I love the readers at NBC. I really do! And despite my worst fears going in, I’d say 99.9% of them are reasonable people. But then there’s that .1% . . .
Here’s a comment that came in response to my saying — with my tongue very obviously in my cheek — that it would be the “bestest thing ever” if a conspiracy theory arose out of the fact that the same umpire was behind the plate for both of Buehrle’s no-nos:
I don’t care if it is tounge in cheek, written while you were drunk or forced to post something with a gun to your head. No “writer” with an ounce of self-respect would ever allow his name to be used in conjuction with an article with the non-word “bestest” in it.
No word on whether self-respecting readers should know how to spell “tongue” and “conjunction” in the same comment in which he’s giving the author hell for his professionalism.
Click over there. You wouldn’t believe the level of insecurity that comes out of White Sox fans when someone suggests, even in jest, that something a Sox player did was tainted.