They "decide the daily discourse" as an ESPN'er said, so I guess you like things being decided for you. I don't. As I've said, the baseball politicians' latest tool to keep certain Yankees from the limelight they deserve (and to a lesser extent keep hatred, envy and misinformation boiling about the team as a whole) is the Twins and aspects thereof. The NY Times'
Murray Chass proves I'm right by coming out with a column today pumping the Twins in its headline,
'"SOME CREDIT IS DUE?" IT'S THE SAME OLD WHINING--BILLIONAIRE CARL POHLAD'S WHINING BBWAA GUYS SAY MINNESOTA DOESN'T GET ENOUGH CREDIT. THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE, BUT IT'S THE LINE PUSHED IF YOUR MAIN INTEREST IS HYPING THE BBWAA. CREDIT IS DISPENSED BY THE MEDIA & BBWAA, AND THEY CONSTANTLY PUMP THE TWINS.
- AND REFERENCING ITS BBWAA AWARDS RECIPIENTS AS PROOF OF ITS SUCCESS. THEY PUMP THESE AWARDS FOR THEIR OWN SELF-PRESERVATION, SAYING THE AWARD IS WHAT PROVES A PLAYER OR TEAM IS GREAT. BUT IT'S POLITICS. "In Minnesota, as in Oakland, Some Credit Is Due."
- MINNESOTA VOTERS CONTROL THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AWARDS, HAVING HAD AT LEAST 3 OF THE 28 AL MVP VOTERS IN 2006, ALL GUARANTEED TO KEEP THE YANKEE OUT OF THE AWARD. NEW YORK VOTERS? THERE WERE ONLY 2, and ONLY 1 OF THEM VOTED JETER 1ST PLACE. SINCE JETER ISN'T CANADIAN, HE DIDN'T GET THE 2 1ST PLACE VOTES OF THE 2 TORONTO VOTERS WHO GAVE BOTH THEIR #1's TO-- THE MINNESOTA TWIN, JUSTIN MORNEAU. THE TWINS COMMANDEERED LAST YEAR'S ESPN AWARDS SHOW AS WELL, AS I'VE DETAILED ON THIS BLOG.
Murray Chass isn't about to miss a chance to jump on this train.
More evidence if you needed it about this very serious issue involving millions of dollars as well as the lives and futures of players, teams, their families, and fans.