Stamford Advocate sportswriter Dave Ruden has a great nose for good stories. His “Overtime” blog highlights high school sports — and as often as he can, he features good news.
Last weekend he gave a shout-out to Staples — coincidentally, his alma mater. Dave wrote that he’d just received an email from a Wrecker athlete, following his blog post about the young man. It was a few simple lines — “thanks for the nice writeup” — but because that’s so rare these days, Dave thought it was worth a mention.
Within hours, he took the blog post down.
Turns out the athlete received so much grief from his teammates and friends about his polite gesture, he asked Dave to remove the story.
Like Dave Ruden, I’m usually a huge advocate of today’s teenagers.
But also like Dave, all I can do this morning is shake my head.