You call that ace "investigative reporting," some newspaper twirp simply being a vessel (in this case the NY Daily News) to funnel illegal information from the billionaires' independent nation-state of MLB, Inc. to sell more newspapers and fill up radio airwaves with more no-talent lackies looking for attention?
- There's plenty that needs to be investigated about the owners and central offices of MLB, Inc. involving finances, personnel, ties to Disney and ESPN, etc. If anyone really were an "investigative" reporter they'd look there. Simply waiting for a hateful criminal to give you a piece of illegal information means YOU SHOULD GO TO JAIL ALONG WITH THE LEAKER.
Just to confirm things were status quo, I listened to narcissistic Jayson Stark doing his usual boring, say nothing while using up a lot of time-radio interview with Michael Kay sitting in for Dan (my son is a Red Sox fan) Patrick. Stark takes long breaths while he's trying to think of something meaningful to say. He gives you this: in gooey, self-important tones, this latest non-story is "one of the biggest stories of our time," that its impact is now in "the COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION." What a grandiose statement--but the brain-dead will buy it. Remember, ESPN "DEFINES THE DAILY DISCOURSE," per Bob Ley.
- (GET IT FOLKS--THE MEDIA GUYS HAVE THEIR OWN COURT, JUDGE, JURY, AND GUILLOTINES--WHICH SEEMS TO BE JUST FINE FOR THE AVERAGE PASSIVE BASEBALL FAN).
Then Jay-Jay slowly reveals to Kay, "LEAKING ACROSS THE BOARD IS NOT AN ACCIDENT," referring to various "leaked" drug info of all kinds over the past few years. THE TRUTH IS:
- FANS ARE PAWNS IN AN INFORMATION GAME CONTROLLED BY CRIMINALS AT ESPN AND MLB. TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGALLY OBTAINED OR TRANSMITTED INFORMATION IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. ANYONE INVOLVED SHOULD BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY INSTEAD OF BEING ALLOWED TO PROFIT FROM IT. WHO'S LOOKING INTO THAT?
On the entirely separate matter of Giambi's recent remarks to a BBWAA member, he was guility of being stupid but nothing else. On the whole, I'd never speak to a BBWAA member if I were a baseball player, nor is there any reason for reporters to be allowed in athletes' dressing rooms. The idea itself is strange--speak to the players after they're dressed.