And I’m not going to take it anymore.
I don’t read Shaugnessey often anymore. Yesterday, I got through 2 paragraphs. Today, I got through half the column, and it made me irrationaly irate. Reaction to the ‘Pedro leaving the park’ issue has been flat-out embarrasing, IMHO.
Why does this stuff always happen with the Red Sox? Why can't it just be about the baseball? Even for one day.
Indeed, Dan. Why not? Take a look in the mirror, that’s why.
The past two days are the prime reason why Red Sox fans are looked at by others in a not so flattering light. Why must the Boston media pander to the soap opera fans? Is the game not interesting enough?
Why is it that talk radio nitwits, Shaugnessey, and very popular tabloid-type web sites are the most vocal factions of RSN? Where are the unflattering articles/headlines about Lowe and the comments he’s made regarding his contract status? If Tim Wakefield left a game before it was over, would this have been mentioned at all? I doubt it…
So yeah; I’m officially sick of it. On day 2 of the season. The only Sox news links you will see on this site this year will come from the Courant. If you really need the Boston perspective, go check out Bruce Allen’s excellent site.
And before somebody brings it up…no, I don’t want to see nothing but rah-rah articles about the Sox. Do I wish that we were back in the days where a player showed up hungover and the writers gave him a wink and a nudge? Nah…but I have never believed that personal agendas/vendettas have a place in sports columns.
Oh, and this bit from Dano himself is laughable:
It's understood that many Sox fans don't care what Martinez does as long as he pitches effectively. If you are in that camp, good for you. Just don't accuse the media of "running poor Pedro out of town." He appears to be running from Boston all by himself.
Seems to me that he’s making a preemptive excuse for a year’s worth of Pedro-slamming articles. Thanks for the heads-up, you jerk. Hartford, Carl Everett, and that ‘piece of shit’ David Ortiz say hello.
EDIT: By the way, it was OK for Clemens to leave a game early in 1996. He shows ‘respect for the game’. What a hypocrite. LINK