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Mariners cutting out Tacoma News Tribune

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BRoth, May 12, 2010.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    Guess Larry LaRue won't be inviting any Mariners to his birthday party: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5183040

    (didn't see this elsewhere, so I don't think it's a d_b)
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Larry LaRue has been the beat writer there forever. And Mike Sweeney thinks he just made it up out of thin air because nobody stood up to fight him during a meeting.

    Okay...
     
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    If "Ball Four" is to be believed -- and doesn't everything come back to "Ball Four"? -- Mike Sweeney's vociferous defense means he would be one of the players who spilled.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Blogs win!
     
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Whoa, wait just one second.

    Mike Sweeney is still playing baseball? Huh. Wouldn't have guessed.
     
  6. That's what baseball players (and athletes in general) do — circle the wagons, no matter the validity of the story. They'll get over it.
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Blogs will kill baseball players
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sucks for Tacoma, but this story is funny. What person caught napping ever admits to sleeping?
     
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Mike Sweeney: The reincarnation of Elston Howard.
     
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So if Mike Sweeney wants to know who told LaRue and the chickenshits won't admit it, maybe it's time for LaRue to say fuck it and out his source(s). It can't hurt at this point.
     
  11. CR19

    CR19 Member

    If LaRue went that route, he would never get a scoop from any player. If you can't trust the guy, why bother going out of your way to help him?
     
  12. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Completely agree. Should have done it in the first place. This anonymous source crap bothers me to no end, and now the reporter is the one with egg on his face.
     
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