Category Archives: Ink-Stained Wretches

An Open Letter To The Boston Herald

Some of us in sports media criticism circles are concerned and dismayed at the recent hiring of a known, prolific plagiarist and content thief to be a contributor and editor on your platform. This person has quite the reputation in sports circles, and it’s well earned.

She has an extensive history of lifting the thoughts of other people and brazenly claiming them as her own, both on her website and on Twitter. It’s unconscionable that someone with that past will now be serving on the beat among people she’s stolen from.

She’s stolen from beat writers and bloggers:

She’s stolen tweets from team broadcasters:

She’s stolen from Red Sox fans:

Her proclivity for intellectual theft is not limited to the Red Sox or even sports. Nor could she stop even after being called out many, many times.

It’s a compulsion. Pathological:

These examples are by no means exhaustive. There were several others that have been lost to deletion, and many more that, without a doubt, went unnoticed.

In addition to all this, she’s been extremely flippant, dishonest or unapologetic in instances when her behavior was pointed out. Her favorite go-to is “great minds.” But it’s absurd to believe these are all coincidental. Insulting, actually.

From a since deleted tweet thread about the history of American Presidents and baseball that was clearly pilfered, her defense was that she changed the photos. That’s the standard?

This is not to say we disagree with the content of any of these tweets necessarily. That’s not the point. The point is that she’s dishonest, cuts corners and does these things without remorse.

She now wears your brand. That reflects on you. Can’t imagine you want that.

March Sadness Championship Match

This time, it’s personal.
Blah Blah Blah.

A scent reminiscent of…triumphalism?

We are here, the main event. Greg A. Bedard versus Chris Gasper. They know one another. You know them. But they do not know you, because, in all likelihood you are muted or blocked. Payback time. The poll will remain open for the remainder of today until 1:30 PM EDT on Tuesday, April 5th. Thank you all so much for your keen interest in the return of March Sadness.

The Path to the Championship:

Rolling over his competitors with the legendary strength of a Recruited Walk-on.
Almost lost to Bean, squeaked by Shank, but Kid Gas is not to be trifled with.

March Sadness Results – The Four You Deplore Winners & Consolation Match

Don’t expect to see much of this picture over the next 72 hours. At all.
You tried, Large Gym and Little Ben.

The March Sadness Final Matchup is set. Almost A Coach Greg A. Bedard of (for now) the Boston Sports Journal versus Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe. Due to overwhelming interest, there will now be a consolation match between the runners-up. Noontime EDT today until noontime EDT tomorrow Sunday April 3rd. Championship Monday after that. Thank you for your interest in ridiculing mediots. cheers.

March Sadness – The Hateable Eight – Results

Murray – Bedard & Gasper – Volin will duke it out as the Four You Deplore Friday, April 1st, Championship TBD on Monday April 4th. Thank you to all the voters, readers, and assorted hangers-on.

We’re making a mockery of Lou’s trip to the Big Dance!
Monsterthrottled. You’re out, Tom.
A triumph of faux erudition over decades of laziness. Yay?
Have bigger screencap graphics! We can’t!

March Sadness – The Sorry Sixteen – Results

C Region
V Region
N Region
T Region

Lou Merloni defeats Mike Felger. Not a sentence that gets written often but applies here. Across the way, Squeaky Mazz loses to his show’s receptionist. Globies win out in the V Region, with Dan perhaps coasting on reputation. Kid Gas doubtless ebullient at his coup over Keefe. Bedard in a no-doubter over Kusnierek after a bloc of illegal votes were excluded, and the 7 seed Tom E. overtops the 6 seeded Marc B. T Region could stand for Ted, who wins handily, and Ben Volin was never in danger of losing to the once-menacing Bert Breer.

These Eight will face off Monday, March 28th.

(Stick tap to @cpaul512 for assisting with the graphics package.)

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