and a boring column in the Globe Sports section. Dan didn't have much to work with considering the game was uneventful. The column ended up reading more like a weather report interspersed with bad jokes and odd references.
There were at least seven separate references to the cold weather. Anyone who has lived through more than two New England springs would have guessed it was going to be cold, and anyone who was near Boston yesterday realized it was cold. But we have Dan to remind us.
Regarding the temporary seating on the right field roof, Dan wrote "and ticket-holders reportedly each get a personal Sherpa guide. There is, however, no truth to the rumor that the Sox may post a Fuji Film sign on the back of the new section and invite fans to ‘‘climb Mt. Fuji.’’ Sad thing is Dan probably was working on that joke for a week.
"Manny got the usual Lindbergh treatment"
I consider myself pretty literate with a good knowledge of history and I cannot make sense of this reference.
"[B]ut yesterday [Weaver] threw 47 pitches in a dreadful first as the Sox batted around. Crisp hit a two-run double in the interminable frame."
That is some clunky writing for a top columnist.