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PHOTO: Clay Buchholz's autograph is a work of abstract expressionism

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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So the Red Sox purport that what follows is the autograph of right-hander Clay Buchholz ...

Contrary to appearances, crack Internet research reveals that the billowy scrawl above is actually Mr. Buchholz's autograph. Much like a Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko painting, Buchholz's autograph is best appreciated, one assumes, in person, from a close vantage point with museum-quality lighting upon it and a with tray of appetizers and snifter of something imported within reach. It is then and only then that one appreciates the artifice involved in what you see above.

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