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Thursday, September 10, 2009
My Morning in ExileMore Whicker: He blames the Internet! Hey, if you've got nothin' else may as well do that. I am a bit miffed though. The Poynter article says that "Slate's Jack Shafer called Whicker's piece 'the worst sports column ever written.'" I called it that first! I demand to be recognized as the first person to launch into hyperbole! The universe demands it!
Now back on planet Earth:
Also, the Poynter article notes that the Jaycee thing wasn't the first time Whicker has done this. In 1991, he wrote a similar piece regarding former hostage Terry Anderson that began "Cleaning out the notebook while hoping Terry Anderson didn't have overdue library books . . ." As I said yesterday, stay classy Whicker . . .
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 11:48am
Craig, Craig, Craig…really, you should know better. For shame. This is, what, the second time in a week that you dared say something…um…shall we say, less than reverential about a Yankee, and you’re wondering why the vehement response?
Actually, sometimes I wonder if you don’t actually enjoy starting some kind of baseball version of Let’s You and Him Fight. (I know, Eric Berne classified that as a “sexual” game, but I always thought that it applied to many other situations in life.)
Oh, and about your Jeter entry? May I take this opportunity to say thank you for stating exactly what I have been thinking myself.
Posted 09/10 at 11:59 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
How dare you even suggest that I like tweaking Yankees fans over at NBC. I am shocked, SHOCKED! at such an accusation . . .
Posted 09/10 at 12:04 PM
Kevin S. said...
Yeah, the overhyping of this record has been atrocious. That said, you know I was damn pissed when he dropped the oh-fer with me in the bleachers Tuesday night. Though getting to see two incredibly rare feats, Nick Swisher hitting home runs at Yankee Stadium and Phil Hughes giving up a home run, period, kind of made up for it.f
Posted 09/10 at 12:19 PM
Kevin S. said...
Yeah, the overhyping of this record has been atrocious. That said, you know I was damn pissed when he dropped the oh-fer with me in the bleachers Tuesday night. Though getting to see two incredibly rare feats, Nick Swisher hitting home runs at Yankee Stadium and Phil Hughes giving up a home run, period, kind of made up for it.
Posted 09/10 at 12:19 PM
And then there’s this:
Posted 09/10 at 12:33 PM
Craig is a Mets fan? Does Craig even know this
Posted 09/10 at 12:53 PM
ECP - I’m pretty sure the Caple piece was tongue in cheek. Caple was, after all, the author of the Devil Wears Pinstripes.
MJ - Another good question - Does Jeter even know that he the “Greatest MLB plahyer in Modern Era”? It brings up two questions 1) Whats “Modern Era and 2) Doesn’t Pujols have something to say about this?
Posted 09/10 at 01:03 PM
Aarcraft, I do realize the Caple piece was meant as more gaggerific, Jeteriffic fun!
Posted 09/10 at 01:11 PM
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
Thanks for echoing the opinion that starting Dice-K in a playoff game is a farce. Your first NBC commenter lamely (a redundancy, I know) tries to argue that there’s a thrill in facing a major-leaguer for the Winston-Salem Dash (nee Warthogs), but I’m with you: These kids battled for 140 games and to essentially have a best-of-five turn into a we’ve got to win three of four now. Never mind that Salem is in the playoffs with a losing overall record in the first place and a .500 record for the 2nd half.
Posted 09/10 at 01:32 PM
MJ - what supporter of an NL East club wouldn’t be a Mets fan in their current form?
Also; I call Godwin’s Law!
Posted 09/10 at 01:32 PM
This is New York, baby, and nothing can happen without the event be overblown and made to seem like the parting of the Red Sea.
Posted 09/10 at 01:58 PM
Nigel Incubator-Jones said...
1. Everything you’ve write about Derek Jeter is true, but none of which Derek Jeter himself should apologize for. My daughter is a Jeter fan and he is among only a handful of players in MLB that I would hope she would be a fan of.
2. Could you quiet down a little on your slant of the A’s moving story? San Jose is about half way between where I live and Oakland. Thanks.
Posted 09/10 at 02:15 PM
michael standish said...
Well, you might not have received proper credit for being firstest w/mostest in calling Whicker’s
Unless of course (and who can say for certain, it being an uncertain world) you are now using “Jason Linkins” as a nom de plume.
Posted 09/10 at 04:14 PM
Mark Grace had a lit of bits so that surely makes him one of the three best Cuns ever, right?
Posted 09/10 at 06:28 PM
Mark Grace had a lot of bits so that surely makes him one of the three best Cubs ever, right?
Posted 09/10 at 06:29 PM
Thank you, iPhone
Posted 09/10 at 06:30 PM
That Yankee thread over there confuses me. Are you an idiot blogger or a “media” nazi?
They can’t make up the mind if you are the antiestablishment or the establishment.
AND THEY LOVE THEIR CAPS LOCK
Posted 09/10 at 06:44 PM
Chris H. said...
“2. Could you quiet down a little on your slant of the A’s moving story? San Jose is about half way between where I live and Oakland. Thanks. “
What on Earth does that mean? Quiet his slant? What slant? That public officials usually mislead the public on sports deals? That’s not a slant, son; that’s a fact.
Posted 09/10 at 08:00 PM
Wanna have real fun, Craig? Just insinuate that Lord George is operating at, um, less than full intellectual capacity these days. Note that this only becomes cause for discussion because of NY press stories that boast about His Lordship spending a half-day at the office in Tampa.
An honest approach would be to acknowledge reality and let the guy close things out in private, instead of pretending otherwise. It worked for Gehrig.
Posted 09/11 at 01:05 AM
Chris Purvis said...
People suck. That’s my conclusion from the NBC comments section on the Jeter article.
Posted 09/11 at 02:47 PM