Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Big Hurt (Feelings)

White Sox general manager Ken Williams gave us a rare treat this week: He called an overpaid whiny athlete an overpaid whiny athlete.

The story in a nutshell: Former White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas, now with the Oakland A's, lobbed some verbal grenades at his former team. He was upset about their ultimately failed contract negotiations.

I can only assume he said the White Sox disrespected him. Disrespected is athlete code for not offering enough money.

But instead of letting it go as general managers usually do, Williams said "He's an idiot. He's selfish. That's why we don't miss him."

It's about time somebody adopted this novel approach to calling a spade a spade. It would be nice if all baseball general managers started doing this, followed by politicians, and reporters.

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Anonymous K-Don said...

Quote from the Morning Show PA:

"Oh, the Natural Blog writes even on vacation!
...
Oh, it's about baseball."

March 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the last graf is the best the natural blog has written so far.

March 02, 2006  

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