Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bill Plaschke is the worst sportswriter on the planet

One of the worst things about living in Los Angeles and being a Giants fan is the constant drivel emanating from the LA Times sports page. The paper is losing subscribers to the extent that the parent company recently fired the publisher because he refused to make job cuts.

All the more puzzling, then is the notion that the Times employs a loser hack like Bill Plaschke, whose big insights in this awful column are --

1. It was a terrible World Series and
2. The Tigers lost because Kenny Rogers is a coward for not pitching Game 5

It was actually a pretty good World Series but apparently it's only going to satisfy this brainiac if the Dodgers are in it. Additionally, Justin Verlander pitched pretty well in Game 5. And you have to win ALL THREE GAMES. Why screw up your rotation to satisfy this idiot sportswriter in Los Angeles -- who seems to be the only person on the planet who is making this "point"?

Rogers actually addressed this after the game -- "I don't even remotely entertain that thought," he said. "We had to win three games, and we have a great pitching staff and they've done it all season."

Here's Plaschke's dumbass analysis of that statement -- Yeah, right, whatever. How insightful! Who's the coward, Bill? It seems to me that you are actually the one who's unable to follow through on your promise.

It seems to me that the Tigers lost because they're a young team that hit a cold streak during the past week after being on fire during the previous two weeks -- especially on OFFENSE. The Tigers pitching was good enough to win all the games in St. Louis but when Sean Casey and Brandon Inge are the only guys hitting (and Neifi Perez is one of your possible pinch hitters), you can't win.

It's no wonder Dodger fans are the dumbest in sports. How is it that this guy keeps his job? Does he have incriminating photos of the sports editors, first Bill Dwyre and now Randy Harvey?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't even read the column, but I know it was awful. Bill Plaschke is the absolute WORST.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Plaschke is the print equivalent of the awful Mike Shannon on Cardinals radio: the Homer's homer. I can't stand his "columns" because he doesn't even pretend to be objective or insightful.

10:39 PM  

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