This story on MSNBC sets a new low (no pun intended) for shoddy journalism. The headline, "Dodgers’ Lowe surprised by jersey flap" and the photo caption "Lowe, who pitches for the Dodgers, angered some by wearing a Boston jersey", is followed by a story in which not a single person objecting to Lowe’s choice of shirt is quoted or named. Instead, the article refers to the "controversy" as a "subject of debate on sports talk radio and television". When players complain that the media is making something big out of nothing, it’s usually laughable egomania or apparent delusion. On the other hand, it is non-stories like this, thrown up on the front page of major news sites, that make the players’ paranoia justified. The best the writer of this story can do for on-the-record quotes are Jim Tracy (Lowe’s new manager) and Odalis Perez and Scott Erickson, fellow pitchers, all of whom support Lowe’s sartorial choice. Says Perez, "If that happened to me, I would (wear the jersey), too".
Shame on MSNBC and the AP for running with this crap.