Monday, July 10, 2006

What a lazy dingbat

Many baseball writers have done their first-half recaps of the season -- usually a mildly interesting exercise (Isn't Albert Pujols something? Don't the Angels/Braves stink?) that's not overly difficult. However, John Shea of the SF Chronicle wasn't up to the task. Stunningly, he decided to list as one of the three "feel-good" stories so far this year is that Nomar Garciaparra has "revived" his career with the Dodgers. Then, just to rub salt in the wounds of Giants fans, he mentions the success of former Giant Nelson Liriano as another "feel-good" story. Well, I don't care that much one way or the other about the Twins but the Dodgers are a different matter. If he couldn't find anything "feel good" about the Giants, it means he didn't try; if he's desperate for a non-Giants "feel good," how about Jim Thome or Frank Thomas? Predictably, his only mention of Barry Bonds is in the "off the field" category about the legal situation with still another plug for "Game of Shadows." There's no mention of HR No. 715; it's as if it never happened, which would be almost comical in a recap of the first half of the year were it not so incompetent. OK, so the Chron's put itself in a position where it can't really acknowledge Bonds' achievements any more. But it seems to me to be over-compensating and frankly insulting when it decides that something good for the Dodgers is a cause for "feeling good" for its readers -- most of whom are Giants fans.

MEMO TO JOHN SHEA -- YOU WRITE FOR AN AUDIENCE OF GIANTS FANS, WHICH MEANS THAT THE DODGERS ARE REGARDED AS LOWER THAN POND SCUM. ARE YOU SO LAZY AND INCOMPETENT THAT YOU CAN'T FIND A SINGLE "FEEL-GOOD" STORY ON THE GIANTS? I DON'T GET PAID TO DO THIS AND IT TOOK ME ABOUT TWO SECONDS TO THINK OF TWO: OMAR VIZQUEL PLAYING LIKE A HALL OF FAMER AND ELEIZER ALFONZO FINALLY GETTING A SHOT AT THE BIGS AND MASHING FIVE HOMERS FOR THE LOCAL TEAM --- REPEAT, FOR THE LOCAL TEAM. THE TEAM THAT YOUR READERS CARE ABOUT. GET A CLUE, YOU LAZY WEASEL.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Steve said...

It's unbelievable that one of the great milestones too be surpassed is no where to be found. I just heard that they are going to be auctioning off the 715 ball on eBay, which will be interesting to see how many people care about it.

10:32 PM  

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