I suppose we should have sympathy for sports writers, forced to come up with copy against a tough deadline. But surely Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe can do better when he says that the umpire, incredulously, called Pedroia out after the Cardinal shortstop clearly dropped the ball. America was incredulous; the call was incredible.
I wonder if people misuse the word because it sounds like a tonier version of “incredible” — like restive and restless. In any case, it shouldn’t be that hard to get it right, if that’s what you’re paid for. Harrumph.
Other than that, a Red Sox fan had little to complain about in the wake of Game 1.