Nearly 1,700 words on Keith Foulke today. Let's break it down:
*111 on his appearance at a Bruins game last year;
*180 on his feelings toward blue collar work;
*115 on who deserves the ball from the last out of the 2004 World Series;
*107 on Foulke's magical 2004 season.
*64 on other AL closers (a graf that shows up in jarring fashion).
The rest of the piece is comprised of quotes from Foulke's media interview yesterday (the same that NESN and everyone else in town is airing), plus a few comments from Terry Francona.
Maybe it's the Ft. Myers sun. Steven Kranser turned in an almost identical piece for the Providence Journal today.
For sure, Sox fans want to know the health of their $7 million man. But they don't need to relive ancient history to get it. For a better take on the Sox's designated out man, check out Jeff Horrigan's piece today. It has all the same "new" info and then some, all in a tidy 687 words.