If you will, bear with me for a brief moment of full disclosure: As the Red Sox have nosedived toward the bottom of the American League, it's been more challenging for us -- "us" meaning mostly the tireless Daigo Fujiwara with some input from me -- to come up with 3-4 topics to discuss on the podcast each week.
I love doing the thing, I truly do, but there are only so many different ways you can talk about whether Pedro Ciriaco is going to be a contributor next year before you start daydreaming about October 2004 again.
Which is my roundabout way of thanking this week's guest, Nick Cafardo, for going on an unexpected rant toward the end of this week's podcast regarding the weak-armed Red Sox outfielders and how much they could benefit from instruction by Dwight Evans.
I'm not sure he could help, as much as I respect Evans, but it was a fun topic to discuss in a season in which the good times haven't seemed so good.
(Yes, it's so bad I'm paraphrasing Neil Diamond. My apologies, and thanks for listening.)
About Touching All The Bases
Irreverence and insight from Chad Finn, a Globe/Boston.com sports writer and media columnist. A winner of several national and regional writing awards, he is the founder and sole contributor to the TATB blog, which launched in December 2004. Yes, he realizes how lucky he is.