I know Sox fans are known for being pessimistic to the point of masochism, but do The Boston Globe and Boston Herald really think I want to read
- A Shaughnessy column that sings Jeter’s praises and opens with a dig at David Ortiz?
- A game story by Nick Cafardo of the Yankee win over hapless Detroit?
- Or three stories by Jeff Horrigan discussing how the five-game sweep propelled the Yanks to the title, how the Yankees are nearly unstoppable at home, and how Mike Mussina doesn’t mind not starting Game 1?
Boston’s a baseball town, and people want to read baseball stories, sure. But speaking for myself, as someone who changed the channel in disgust every time New York scored a run or killed a Detroit rally, I have no interest in reading Sox beat writers doing their best New York Post "Jetaluva" impersonations.
The Associated Press exists for a reason guys. Give your writers — and the fans — a break and use it.