Can I say that the Globe has gone a bit goofy with its Whitey-mania coverage? I admit that I boosted the instant commentary by James Carroll and Kevin Cullen two days ago when the story hit like a safe on a mouse. That was good writing.
But they are pushing it today with a slideshow of Boston places that changed or were built in the years when James B. was on the run–as if, what, maybe he would want to put on his bucket list a visit to the shark tank at the Aquarium and a stroll on the Rose Kennedy Greenway? This is not Lord of the Rings, Part 3, or Carlton Fisk coming back to the Sox organization after his time in Chicago. This is an alleged criminal shipped across the country in leg irons. The Globe is using Whitey’s return to get all nostalgic and retrospective-y? Spare us.