Let's be clear. It doesn't actually matter for all the obvious reasons. SJH and others can declare it a total non-story all they want, but the fact remains that it's obvious that the Boston media will run with something like this 100% of the time. Whether we like the media doing that or not, dealing with the media is part of the overall mix and waiting a few days to be seen out in public at night would have made Clay's life a bit easier.
This is absolutely reeeeeediculous. As Ras metioned players have lives. How many FAs are going to make the decision not to come to Boston because of the asshole media? I don't blame Beckett or Papi in the least for being pissed off. You don't "reform" them by hiding in your house and avoiding any public life. That's insane. If I were Buchholz the next interview I'd give would be the last one. Likewise for the rest of the players. The media would learn pretty quickly the cost of being jerks.
Edited by TheoShmeo, 29 June 2012 - 08:01 AM.