Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Christmas. Everyone enjoy the snow.

In the meantime, here are the Red Sox, wearing uniforms that make them look like Christmas trees.

Photo Credit: Tyler Kepner, New York Times

Friday, December 21, 2012

Boston.com is embarrassing

Greetings, noble readers. I apologize for my extended absence. As you may or may not know, I'm currently at Northeastern University, getting my Masters. I had a particularly busy semester this past fall, so some things had to take a back seat - this blog being one of them.

Going forward, while I will primarily be using this space primarily for baseball-related thoughts, I am going to begin posting more non-baseball musings as well. Music, culture, my travels, philosophy, and politics, amongst other things, will probably pop up from time to time. There are several reasons for this, but I think the biggest one is that when I had commentary on one of those topics in the past I was posting them on facebook, which is just sort of lame. I don't actively dislike facebook, in the way I do twitter, a self-congratulatory circlejerk which I have trouble discussing my feelings about without using profanity. (Is circlejerk a profanity? I mean, it's certainly more offensive than most profanities, isn't it?) I just think this is a more enjoyable forum.

Anyhow, the reason I logged in today was because of something I saw on Boston.com. I've used this space in the past to express my disagreement with items in The Boston Globe's Sports page, but at least the sportswriters generally talk about sports. Ever since the Globe created its subscription news website, Boston.com has become an embarrassing un-cool pop-culture "news," photos of wicked hip people at wicked hip bars, and mind-numbing slideshows about the top 27 hottest Bostonians, none of whom are actually from Boston. Oh, and pictures of "The Santa Speedo Run" which were at the top of the page for a week and totally wasn't just a way to generate hits by showing scantily clad women.

So perhaps an hour ago, I came across this subheadline.

"Kristen Stewart said she looks forward to having some time off. See what Kirsten Dunst, LL Cool J, and Prince William have planned."

Obviously intrigued, because who wouldn't be, I clicked the link, only to find that it was a recap of what people said on television. No need to do your own reporting to find out what Kirsten Dunst is doing for vacation, when you can have Entertainment Tonight do it for you!

If the Boston.com site is under the purview of new editor Brian McGrory, he has some work to do.