The hardreading staff has on more than one occasion referred to the Boston Herald as a “lively index to the Boston Globe.”
But every now and again it’s the Globe that becomes a lowly caboose to the Herald.
Let’s begin with this piece in Thursday’s Herald.
TEEING OFF ON BOYS’ CLUB
Girl golfer wins tourney, MIAA withholds her trophy
The record books won’t note Emily Nash’s amazing three-over-par high school tournament victory — because she’s a girl.
That has golfers from all over the country calling to praise the 16-year-old Lunenburg High junior who beat all the boys.
“It still kind of stinks,” Nash told the Herald last night. She had to give up the trophy to the second-place finisher.
“I’m disappointed I didn’t get the trophy. But that’s OK. Even if I didn’t get the trophy, everyone knew my score,” she said. “In golf, it’s all about the rules.”
In the news business, though, the rules are slightly looser. So on Friday, the Globe unblushingly ran this piece.
Girl golfer beats boys, denied trophy
MIAA rule book allows her to play, but not to win
She was allowed to golf with the boys, but the rules didn’t allow her to beat them.
So when Emily Nash, a Lunenburg High School junior, shot the best score at the Central region Division 3 high school golf tournament at Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge on Tuesday, officials had to hand the trophy to the best-scoring boy, who had finished four strokes back.
Drive the Herald nuts graf:
“The statewide rule that denied her a victory will be reviewed and possibly changed, high school sports officials said. On its face, it certainly seems like an injustice to deny a trophy to the golfer with the best score, and Nash’s story has quickly gained national attention, amplified by social media and highlighted on the Web page of the PGA.”
Not to mention local attention, which the Globe conveniently did not mention.
Low class, Globeniks. Very low class.
(Tip o’ the pixel to @lordpaluzzi via @dankennedy_nu)