By David Scott
Boston Sports Media Watch

In what has to be one of the more humorous apologies in Boston Globe history, the paper today apologized for a photo in Sunday’s paper that depicted Patriots’ back-up quarterback Kevin O’Connell throwing a pass in practice.

The apology (third item in “For the Record”) reads:

Editor’s note: A photo on Page C6 in Sunday’s Sports section showed Patriots rookie quarterback Kevin O’Connell wearing a wristband with inappropriate language written on it. The photo did not meet the Globe’s journalistic standards and should not have been published.

Careful inspection of the Barry Chin-shot photo reveals a sticker on O’Connell’s left wrist (over his play-call wristband) that reads, “My dick is tiny too!”

Adding to the regrettable photo was the caption: “The Patriots are refining Kevin O’Connell’s mechanics, but they believe he has the tools to be a top-flight quarterback.”

A copy of the photo can not be found on-line, but if you have your Sunday Globe handy, it’s readily viewable in the upper left corner of Page C6.

• Shots has three upcoming TV appearances if you’re so inclined to watch:

Wednesday, October 1 – NECN morning show, 7:45 a.m. hit (approx.)
Thursday, October 2 – CN8′s 7 p.m. “Out of Bounds”
Friday, October 3 – CN8′s 11:30 p.m. “Out of Bounds”

David Scott writes from a seaside shanty on the shores of Hull, Mass. and can be reached at shotsATbostonsportsmediaDOTcom.

Scott’s first book, with Memphis Coach John Calipari, is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2009.