Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Guys calling other guys out

I often wonder if there is much in the line of friction in the brotherhood of sporting journalistic scribes. Sometimes they can say some silly things, and yet it is pretty rare that you ever see any of their 'brothers' call them out. Sometimes, however, if you look hard enough, it's right there in front of you. Take Gordon Edes and Dan Shaughnessy.

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.

''What has two thumbs up and isn't boring any more? This guy! (and this team)''

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