View Full Version : ESPN - This might Explain It

05-03-2005, 07:48 AM
I was reading the online version of the LA Times (part of the Cubune's minor league system) when I saw this, written by T.J. Simers:

"A WEEK ago Ric Bucher wrote a byline story for ESPN.com saying Jackson and Kobe Bryant were "scheduled to meet in Los Angeles."

That was last week, so I called Bucher to find out how the meeting went. There was no meeting, he said, and, he added, he didn't write the ESPN.com story.

I told him about the story, his byline and even read it to him, and he said, "I didn't write a story."

After the recent Peter Gammons episode, forget the bylines, there's no telling who writes the stories anymore on ESPN.com."

By the way, even though T.J. Simers is a graduate of NIU, he belongs out in LA, we do not want him promoted to the parent club on Michigan Ave.

ode to veeck
05-03-2005, 08:09 AM
ghost writers from the Enquirer ...

05-03-2005, 04:50 PM
T.J. Simers is journalist on the same level of Moronotti. I am not surprised he would make something up that is blatantly false.