Chaim Bloom is the Chief Baseball Officer for the Boston Red Sox, which is an objectively badass title that comes with the responsibility of answering for all the things that could potentially upset the intense fanbase. Someone at the Boston Globe – and we'd tell you who if the subscribe pop-up didn't actively obscure the byline every time – recently spent a day with Bloom to get an idea of what goes into such a position and it's an illuminating piece. The most interesting tidbit?

It sounds like more than a few sports personalities in the area are writing or saying things for effect, then tracking down Bloom to tell him that it's all a show and they don't necessarily believe their own words.