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It's called working a corner and keeping America's streets safe for children.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jason_whitlock, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Jason, I think you're absolutely write about Albom in this instance.

    But I wish you would grant that at least some of us, perhaps many of us, who are after Bonds on steroids are also after any steroid cheats (McGwire, Sosa, major suspicions about Clemens, etc.). For instance, McGwire ain't gettin' in the Hall this year. The outcry about Bonds - while racially-tinged in some quarters, unfortunately - really has more to do with his chasing Aaron's record, and his overall dickishness.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    After reading the Albom column in question, one thing struck me: that he wrote it in advance for whatever reason. He did the leg work on this prior to game two, could even have been before game one, filed and said that's it.
    True, his head was in the sand on this.
    But perhaps his busy schedule was as such that he had to breeze through this in order to get to a book signing or some similar everyone loves Mitch function. And he wasn't going to write a new column on a breaking story for NO-body.
    It is possible/probable that he wasn't ignoring what happened with his column on AL/NL rules as much as he had that day's work done?
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    working my corner...I played football...blahblahblah...whitlock's posts are now as repetitious and tediously banal as his columns.
  4. And your empirical evidence that black sportswriters are not doing the latter -- or, more important, not trying to do the latter -- is what?
    Agree with you about 80 percent on the original topic, though.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    slappy, how unfair. Mr. Albom has NEVER cut a corner in his reportage. ;)
  6. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    I thought Albom was best known for his freakish little ears
  7. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Given Rogers' attack on the cameraman and the shitstorm that created, there are plentyof reasons not to like him, too. So why does he get let off the hook?

    Great column.
  8. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    I always thought looking the other way on Mike Scott in '86 was a travesty. Luckily, the Astros didn't win it all ... but he did win a Cy Young, I think.

    I think the Rogers situation is the same thing. He should have been held accountable and punished.
  9. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Fair enough. I stand corrected. Good follow - up to Jg.
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