The lowest form of humanity on baseball blogs isn't unique--I posted "Beware the Bloggers' Bile" by Joe Klein of Time, Inc. here on 6/7/07; and "Hate Mongers Taking Over Websites" from Washington Post.com here on 5/15/07. You people have won, long ago, in every venue you populate. Congratulations. It worked. You've altered history in many cases. After 12 very long years of work, a quiet man with an even quieter agent had an article written about him on a website that makes little or no difference to anyone, and by someone who threatens no one in terms of authority. The fact that this pitcher had a syrupy yet otherwise inconsequential article written about him absolutely enraged the chain of command--ie those who set the negative tone on baseball blogs:
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