It hasn’t been a great week for Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Last week, as was pointed out in Friday’s edition of Scott’s Shots, Cafardo had to apologize for misreporting that 11 players in the current baseball free agent class are named in the George Mitchell report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
Today, Cafardo used an unfortunate phrase that the Globe quickly struck from their on-line editions in his article Not a banner day for fans.
In the original version, as seen in at least some print copies, Cafardo wrote:
At some point this morning, the on-line edition was changed from “gypped” to “short-changed.” While we’re glad the original word was taken out, they still could’ve used a better phrasing here.
What is baffling is how the word “gypped” got past the original editors to begin with. While the word doesn’t seem to carry the force that other similar terms do, in this age of political correctness, it’s unbelievable that a reporter from one of the top papers in the country would use the phrase in this manner – even if no malice was meant. (And we’re sure there wasn’t any malice here.)