Boston Public Radio Podcast
5:07 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Watching the Mayoral Race with an Obstructed View?

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With just over two weeks until Bostonians elect the city's next mayor, are candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh being drowned out by the din of Red Sox Nation? 

As the Boston Globe points out, something similar happened in 1975 when Joseph Timilty fought to unseat mayor Kevin White.  Here's how Globe's Andrew Ryan describes it:

"Timilty found himself running against the pitching arm of Luis Tiant and the home run dance of Carlton Fisk down the first base line.The Red Sox played deep into October, going to the seventh game of the World Series — thanks to Fisk — and stealing attention from a competitive mayor’s race. This year, the Sox are making another playoff run. Baseball could keep dominating headlines until Halloween, which would be the seventh game of the World Series."

So where are you on this? Do you buy into the notion that the Red Sox are hogging the spotlight and rendering  the Mayoral race a dimly lit sideshow?

Also on today's show:

  • Callie Crossley gives us her take on who the government shutdown really hurt
  • Alicia Anstead, editor of The Writer magazine, previews this year's One City One Story at the Boston Book Festival
  • Emily Rooney delivers her weekly list of grievances and observations on 'Open Mic'
  • Boston Herald's Richard Weir  goes over  his investigative reporting on  a handicapped parking scam 
  • Chip and Micheal Flaherty, the brothers behind Walden Media, we're today's contestants on our Friday news quiz, the sibling rivalry edition
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