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Mystery of winning? Solved in Boston

Life as a fan of Boston sports sure has changed since this writer grew up in the city

Originally Published: July 1, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

I was born in Boston, grew up on Ashton Street one block off Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. Until the mid-to-late 1970s, before my family moved to the South Shore, a few miles from the bridges that begin Cape Cod, the sports we played in our neighborhood were, in order: hockey (with a tennis ball on the pavement and in a friend's house on Floyd Street with a chalked replica of the Boston Garden ice on the basement floor; despite the new MDC skating rink on Talbot Ave, none of us could ...

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