* Here’s an out-of-town take we never expected to read; it’s from a column by Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe. He’s commenting on a blockbuster trade by the Red Sox that involved two of their highest-priced players, Mookie Betts and David Price, in order, primarily, to save money. “Welcome to Tampa Bay North. Say hello to your Boston Rays,” wrote Shaughnessy, possibly a back-handed compliment to the Rays, who do more than most, with less than almost everybody.
* Whatever your take on what movie should have won this year’s Oscar, it’s worth recalling that “Citizen Kane” never won an Oscar. “How Green Was My Valley,” which is never mentioned in the context of the greatest movies of all time, won it that year (1942).