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My name is Beth, and I've been writing a blog dedicated to the local fan's perspective on the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox since Dec. 9, 2002. My blog includes firsthand accounts of the coinciding 'dynasty' periods of the last decade for both teams, told in a literary writing style, and featuring original photography.

I am also the author of two short stories published in the first all-fiction anthologies devoted to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Fiction and Further Fenway Fiction.


I'm happy to discuss exchanging links or advertising on this blog, but please don't use my site's comments section to explicitly promote your site or your business without getting in touch with me first.

For questions, comments, or ad inquiries on Cursed to First, please email - cursedtofirst at yahoo dot com

Blog Posts I'm Proud of:

Essay series about the two Red Sox World Series of the last decade: Pretty Good Year, and Still, Pretty Good Year.

Patriots 2009 season recap and analysis, The Day after No Tomorrow, and my account of the turning point of the 2010 Patriots regular season.

Relevant Flickr collections:

Patriots Picks
Patriots Picks slideshow link

Red Sox Picks set
Red Sox Picks slideshow link

All photos tagged with "redsox"
All photos tagged with "patriots"

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