Another lifetime ago, Brian and Evan Drellich spent summers together at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. Brian was the Binghamton Mets beat reporter for the Press & Sun-Bulletin, and Evan (an intern at the paper) was covering the team for Scout.com.
This week, Brian and Evan — who now covers the Red Sox for NBC Sports Boston and who’s been a big-league baseball beat reporter for 10 years — reminisce about those days watching Jose Coronado and Fernando Martinez. They remember their late editor, Charlie Jaworski, and how they still hear Jaws’ voice in their heads.
Evan, a graduate of Binghamton University, discusses how keeping covering a high-school football game is the hardest thing to do in sports journalism. He talks about his career path from New York to Boston to Houston and back to Boston and what it’s like to cover the Red Sox. Evan and Brian talk about why the sports media world is so fascinated with Boston sports media, which leads into a bigger discussion about the role of analysis in beat writing and how all news judgment is editorializing.
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