As MLB Spring Training meandered along, Shaughnessy, the Globe's senior Sox scribe, was writing that Boston had become a boring team. This I imagine stemmed largely from his frustration that he had to actually do some work to uncover good stories instead of having them fed to him off a platter.
Fast forward to the here and now. Gordon Edes, now writing for Yahoo Sports, recently penned the following;
The Red Sox were left with deadwood, judging by the dispatches from spring training lamenting the absence of fresh story lines.
I wonder who he was talking about there, eh? Not exactly fiery material, but a pretty clear jab at the kind of writing that many of the more knee-jerk, reactionary sports writers on the Boston sporting scene succumb to from time to time.