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FireMariotti
05-23-2008, 05:02 PM
PTI just had a little segment discussing the recent success of the White Sox and how it has gone relatively unnoticed in the national media and in Chicago. Meanwhile, both local and national outlets are drooling over those lovable Cubbies, who are in a very similar situation right now.

Soooooo....does Ozzie's little rant about the White Sox being Chicago's bitch sound so ridiculous now? I know, i'm preaching to the choir here, and there's probably thousands of threads on this board that say basically the same thing about this bias. I just wish those in the media who trashed Ozzie for "whining" about this would at least concede that he was right. The fact that this segment on PTI was the first broad acknowledgment of the Sox success that I have seen just further proves this point.

Tragg
05-23-2008, 05:05 PM
It's inappropriate and unnecessary for a manager to act that way. Particularly one who points fingers at others for not being up to his high standards of maturity.

Optipessimism
05-23-2008, 05:52 PM
It's inappropriate and unnecessary for a manager to act that way. Particularly one who points fingers at others for not being up to his high standards of maturity.

I think it would be more accurate to say "It's inappropriate and unnecessary for a manager to act that way when the team is losing. Particularly one who points fingers at winners for not being up to his high standards of maturity, which serves as a veil over bad baseball."

When Ozzie's winning it doesn't matter what he says. Fans shrug it off as "Ozzie being Ozzie" while even some members of the media will consider it a good thing because he's taking pressure off of his team. When Ozzie's team is losing it's a whole other story and his comments are scrutinized more.

voodoochile
05-23-2008, 05:56 PM
In fairness, the Sox haven't deserved a lot of media attention until the last 3 days and the sweep of Cleveland is really the bell going off that got us noticed. Prior to that, the Sox were simply another middle of the pack team in a mediocre division.

The fact that many of us saw it coming earlier than that is moot. We're fans and our opinions can hardly be considered objective.

bigmerc
05-27-2008, 04:51 PM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.
2. Email the editor describing the problem
3. Get news organizations to investigate the bias in reporting
4. Put ads in the Trib and Times like "wanted - unbiased news reporting
for Baseball in Chicago

If we dont' send the message, nothing happens.

kittle42
05-27-2008, 04:53 PM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.
2. Email the editor describing the problem
3. Get news organizations to investigate the bias in reporting
4. Put ads in the Trib and Times like "wanted - unbiased news reporting
for Baseball in Chicago

If we dont' send the message, nothing happens.

We need to worry about more important things.

spiffie
05-27-2008, 04:56 PM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.
2. Email the editor describing the problem
3. Get news organizations to investigate the bias in reporting
4. Put ads in the Trib and Times like "wanted - unbiased news reporting
for Baseball in Chicago

If we dont' send the message, nothing happens.
I fail to see how giving these papers more advertising dollars would help this cause.

SoxGirl4Life
05-27-2008, 05:28 PM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.
2. Email the editor describing the problem
3. Get news organizations to investigate the bias in reporting
4. Put ads in the Trib and Times like "wanted - unbiased news reporting
for Baseball in Chicago

If we dont' send the message, nothing happens.


You'll be much happier if you just ignore them.

DumpJerry
05-27-2008, 05:44 PM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.
Nobody reads the Sun Times, so it would not be seen.

getonbckthr
05-27-2008, 06:12 PM
Lets just organize a sit-in like on the hit 80's TV show, Growing Pains. "Hell no, we won't go!!"

bryPt
05-27-2008, 06:56 PM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.
2. Email the editor describing the problem
3. Get news organizations to investigate the bias in reporting
4. Put ads in the Trib and Times like "wanted - unbiased news reporting
for Baseball in Chicago

If we dont' send the message, nothing happens.

Rumor has it, the owner of www.cubune.com (http://www.cubune.com) has got a real live reporter doing most of the work there now to lend a legitimate side to the posts. For #3, just go there.

Vernam
05-27-2008, 07:26 PM
Rumor has it, the owner of www.cubune.com (http://www.cubune.com) has got a real live reporter doing most of the work there now to lend a legitimate side to the posts. For #3, just go there.Wow, is that site boring. I hate the Flubs and their media lackeys as much as anyone, but some of that **** there isn't rational or even interesting to read. Sorry, but Phil Rogers's "Power Poll" just isn't something anyone should lose sleep about.

Vernam

southside rocks
05-28-2008, 09:33 AM
1. We need to put ads in the Times and Southtown telling people to boycott the newspaper for their Sox hating.



There is no more Southtown. Hadn't you noticed? It's now the SouthtownStar, it let go all its baseball beat reporters (Nate Whalen, we miss you!), and it concentrates sports coverage now on local high schools. For the MLB stuff, it uses AP reports.

It's a real piece of crap paper now, it used to be comparable to the Daily Herald but now it's just junk.

For the record, when it was the Daily Southtown and had its own staff of sports reporters, it had EXCELLENT Sox coverage and, as befitted a south-side paper, gave much space to them.