k for man accused of being accomplice after the fact in Hernandez case.
Sox regain first as Ortiz and Lester shine. The big dogs get the job done.
RIP George “Boomer” Scott, one of the most colorful Sox players ever.
Sox fall back on blown call. Lose to Rays 2-1.
Wanna buy a lighthouse? Graves is for sale.
Judge refuses sequester request from Bulger defense.
Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy at trade deadline. Have to give up Inglesias. Sox beat Mariners to keep pace in AL East:
So long to the human highlight film!