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NY Post launches tirade against Boston ahead of Sox-Yankees game

Aerial view of Manhattan, which the New York Post says is better than Boston. You be the judge.Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The New York Post unloaded on Boston ahead of Tuesday night’s single-elimination wild-card playoff game between the Red Sox and the guys in pinstripes.

In an opinion piece headlined “Boston sucks — and these are all the reasons why,” the feisty tabloid listed myriad bullet points purporting to show why our city, home to world-class hospitals and universities, a booming biotech sector, and legions of young transplants who ride bicycles, is far inferior to the Big Apple.

The Post tweeted out a link to the screed along with a photo of a beaming woman clad in a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “BOSTON SUCKS” in all caps. The blustery op-ed, which cheekily credits “All New Yorkers” in the byline, threw dart after dart at the Athens of America.


A woman sporting a "BOSTON SUCKS" t-shirt grins from ear-to-ear on Tuesday's cover of the New York Post.New York Post

Here’s a sampling:

▪ “Two seasons: Winter and road construction.”

▪ “Once spent $22 billion to dig a hole in the ground.”

▪ “Dunkin’ Donuts is considered fine dinin’.”

▪ “684,379 residents — equal to the number of crime, mob and heist movies set in the city.”

▪ “Deflategate. Spygate.”

▪ ”Pasquale ‘Patsy’ Parisi from ‘The Sopranos,’ talking about Boston: ‘That place is Scranton, with clams.’ "

▪ ”Having a ‘Happy Hour’ in a bar or restaurant is illegal.”

▪ ”Dueling is still legal — so long as it’s a Sunday and the governor is present.”

▪ ”Rap from New York: Jay-Z, Nas, Wu-Tang. Boston: Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.”

▪ ”Boston sex symbol: They wear the new flannel.”

▪ ”Did you see that Brady hug with Belichick? Hahahahahaha!”

▪ ”Faneuil Hall, the world’s first and most overrated food court.”

▪ ”The city that always sleeps. Most restaurants in Boston close at 10 p.m.”

You get the picture.


But we prefer to do our talking on the diamond.

Play ball.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.