Nick Cafardo Twitter Account

You think the stuff that Nick sends through an editor is bad? You should check out 24 hours of Nick in Twitterverse.

On a near weekly basis, we delve into Nick Cafardo’s Mail Bag or Sunday Notes, but this week, we are going to divert a little bit. As if the sports pages of the Boston Globe were not a terrifying enough place, today we are going to enter into the unedited, uncensored thoughts of the mind of Nick Cafardo on his twitter account.

The tweets we will consider today, it should be noted, are solely from August 31 and September 1. We do not need to look further to see just how crazy, out of date, and in need of a basic English class is one, Nick Cafardo.

 

Probably not as sad as losing him for nothing after a season of 90+ losses. This is especially the case, as Twins fans can dry their tears with dreams of Buxton and Sano. Baseball fans are more sophisticated, generally, about why front offices do what they do, why are journalists not so?

 

No.

No.

Just no!

Until this year, when Gregg dropped his whip to a still terrifying 1.35, it had been in the 1.60+ range each of the previous two seasons. Where does that fit into a team dreaming of the World Series?

Plus, I would love to know if any one ever asks Nick why he seems so surprised when the Red Sox are not interested in veteran players he loves so much.

 

“Now that I have classed up Philly, let’s see what I can do to Hollywood!”
Credit BeGreen90 via Flcikr

Yeah, case in point. Ned Coletti, one of the worst GM’s in baseball (they may be good this year, but remember the trade they made with the Red Sox last year? It is and was widely panned across the industry. Getting a #classy player with a 101 OPS+ and a negative WAR (because his defense is that atrocious) does not make some one a contender for Executive of the Year.

And seriously, dear Boston Globe writer, what about Ben Cherington? His team was picked for 4th or 5th, was on the right side of the trade, and did not trade for Michael Young.

Would it have asked too much to write “called” in there?

 

Magic act? Is this team not good at baseball in Nick’s eyes? Is it all smoke and mirrors? Does it have nothing to do with being the only team in baseball with 3 separate 5 WAR players? I mean, they may have avoided Sale here, but remember how they got Iwakuma and King Felix both, both times they played Seattle?

Yup, with that many tickets sold, there are going to be a lot of empties thrown on the ground for the late night cleaning crew to pick up. Seriously, though, sell outs refer to tickets sold, not bottoms in the seats. Literally everyone knows this. But thanks for whatever point you are trying to make.

 

Well, you would understand why he didn’t say “It’s” since he was so close to the 140 character limit.

Maybe he stinks at baseball writing because he secretly pines for the meteorology role at the local CBS affiliate. The again, this was written four minutes after the last tweet.

 

Being that you are a baseball writer, covering the Red Sox, that strikes me as much less random than handing Ned the Executive of the Year trophy, waxing lyrical about precipitation, or wondering why teams don’t want bad players having passable seasons.

Just as I should not slow down to see the EMT’s at work on the side of the Interstate, I should unfollow. But it is so hard not to gawk at car wrecks.

Categories: Boston Red Sox Classy Michael Young Ned Coletti Nick Cafardo Mail Bag

Thinks Pedro deserved the MVP and that Justin Verlander did not, that Dwight Evans was better than Jim Rice, that Marty Barrett was a worthy choice as favorite Red Sox player when I was a child, that J.D. Drew was very good for the Olde Towne Team, that Fenway Sports group owning Liverpool is not a proper reason to support that loathsome soccer club, that Peter Gammons needs a key lock on his cell phone, still thinks that Nomar Garciaparra is better than Derek Jeter, and that, finally, there is no such thing as being completely bias-free. When not writing about or watching the Red Sox, I moonlight as a father, a husband, a pastor, a doctoral candidate, an infielder and #2 hitter on the church softball team, soccer fan, Disney pass holder, snark manufacturer, and pizza connoisseur. Free time free since 2001.

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  1. mbafuqua September 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM #

    Geez, aren’t you the miserable prick?!? What the hell did Nick Cafardo ever do to you to be treated in such a vile manner?

  2. acthfan September 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

    Original articles, please. Trashing other writers and calling that a column reflects poorly on your site.
    Yes, it must be a sad day for Minnesota fans who remember the pre-concussion Morneau, and think what might have been. Criticizing tweets for grammar is just silly, and writing obvious things that are meant for mass consumption is expected for a newspaper trying to appeal to a broad audience.
    Just unfollow Nick Cafardo. Do it now. Use your extra time to write something new.

  3. Gerry September 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM #

    Couple of things: i completely missed ghat WMB has 21HR at two levels. That is great news for someone who struggled this year. All the more reason to keep WMB at 3B. Also, NIck’s weather does not come from CBS, as NESN has made an unholy alliance with Fox, which cleverly inserts its identity and mission at every opportunity. Finally, Nick may have some strange ideas about certain things, but not as strange (or harmful, or mean-spirited, or jaded or wrong) as ShaughnessyMazzarotti/Felger/Minihane/etc. Why vent your anger at their disingenuous rants. They actually deserve it.

  4. Gerry September 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

    Shoulda said that Nick actually talks regularly to people like Coletti and Young. He is more like Radagast, deep in the forest, communicating with the trees. The hubris-filled haters like CHB, Mazz, Felger are outside the forest trying to burn it down. They need your attention.

  5. whitey_5600 September 3, 2013 at 1:42 PM #

    @acthfan It’s a blog, not a newspaper.  Sometimes snark written about an awful, hacky, lazy beat writer is enjoyable

  6. whitey_5600 September 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM #

    mbafuqua Cafardo is a hack.  This is just snarkiness.  It’s not a malicious teardown of an intelligent, well-respected sportswriter.  Laziness by Cafardo and others of his ilk should be called out because readers deserve better.

  7. whitey_5600 September 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM #

    I love the Cafardo stuff.  Coletti is a terrible GM, but in his defense the “trade” was not really even close to being widely panned considering the Dodgers’ unique situation.  I think most pundits thought it was a win-win, or at the least a win-bleh.

  8. whitey_5600 September 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM #

    By Cafardo stuff, I love when you write about him, not his writing.

  9. PoarchDaniel September 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM #

    mbafuqua You must be new here.

  10. bhunterwillis September 16, 2013 at 7:51 PM #

    whitey_5600 I like it better when he does the Twitter instead of the Cafardo mailbag hate. The best would be a mix of both when theres not enough Twitter idiocy tho. Should never happen.

  11. bhunterwillis September 16, 2013 at 7:52 PM #

    I second this motion.

  12. bhunterwillis September 16, 2013 at 7:52 PM #

    PoarchDaniel mbafuqua Probably is.