Which big man on the Red Sox is seeking a divorce from his wife and mother of his three children?
Issuing a statement to the public through MLB.com may not be a way to contain a problem. It's like finding the microscope that will give inquiring eyes a vision to behold.
Last season another Red Sox pitcher had a vitriolic reaction to the public information about his marital troubles.
The year before another player went through an extremely messy divorce, which some contended led to his slump and loss of focus during the season.
Nothing of the sort appears to be occurring this time. The player in question seems to be enjoying a hot streak.
The latest player seems to be making a pre-emptive strike, and the latest co-respondent may have more pull with the media, owing to his near legendary role on the team.
Sports players have always thought of themselves as a breed apart from your usual celebrities, though they are quick to do commercials and movies when the chance offers itself.
Why are ballplayers different than Lindsay Lohan? Justin Bieber? Or Chris Brown?
When you are in the public eye and make millions of dollars off the public's adoration, you may think you are a private individual with a curtain closing off your off-field antics from your on-field game.
Movie stars and singers have long ago learned that when you play the field, you are likely to be called in error by the official scorer.
Another Red Sox star is asking for dispensation for his sins, but that's between his confessor and his spouse. Last time we looked: the media loves a good confession and more often resembles a louse than a spouse.