The Tiger column was a decent read. The Red Sox column was a bit more entertaining:
It was all about the baseball, and it made me miss the bad old days of players arriving late, out of shape, and disgruntled. It made me long for the days when the Rocket would go AWOL and Pedro would snub the franchise to stay in the Dominican for dad’s birthday.That's Theo's way of saying "No more easy columns for you, Dan."
I've also noticed trace amounts of self-deprecation in recent articles:
Some of us (the same nitwits who worry about offense) question the reliability of modern defensive statistics.Come on baby, light my fire!
But can you jazz things up down here, just a little?
“We’ll try,’’ he said. “I could light my hair on fire . . . or yours.’’