A Tale of Two Tales

As they see it in this town, Teixeira not only dissed the Sox by signing with the Yankees as a free agent over the winter, but played them as suckers along the way. So they booed [Teixeira] Friday night the way they booed A-Rod when he showed up here as a Yankee for the first time five years ago.

- MIke Vaccaro, NY Daily News

Fans gave a cursory booing to Teixeira, who signed with the Yankees after a protracted and public negotiation with Boston, but it was nothing like the greeting for Damon or Alex Rodriguez, who is down with an injury.  And it had none of the jilted hometown anger Teixeira found in Baltimore this month.

- Tyler Kepner, NY Times

One guy is a columnist, the other is a beat writer.  One crafted a fictional dramatic, artistically licensed (to be generous) narrative of the rivalry, the other reported, vividly, about a game. It is not hard to guess which person started his story about four hours before he even showed up at the ballpark. 

4 comments… add one

  • One writes for a rag.
    The other writes for the best newspaper in the country.

    Rob April 25, 2009, 7:28 am
  • Kepner is possibly my favorite beat writer for either team.

    SF April 25, 2009, 8:38 am
  • Agreed on Kepner. Hopefully they have the wisdom to make him a columnist.

    Rob April 25, 2009, 10:27 am
  • In fairness, having been at the game Friday, Teixeira got booed pretty enthusiastically. Wouldn’t say it’s on a par with A-Rod or how he was booed in Baltimore, though.

    Beth April 26, 2009, 11:53 am

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