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Houston PR vs. the media

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MeanGreenATO, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Not sure what I am more flummoxed by:

    A. That the Astros made an excuse that they’re probably tipsy executive was only barging in on an interview and babbling, or

    B. That a successful person who is probably good at professional job thought it was a great idea to go after someone who is anti-domestic violence views he did not appreciate in front of a cluster of other people including several women. At least pull someone aside and be gratuitously unpleasant one on one.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  3. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I’m not in media, but this story is freaking disgusting. You make the World Series and the first thought of the “spousal abusers are an undervalued asset” executive is to rip into the reporter who dares point out the player’s behavior. Of course, followed by a lie and a non-apology apology.
  4. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    This is so repulsive. Honestly if the Astros aren’t going to apologize for this behavior MLB should step in and make them forfeit World Series games until they do
  5. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

  6. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I'm not normally one to join the "fire him" mob on these things, but holy fuck, how incompetent is the Houston PR staff? Jesus Christ. They should be fired for being horrible at their jobs, let alone the rest of it. Now I have to root for the Nationals? THEY STOLE THE EXPOS. Fuck me.
    sgreenwell and BurnsWhenIPee like this.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I do find it hilarious when team PR folks think they can bigfoot and intimidate national press like they do local press and get away with it. Rule one in PR - don't become part of the story.
    exmediahack likes this.
  8. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    It's been a while since I've dealt with them, but I've seen a lot of statements from baseball folks that the Astros have long been the least helpful team in the league from a PR standpoint. Which is too bad, because they're a great story in a lot of ways.
  9. Tweener

    Tweener Well-Known Member

    At this point, the Astros PR head needs to go, too.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'm sure Osuna is LOVING this stuff being brought up again.
    HanSenSE likes this.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Sure seems like they have a bad culture in that office. I hate when people overreact to one incident that could have had a bunch of variables and back stories involved, like the Verlander thing. Even this on its own might be explained as one asshole spouting off when he'd have been better off keeping his mouth shut. But this is starting to look like a pattern of animosity.
    So what's the deal with the Astros' organization-wide beef with the media?
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    They're awful. We tried to set up a Q&A with Verlander in spring training over the phone since he plays golf and is a member at one of our clubs, like a quick 10-12 minute interview, and they flat out refused. Told us we needed to come down to Florida if we wanted to do the interview. I found that to be a bit ridiculous.
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