Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bad Teams Make For Good Writing

While it has to be painful for baseball writers to be assigned to watch a terrible team every day, it is much easier to comment on putridity than it is to find interesting things to say about success. Example: Peter Schmuck's take on the Orioles hiring of Rick Kranitz to be their new pitching coach. Headline:

"Somebday with options actually opts for Orioles."

Heh.

2 comments:

64cardinals said...

Is there anyone to enact legistlature that keeps sports writers from writing a paticular sport if nothing is actually happening that day? Shouldn't they be limited to transactions, injury reports, strategy moves?

Can this be done?

I will personally move to Ohio and vote for Shyster for Senator if you can pull this off.

Shyster said...

I would sponsor such legislation. It's going to get really, really bad if Cleveland wins tonight and we have five days to fill before the World Series starts. If that happens, you're going to know everything there ever was to know about Clint Hurdle's tan, Eric Wedge's old-man beard, and CC Sabathia's choice in beard trimmers.