A Gray Lady sportswriter says his inky ilk are balking at the superhuman dishonesty of seeing Bud Selig enter the Hall of Fame next year, while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are still being denied on "ethical" grounds.
Only a figure with the Voldemort legacy of Selig - a man who once sought to decorate MLB regular season bases with promotional logos for the movie Spider-Man 2 - could make the world reconsider the stunted morality of the steroids era, over which Bud cravenly presided. Reports the Times David Waldstein:
In a sudden and surprising shift of sentiment, the baseball writers who vote to decide who should be inducted into the Hall, and who should not, appear to be backing away from their punitive approach to Bonds and Clemens, and perhaps others as well.
Well, a stopped clock... After 15 years of sanctimonious pimping, these dwarfs of righteousness finally cannot live with the unspeakable reality of Selig's bronze plaque on the wall next to Ruth, Gehrig, Mays and Musial. Let that be the Rug's greatest achievement - after the collusion scandal and the World Baseball Cup: His hypocrisy knocked open the halls of Cooperstown. Once he got in, the barriers fell. Hey, how about enshrining Putin and Trump in 2020!
Well, it's time to consider the SIX REASONS WHY SPORTSWRITERS BECOME TOOLS OF EVIL. (Note: I was a news reporter for 35 years. Some of my best friends wrote sports. With a beer in their hands, they'd second this heartily.)
1. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: In fifth grade, every kid who can write a complete sentence - but who will never hit the curve - wants to someday cover sports. For the rest of their lives, the sportswriter is lashed to that childhood dream, and some never fully escape the playground. They mock players. They give snide nicknames. They glorify the winner and trash the loser. But for all their bluster and bullying in the pulpit, they cringe in the presence of grownups - a.k.a., the owners. They live in fear of Principal Skinner.