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Hello October! Beantown Bound

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It is October and they are still playing Baseball in Boston and Chicago and L.A. and Philadelphia. Just not in New York, where even a combined payroll of $335 million doesn’t buy a playoff birth. The only team(s) more incompetent is in Washington DC, playing football with the future of the U.S. The ignominy that is NY Baseball (with its all sorts of lame excuses — injuries) makes it hard to get on the plane taking me to Boston.

I still can’t believe I am going to Red Sox Nation, where I am leading a panel discussion hosted by Charles River Ventures. The topic I am going to ponder will look at nuances in innovation on the East Coast and the West Coast. On the panel are Andy Miller, CEO, Quattro Wireless; Rich Miner, VP of Mobile Technology, Google (Android); Andy Payne, Co-founder, Lab256; Jeff Bennett, founder, president and COO, NameMedia; and Jim Scheinman, co-founder, Bebo & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Charles River Ventures.

A quick return to San Francisco and then I am off to Boulder for Aloha Social Media Summit (Oct. 6th and 7th.). Check out the schedule for the event. See you there!

19 Responses to “Hello October! Beantown Bound”

  1. Dave Reddy

    Om – On behalf of displaced Red Sox fans everywhere, please enjoy your visit to the capital of Red Sox Nation. I’m sorry the Yanks didn’t get in. Seriously. Yanks-Sox is better than any other possible postseason series.

  2. Scott Lewis

    Red Sox Nation is everywhere. You don’t have to “come to Red Sox Nation”. It’s been surreal these last few years having Mets fans publically proclaim themselves part of Red Sox Nation because, after all, beyond Red Sox fans, who hates the Yankees more than Mets fans?

    All good fun until someone takes it too seriously and embarrasses themselves or their team and its fans. I assure you some of us up here in Boston are as open, friendly and kind to New York fans as some New York fans are to Boston fans. Enjoy the trip!

  3. I just wanted to say hello from Chicago, where 1/4th of the Major League Basebal playoff teams hail from. :) Good luck in Boston and try to remember – not everyone is a classless Red Sox fan in Boston. Like the front desk staff at the hotel, or at the airport. Other than that, you’re on your own.