Just thought I’d share this, since some of you younger people may not have ever seen the like.
THIS is what the front of Sports section should look like, in the middle of baseball season.
This is from today’s Boston Globe. I subscribed to the Globe when we were in Boston, mainly so I could read about the Red Sox. And on that score, the Globe definitely delivers. They don’t bore me with stuff about the Celtics or the Bruins or that football team way down in Foxborough — not in the middle of July.
This is a sports department that actually understands that in America, this is the time of year when you write about baseball. Period.
Oh, you can throw in some tidbits about other sports for those who are interested. For instance, you’ll see mentions of golf and car racing down at the bottom of this page (see screenshot below). That’s fine, as long as you don’t mention football — which, as you see, they did not (not even in the refers at the bottom, bless them). Football has its own season, and it’s too long already.
The sports editors at this paper know what they’re doing. I half expected to find a column from Ring Lardner. (See how I included an explanatory link for you youngsters out there?) But hey, Shaughnessy’s not too bad, from what I’ve seen.
Of course, I’d like it better if they had some GOOD news to report about the Sox. But hey, you report what you’ve got…