And speaking of Sean McAdam, who broke this story, he notes:
McAdam, one of the most respected (and one of the best) Red Sox writers, doesn't cite his sources. That's not, I'm sure, because he doesn't have them; I was able to independently confirm the basic facts with a couple of phone calls from my apartment in Manhattan.Seth had unprecedented access to all aspects of the Red Sox organization during the 2005 season, so he has sources of his own. ... Don't forget to read the comments. I don't think Seth is excusing the actions of any particular writer, but seeking to enlighten us about what goes on. Simply more information to mull over.