No Beane? Boston writers should be happy

With Billy Beane not joining the front office in Boston, Beantown writers should be happy.

Originally Published: November 11, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

That noise you heard coming from the Pacific Northwest last night?

That was me, breathing a sigh of relief.

Relief, that the Red Sox could not convince Billy Beane to sign on the dotted line.

You see, it looked for all the world like the Red Sox were going to place me in something of a quandary.

It's a baseball columnist's job to write as if he's smarter than the people he's writing about. That's not to say the columnist has to believe that he's smarter than everybody ...

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