The Boston New York Globe and Herald

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

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.

10 comments… add one
  • The “dig” at Ortiz really wasn’t much of anything. I thought the dig at Nomar was far, far worse.

    Not that I’m a fan of Shaughnessy, but Jeter was the story of the game. And if he were a Red Sox, you’d love him to death.
    But hey, it’s Shaughnessy. Why do you care? This is the guy who made a living off of “the curse” and has never really gotten over the breaking of his cash cow.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 4, 2006, 11:05 am
  • Well, it’s to be expected from Shaughnessy, for sure. But that means the Globe is paying two people, and the Herald one from what i can tell, to cover a team completely outside their readership area. It’s an odd decision, especially considering few Sox fans are really going to have much stomach for reading any of it this morning.

    Paul SF October 4, 2006, 11:10 am
  • What also is amazing about the Shaughnessy column is that he uses last night’s performance as proof that Jeter should win the MVP, while acknowledging that the MVP is a regular-season-only award. “What I’m talking about has no bearing on this event, but I’m going to talk about it as if it does anyway.”
    Yuck. I need to stop reading him.

    Paul SF October 4, 2006, 11:19 am
    And that’s been your “SF’s no-brainer advice for the day”.

    SF October 4, 2006, 11:58 am
  • As a Yankee fan I am so puzzled as to why the more violent members of RSN have not Tarred & Feathered this guy in the middle of Boston Common. If Shaughnessy was a NY writer covering the Yanks and writing the type of slam stories he does about the Sox I’m guessing there’s a good possibility he get’s lynched in the Bronx.

    bloodyank78 October 4, 2006, 12:27 pm
  • the beautiful thing about dan shaughnessy is that pretty much everyone–black and white, rich and poor, young and old, yanksfan and soxfan–can agree that he’s a total douchebag.
    otherwise i basically second what SF said.

    beth October 4, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • As a Yankee fan I can see what the boston media is doing: they are employing a passive aggressive tactic known as “the Jinx!”

    walein October 4, 2006, 1:52 pm
  • Hey, the Sox have the NYT. A little retribution’s only fair.

    YF October 4, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • That’s the most agreeable thing you’ve said all day, YF.

    Sam October 4, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Listen, if the Globe and Herald writers didn’t write about Yankee baseball, they would have nothing else to right about at all!!!

    Eric October 4, 2006, 3:17 pm

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