It doesn’t erase the stain of the city’s racist reputation, but Boston Red Sox fans did what they could last night to apologize to a black player who was subject to racist taunts the night before.
In the short term, sometimes all you can do is clap your hands.
The number of people who sat with their arms folded also tells a story.
Related: Stop pretending Boston is something it’s not (Boston Globe)
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.