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Saturday, May 19, 2007

What Is Wrong with These People?

In a column featuring the tag-team byline of Sully and Mark Gonzales, we learn the Chicago media isn't above just making crap up:

Told before the game Guillen had called him "the worst manager in baseball," Piniella said: "He's probably right. If I can't hold a four-run lead in the ninth inning, you're right. I agree with that."

Actually, Guillen didn't say that all. The reporter who asked the question apparently was trying to be funny.

Oh. Your. God. I've seen a lot of unprofessional crap from the Chicago media over the last seventeen years, but this just might be the most shameful thing ever.

What kind of horse-$%!^ reporter makes up such an inflammatory crack...and then attributes it to someone with a history of saying stupid things?

Sully/Gonzales claim this "reporter" (and I'd love to know who pulled this stunt) was just "trying to be funny." But given the media's ongoing thigh-rubbing fascination about when Mt. Piniella is going to erupt, you don't have to go too far out on a limb to say that this nutty funster was really just goading Piniella into some ill-advised sound bites.

I'm no mind reader, so I'll never be sure one way or the other. This should have been plenty for the press to chew on without resorting to allegedly comic statements...

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