Please open your major metropolitan daily to page B3 (although your edition could differ from mine.) Thank you.
I save the sports section for last to linger over the box scores and Dom Amore’s fine baseball coverage. Today there was no Dom Amore, but two Red Sox articles by Adam Kilgore of the Boston Globe. OK, no problem.
But wait, there was a problem. It was the same article under two different headlines. “Rookie Spoils Debut” and “Experience Reminds Smoltz Not To Worry” were one and the same.
I know I live in a glass house when it comes to media criticism. I know we’re all working shorthanded. I know most of the paper’s sports resources are in Cromwell. But really, how does this happen?
It’s worth repeating that I’m rooting for the Courant’s survival, even though they now “sleep with the enemy,” Channel 61. A healthy Courant is good for all of us. I’m even looking forward to next week when the paper puts its banner back where it belongs: at the top, horizontal. Hey, I’m a paying customer!
But you’ve gotta make your free throws. And today, they threw up bricks for the Red Sox coverage.