Who's Fatter, Josh Beckett Or Jessica Simpson?

If you were looking for a low point in the Boston Globe's ongoing coverage of the Boston Globe's version of the Boston Red Sox collapse, look no further! (We hope!) The paper now has a slideshow entitled "Did the Red Sox pack on the pounds?"

No, this is not an Us Weekly or In Touch link; this is Boston's paper of record showing side-by-side photos of Josh Beckett and Jason Varitek in different lighting. They didn't even bother to Photoshop anything. In John Lackey's "fat" photo, he actually appears to be in his pitching motion, which, hmm, yes, might have an effect on the appearance of one's face.

Don't listen to them, guys. Just like Jessica, you're beautiful the way you are.

Did the Red Sox pack on the pounds? [Boston Globe]