2. Who’s yer Papi?  (video)

    Big Papi holds baby during national anthem

    Boston Tender  :)

  3. This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo

    “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It” by James Wallace Black. Photo: James Wallace Black / The Met

    from Smithsonian.com

  4. Pieroni’s Sea Grill; vintage postcard

    "One of the famous Pieroni’s Sea Grills located at 601
    Washington St., in the heart of the shopping and theatre
    district invites you to dine when in Boston. Est. 1895.”

    -This Side For Writing

  5. Steven Senne / AP

    The USS Constitution fires one of her guns in Boston Harbor as a crowd looks on from the shore.

    USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor

    Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters

    Re-enactors from the 1812 Marine Guard stand at attention in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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  6. USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor

    Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters

    The USS Constitution passes the Boston skyline as it is tugged back through Boston Harbor in Boston, Mass., Aug. 19. The USS Constitution set sail under her own power in Boston Harbor today for the first time since 1997.

    The trip marked the day two centuries ago when the Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. The Guerriere proved no match for the Constitution, which was heavier and longer. The vessels blasted away at each other at close range, even colliding at one point, during the 35-minute battle.

    "I cannot think of a better way to honor those who fought in the war as well as celebrate Constitution’s successes during the War of 1812 than for the ship to be under sail," Constitution Cmdr. Matt Bonner said in a statement.

    U.S. Navy personnel gather sails in the rigging of the USS Constitution as the vessel arrives at her berth in Charlestown Navy Yard, in Boston.

    from NBC News:

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  7. Eight Bells: John Michael Pesky

    (born John Michael Paveskovich) September 27, 1919 - August 13, 2012, nicknamed “The Needle,” was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach.

    He was a shortstop and third baseman during a ten-year Major League playing career, appearing in 1,270 games played in 1942 and from 1946-1954 for three different teams. He missed the 1943–1945 seasons while serving in World War II.

    Pesky has been associated with the Boston Red Sox for 61 of his 73 years in baseball, continuously since 1969. Pesky also managed the Red Sox from 1963–1964, and in September 1980. His biography is Mr. Red Sox by Bill Nowlin.

    Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky dies - Boston.com

  9. fuckyeahmassachusetts:



    Kevin Youklis, traded to the White Sox. Fare thee Well!

  10. navyhistory:

    On 1 June 1813 HMS Shannon captured US Frigate Chesapeake off Boston. Captain James Lawrence, commanding Chesapeake, was mortally wounded during the battle. As he was carried below, he ordered “Tell the men to fire faster! Don’t give up the ship!”

    This is an engraving by Henry Bryan Hall after a painting by Alonzo Chappel, published circa 1858 by Martin, Johnson & Company. NHHC Photo NH 48251.

    (via spiffingsailor)

  11. snowstorminjuly:

    Opening Day line-up :)

    (via fuckyeahmassachusetts)

  12. Don and Jerry Quotes

    A blog highlighting the best quotes from the funniest announcers in Major League Baseball.

  14. thegildedcentury:

    Thrilling Wonder Stories, February, 1942

  15. lobsterfist:

    Claws Come Out in Mayors’ AFC Game Bets. “If the New England Patriots win on Sunday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will send a platter of crab cakes from J.W. Faidley Seafood in Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market. But if the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Patriots, Mayor Menino will send a local lobster dinner to Rawlings-Blake.”