Joe O'Shea

Lifelong Storyteller

Fed Golfers Take Swings, Trade Laughs, at Fall Tournament

While Mark Twain once argued that “golf is a good walk, spoiled,” the famous author never attended a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston golf tournament, where fun is the first order of the day. The bank’s most recent tournament, which took place on a picture-perfect, mid-September day at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham was more like a "good walk, spoiled” -- only by laughs, good-natured ribbing, whiffs, slices, hooks and, in the end, some pretty good golf.

‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ Lets Live Fastball Do Talking

If Raymond Chandler was a PawSox beat writer, relief pitcher Cory Bailey might have been pegged as the "Baby-Faced Assassin.” Unlike some of his fellow relievers, Bailey doesn’t look the part of the menacing closer. Boston’s Jeff Russell sports an intimidating goatee – and even Ken Ryan has toyed with facial hair this summer – but Bailey’s All-American, clean-cut appearance does little to strike fear into the hearts of opposing batters.

Mondor’s Midas Touch Transforms PawSox into Major Minor League Success Story

After amassing a fortune as a bankruptcy turnaround expert, Ben Mondor was lured out of an early retirement by a former Boston Brave to rescue the then-Rhode Island Red Sox. After some tactical business maneuvering, the Pawtucket Red Sox were born, and Mondor and lieutenant Mike Tamburro went on to build one of minor-league baseball's greatest franchises.

Palm's Pilots Help Drive Palm Economy

Although most Palm Pilots have been relegated to the Handheld Hall of Fame in recent years, there are several, different, Palm pilots who are still helping to drive the Palm Economy in Santa Clara. These new pilots – people like David Creemer, Hugh Thompson, Carl Yankowski and Lloyd Evans – all have their hands full pushing Palms out the door, but they still manage to find a few hours a month to engage in their other passion -- flying.

Innovative Bank-Treasury Partnership has Changed how America Does Business

Launched last fall, the Internet Payment Platform (IPP) promises to be a groundbreaking Web-based tool that makes it much easier for federal agencies and their vendors to conduct business. While streamlining the order-to-payment cycle is an innovative effort for the U.S. Treasury, which owns the platform, what wasn’t so groundbreaking was the longstanding partnership that produced this evolving electronic marketplace.
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