Today's gem is brought to us by none other than the Globe's Dan Shaughnessy. I almost overlooked it, as it was in a bits and pieces column, and not linked on the Red Sox page. However, I'm certainly glad I found it:
"Did Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman sign with the Cincinnati Reds because he thinks they’re communists?"
Gold. It's quips like that one that allowed Shaughnessy to become one of Boston's best sportswriters, and though all we tend to hear about is how snarky and cynical he is, it's obvious that he loves sports. It's tough to make it in Boston, whether as an athlete or someone who covers them, but quotes like that one make me glad that Shaughnessy is around.