Re: A Realistic look at 2012: Part I
posted at 10/13/2011 1:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: A Realistic look at 2012: Part I
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: A Realistic look at 2012: Part I : Here are the credits on that piece. Perhaps you missed it harness: Bob Hohler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org ; Globe staffers Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham contributed to this report. A major report like that would involve a lot of fact checking and editorial approval from management. The same management that used to be part owners of the Redsox just a short while ago. Maybe this piece is an example of more to come, now that they can be truly objective in their reporting without affecting their stock position. I don't know how accurate it is but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't report that Tito has been living in a hotel all year unless he was living in a hotel all year. That he was getting a divorce and on major pain medication. That he had withdrawn from the team some possibly given the circumstances of his life. Could he be depressed some in that situation? Who wouldn't be? Could it have affected team management? Given the results obtained, that is certainly a fair question. Any politician or public figure like Tito and Theo are going to get dissected in the media. It is what reporters do. They take what information they have, try to make sure it is accurate information, and report it if it might have been a factor in the situation. For example, when I "reported" that about 58% of all professional baseball players suspended for PED use since 2005 were from the DR, it was pertinent to the Bautista discussion. Some of you had a heart attack over it and called it effectively a hatchet job, but the facts are the facts and that is what good reporters do. That discussion went on to call me irresponsible and then I was completely slandered in the process with zero proof of your accusations but I'm the hatchet guy right? The Globe reporters are all hatchet guys right? These guys are reporting the situation to the best of their ability and there is no reason to think that there are any inaccurate statements in that report. Everyone was offered the opportunity to respond. We are now seeing a complete changeover in the management team, from GM and all coaches down. Do you think that just maybe some of that reporting might have been true? It's discussions like this which make me weary of this forum. Hacks accusing professional reporters of irresponsible behavior when they don't have a clue to the situation or apparently understand journalism at all. Everyone can have an opinion, and that opinion can be questioned with reason and analysis, but all too often we end up reading one ignorant putz after another spout what he thinks is reason. I grow tired of it.
Posted by Boomerangsdotcom[/QUOTE]
I agree BOOM. I actually am familiar with Bob Hohler, having played pick-up basketball with him, and he lived next door to my sister-in-law in Concord NH, a hundred years ago. He wasn't a dirt bag, so I really doubt he morphed into one.
I listened with great interest to Nomar on ESPN. Unfortunately he is not anything close to a journalist. Nomie stayed with the player line, that the stuff shouldn't be discussed outside of the club house. The same tact that Youk took.
The players also complain that Jackie Mac, made stuff up, and wasn't around to get it right in the first place. That's fine, but then the players never fill in the blanks. they want it both ways, first a perception that there is nothing going on in the clubhouse that effects play, and then whatever happens in the club house, stays there. I understand their point of view, but, it's nonsensical.
The Tito pill story is relevant, and just because he has a legit need for them, doesn't mean that he might not abuse them, and that they could effect his judgement, and his ability to interact with others. The reporters have been given scraps, and then put together a cohesive joint report and get taken to task. Nomar has a particular difficulty separating the media from the FO, he traced a line of blame from Ted to Yaz to Rice to Clemens to Manny to himself and Damon and Wakefield et al, as if the Manny antics are defensible, as well as Nomar himself sitting and stewing on the bench. It was disgusting. Nomar should either take an editorial position up front, or save jounalistic face and submit his resignation.