Cautious attendance at pro-sport events

By LJ VP Lafiura & Karissa Gaughan1851 Staff

Inside the TD Garden for the first game with fans back in attendance on March 26.
Photo courtesy of Dalton Conran

Over a year ago, the professional sports world shut down. As the pandemic raged on, sports fans slowly saw professional and collegiate sports return, but without an in-person audience. Many states, including Massachusetts, are now beginning to allow attendance as they see fit.

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Alum Zac Vierra brings passion to his MLB job

By Cameron Deniso – 1851 Contributor

Zac Vierra with the four World Series trophies for the Boston Red Sox.
Photo courtesy of Zac Vierra

How would you describe someone that’s passionate about something? Can it be defined as sleeping in a tent outside from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.? What about moving 2,471.6 miles alone to a place you’ve never been before? Zac Vierra has done both these things, all because of his passion for baseball. Vierra slept outside in a tent in 2013 so he could be first in line to get tickets for the World Series. Then, to start his career, he moved to Montana so he could gain experience writing stories and learn the ways of calling a baseball game.

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Is America’s Pastime in America’s future?

By Taylor Viles1851 Staff

Back in January, Major League Baseball (MLB) sent the Houston Astros their punishments for their role in 2017’s sign-stealing scandal, which lead to their 2017 World Series win. The controversy came forth after former Astros pitcher, Mike Fiers, sat down with known sportswriters from “The Athletic” and spilled the beans.

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