Bruce is out of town for a few days. This is the first of a two-part article looking at the current sports coverage by the Boston Globe. Today, we look at the columnists, baseball, hockey and media coverage. If you’re looking for links to the Red Sox and Patriots stories, you can get some of them here:

Red Sox Daily Links

Patriots Daily Links

The State of the Boston Globe, August 2005. Part I

Bob Ryan
Dan Shaughnessy
Jackie MacMullan

These three are all capable of cranking out compelling columns. Bob Ryan is still a must-read almost every time out, and can produce an interesting column on even the most minor or mundane sport. That seems to be part of the problem from where I sit. He