Continuing something I’ve been doing more of lately, here is a reader email I received today from a longtime reader that I think is worth sharing with the BSMW audience.
From Jim S. (In Walpole)
To Boston Sports Media
Date Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 1:35 PM
I haven’t emailed you in awhile but your recent comments regarding Felger sparked this email.
I guess first of all I do think Felger believes most of what he says-like most of these newspaper/media guys nowadays I think they feel a need to be a bit over the top to make themselves relevant and he is right at the top of that list but I do genuinely think he gives his ideas some thought before he starts spouting. Bob Ryan is probably at the very bottom of that list and I would strongly welcome any station giving him a show on the radio.
What surprises me is that you neglect the total mushball Mazz has become. He made his name on EEI by constantly going after Ordway and challenging his conclusions but now with Felger all you hear is “Yeah I guess you’re right” or “I hadn’t thought of it that way” or “You make a good point”. Keeping in mind those comments are directed at Felger and you wonder what he has been drinking. I honestly don’t remember the last argument those two had over anything related to sports and I think that is what will kill their show if they don’t at least once in awhile go at it with each other. And God help me if I hear one more time why he doesn’t hate the fans but he hates the “fandom” in Boston. Talk about someone who doesn’t talk about what he believes-its him by a long nose. What all these guys fall into their traps is that they really believe that the callers totally represent the average fan in Boston.
(And do we need Mazz to remind us every week that the Texeira signing will bite the Red Sox in the ass until the day he retires?)
What they don’t know is that there are a lot of fans who think that Belicheck can be overly arrogant at times, that Ortiz did steroids and got away with it, that Papelbon is an idiot who may be self-destructing in front of us and that Terry Francona and Doc Rivers may be two of the best coaches this town has ever seen. But because they think these thoughts they can’t conceive that there are any other people with the same idea. Most Boston fans are not Yahoos but when all you do is sit in a press box, take moronic callers and bitch about EEI I guess your view of the world becomes skewed.
Anyway still enjoying your site-still the best way to get caught up on all the local news with the home town teams.
The thoughts on Massarotti are right on, and I do think he has reduced himself to the “You’re absolutely right, Mike.” role.