Weee! I’m reminded of the old “Sacramental Phlegmbread” vs. “The Cyril Delevanti Scattarang” punk zine war!
The area has proved a perfect breeding ground for independent fan-based publications.
Boston Baseball has reigned supreme on the streets surrounding Fenway Park as the most-read independent Boston Red Sox program of the last two decades. Challengers as high and mighty as The Boston Globe have tried to dethrone publisher Mike Rutstein’s operation, but none have succeeded.
This season, a former employee of Rutstein’s, Sly Egidio, is challenging him for for supremacy in the independent Red Sox program market with The Yawkey Way Report.
Despite the falling out between the two, Rutstein keeps his negative comments for Egidio to a minimum, but often refers to him as Sylvester, not Sly, the name he prefers, when taking a subtle dig at his publication.
“He was always a great sales person, don’t get me wrong. Sly can sell water in the ocean, he can sell sand in the desert. He’s a good sales person,” said Rutstein.
When asked if he thinks the Yawkey Way Report will stick around, Rutstein said, “No, I don’t think so.”
Egidio is less reserved. “That guy is self-centered, egotistical, and pompous. He looks down on everybody because they don’t have an Ivy League education and don’t live in the suburbs.”
Posted: October 18, 2013 at 04:42 AM | 0 comment(s)
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