There are a number of possible responses to this, some of them lengthy and vitriolic, but instead I thought I'd present this recent comment (as excerpted by journalism blogger Romenesko), from Dan Shaughnessy on the state of sports journalism, just as it is:
"There are too many people with media passes. Players don't need us." Interview access is parsed out like a high school hall pass, he writes. "It's just the way things have evolved, and ultimately it erodes the connection between sports fans and their heroes."
I'm sure I don't have to elaborate for any Boston fans on the multiple, richly ironic ways that statement--especially coming from the CHB--is both laughable and execrable.