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    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz Ortiz finishes third in Boston mayoral race

    Boston may have chosen Mayor-elect Martin Walsh — who narrowly defeated John Connolly — in Tuesday's race. But the third-place finisher was a more familiar name, though he's known more for power-hitting the Red Sox through the World Series than for political aspirations.

  • HAGELIN: Watch your language — really

    Language matters. Respect for others — common decency, we used to say — requires that we think of how our words might affect those within earshot. Will the words we use offend religious believers, shock the elderly, confuse younger children or be a bad example to teens yearning to be adult? If so, then we need to choose other words.

  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz's public "F-bomb" at Fenway Park after the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon was indicative of the coarsening of American society. (Associated Press)

    ORSI: Big Papi's big boo-boo

    The tragedy at the Boston Marathon called for comforting words to a dispirited city. The resumption of Red Sox baseball this past Saturday, after the city lockdown, was presumably an attempt to rally the citizens of Beantown and to inspire civic pride.

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