Felger is the Voice of Boston: A Long Overdue Mea Culpa

Some guy just called the Sports Hub and said, “For everybody listening out there, Felger has become the voice of Boston.” He was damn right.

Back in August 2009, I wrote that “The War,” as the clowns on WEEI called it, would not be much of a fight.

As I pick back through this old piece, which is creeping up on its second birthday, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong about anything. I tried to think about it. The only two things I’ve come up with that are close are that in 2007 I was against trading Al Jefferson and somewhere early in Jon Lester’s development, I was in favor of trading him for a Twin (I believe it was Johan Santana).

Neither of those things were published anywhere (although a funny email about the Jefferson thing won me some front row seats to a Revolution game) so this is far and away my worst failure.

If there was ever a sign that a ship was sinking, was it not last week when Jason Wolfe decided to pull Dale Holley for the afternoon and try to take on Felger heads up?

This guy clearly has become the voice of Boston. He’s entertaining, he makes lucid points, and he’s hilariously self-deprecating. If there was anything he needed to do to further ingratiate himself with the 18-24 demographic in this town, he’s done it several times; letting it be known that he’s a fan of the tastemaker.

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Mark Buehrle Wants Mike Vick to Get Hurt, and MLB Didn’t Want You to Know

Via PFT via Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk  “He had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game and I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything you’ve done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys.”

I’m having trouble figuring out where I come down on Buehrle, whose words are posted above. I know where I come down on MLB. That was dumb. You need to think of that before it goes live. How can these people seriously not understand how the internet works? It has been around and popular for like 15 years right?

But Buehrle falls in a gray area, doesn’t he? I mean, I think most would agree if you say something like this about someone else in your sport, you’ve crossed the line. You could be in a position to hurt the guy, or to encourage your teammate to go hurt him, or whatever.

Does he have some leeway here, or is he a tremendous asshole? I don’t like to wish for someone to get injured as a fan, but for some reason I want to give him a pass. Maybe it’s because my dogs have been behaving themselves this morning, and are yet to piss me off…