The headline: "Money player"
The subhead: "Why the critics of J.D. Drew may be off-base"
The paper: The Boston Sunday Globe
The writer: Amalie Benjamin (of course)
He does not get the same admiration as his predecessor in right field, Trot Nixon, a man who fit the Boston mold. He is not a dirty-uniform player, a hustle guy, a guy who demonstrates much emotion at all. He is not likely to hit .300 or drive in 100 runs. Yet those around the game, including his employers, are hardly concerned with that. They prefer to concentrate on what he is: one of the better all-around outfielders in the game, and one of the best at getting on base.
Do you think Tony Massarotti understood a word of it? Probably not. Heck, he may have written the first comment:
Never hits over 300, never hits over 30 HR, never has over 100 RBIS. This is not one of the best OF in the games because he takes alot of walks and gets on base. Just an average player and thats all.