Top Stories 2008: Baseball Beat Musical Chairs

As we continue our series on the biggest Boston sports media stories of 2008, we come to a crazy few weeks this summer on the baseball beat in the local papers and websites. In that span, we saw the following movement:

Gordon Edes: Boston Globe to Yahoo! Sports

Rob Bradford: Boston Herald to

Alex Speier: NH Union Leader to

Jeff Horrigan: Boston Herald to Private Sector

Tony Massarotti: Boston Herald to

Sean McAdam: Providence Journal to Boston Herald

Adam Kilgore: Washington Post to Boston Globe

Daniel Barbarisi: Providence Journal city hall beat to Red Sox beat.

Looking through that list, it seems easier to point out that the only people who stayed put in their baseball gigs were Amalie Benjamin and Nick Cafardo of the Globe and Michael Silverman of the Herald.

All of that movement certainly gave this site plenty to report on during those few weeks.

Random Quote

There were obvious ethical questions (consumer fraud, anyone?) about holding out ALL of his starters and regulars in the final exhibition.

— Kevin Mannix, Boston Herald, 09/05/04
  • Chris

    The best of the bunch was the smartest of the bunch: Jeff Horrigan went to the private sector.


    i love ABenji,THOSE GLASSES !! Dorothy Parker had it all wrong…

  • Angry Old Bastard

    I dream of someday seeing:

    Dan Shaughnessy: Boston Globe to Barnum and Bailey Circus

    John Tomase: Boston Herald to Walmart door greeter

    Gerry Callahan: WEEI to unemployment line

    John Dennis: WEEI to old folks home

    • Jon

      I think D and C would be better served taking care of the gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo. That would be justice.

    • Chris

      John Dennis: WEEI to undertaker

  • Ian

    Didn’t a few people leave the Pro Jo Red Sox beat. I thought Steven Krasner left there.

    • Ian

      As well as Jeff Goldberg from the Courant who had his position eliminated.

      • Bruce

        I mentioned Goldberg in the buyouts piece yesterday.

  • Pogo

    You forgot to mention Steve Krasner, the reliable, old hand from the ProJo, taking a buyout. He’s already missed.

    • Bruce

      Good call here, I wasn’t aware that Krasner took the buyout, thanks!

  • DUKE

    I still miss MUSTARD & JOHNSON. Couldn’t they at least be heard talking politics on RKO???

    • Jason Coyote

      They filled in for D&C on Monday and joked that they’ll probably be back together again at this time next year.

    • Jon

      There’s a reason I’m an independent. Why would want to join institutions that would take Mustard (DNC) or Johnson (GOP)? Cripes, any political parties that encourage idiot Yankee fans to call up deserve our censure.