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maurice
10-06-2005, 11:58 AM
It's well known that Everett hates the Boston media, but for some reason the Trib felt the need to publish (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-051005soxhaugh,1,7938217.story?coll=cs-home-headlines) an article blaming the problem on Everett and listing completely unrelated "bad deeds" from many years ago. Surprisingly, the story presents the allegations without any discussion of the actual evidence or Everett's version of the incidents. The article even implies that Everett physically abused his daughter, followed by this gem:
Given that checkered past, the White Sox might feel fortunate the biggest uproar Everett has made came either when he complained about being dropped in the batting order last month or when he spoke out on homosexuality in views that were published.
The article fails to note that the so-called "uproar" was entirely a media creation and that Sox fans very rarely share the media's opinion on anything Sox-related.

A_ROW33
10-06-2005, 12:52 PM
What I didn't understand about that article was why 2/3 of it was about Carl in Boston: Bringing up his history can be insightful, but shouldn't the focus be on where he is now, and what he's contributing to the whitesox?

tebman
10-06-2005, 01:19 PM
What I didn't understand about that article was why 2/3 of it was about Carl in Boston: Bringing up his history can be insightful, but shouldn't the focus be on where he is now, and what he's contributing to the whitesox?
Well, hey, they wouldn't have a story then, would they?

Shields up, everyone! They're going to keep firing away.

Stroker Ace
10-06-2005, 01:24 PM
The article even implies that Everett physically abused his daughter.What! The media NEVER takes chear shots at the Sox!

jackbrohamer
10-06-2005, 01:43 PM
An article about an athlete feuding with the Boston media. How interesting. Especially several years after it happened.

IowaSox1971
10-06-2005, 02:00 PM
Ted Williams also feuded with the Boston media. One year, Williams won the Triple Crown and a Boston writer didn't even put Ted in the top 10 on his MVP ballot. Williams ended up losing the MVP award that year to Joe DiMaggio in a close vote. Perhaps the Trib should publish a story ripping Ted Williams, especially since he's no longer around to defend himself.

What this story on Everett fails to point out is that many star baseball players have spats with their local media. Mike Schmidt once said that in Philadelphia, "You experience the thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day." And it's no secret that Frank Thomas and the Chicago media have not always seen eye-to-eye on things. I just don't see how this Everett story qualifies as "news."

tstrike2000
10-06-2005, 02:27 PM
Quote:
Given that checkered past, the White Sox might feel fortunate the biggest uproar Everett has made came either when he complained about being dropped in the batting order last month or when he spoke out on homosexuality in views that were published.

Maybe the gay population around Wrigleyville hasn't been in the mood to decorate since the scrubs are out of it so they had to remind the Cubune about past remarks.

maurice
10-06-2005, 04:19 PM
Mr. Knue has moved the irrelevant Everett article into the top spot on chicagosports.com. The main page indicates that the article was "updated" at 3:47 p.m., but the article itself still contains the post time from late last night. It's not clear how (or even if) the article was changed.

JB98
10-06-2005, 06:07 PM
Mr. Knue has moved the irrelevant Everett article into the top spot on chicagosports.com. The main page indicates that the article was "updated" at 3:47 p.m., but the article itself still contains the post time from late last night. It's not clear how (or even if) the article was changed.

It's really a non-story too. There is absolutely nothing new under the sun in that article. Boston hates Carl. Carl hates Boston. We've known this for quite awhile. Next.

dickallen15
10-06-2005, 06:39 PM
Also Carl wasn't the first player to call the Boston organization racist. I watched an HBO thing about the Red Sox last year. Apparently it is pretty common knowledge Yawkey was a racist. The Red Sox have had a very spotty record with minority players. Once again its the Tribune and chicagosports.com coming up with old stories and printing them for all people to see. It looks like they are now in total panic mode.

DMarte708
10-06-2005, 07:31 PM
It's really a non-story too. There is absolutely nothing new under the sun in that article. Boston hates Carl. Carl hates Boston. We've known this for quite awhile. Next.

:knue

"What you Sox fans fail to grasp is that Carl Everett is practically synonomous with turmoil in Boston. This story was neccessary in the context of a 2-0 division lead. Red Sox are on the brink of elimination, and likely feel the frustration once felt by Everett. See the connection?

What other articles would have been sufficient following a thrilling, 5 run 5th inning comeback against Boston?

Oh, and prepare yourselves for an engaging article concerning William Ligue if the White Sox and Yankees meet in an American League Championship series. When the topic of the fan falling onto the net behind home plate is discussed, our distinguished writers will make the inference to William Ligue's attack on Gamboa. We may even interview him and find out his reaction to the Sox success. Shirtless, full paged color picture included."

maurice
10-06-2005, 07:49 PM
LMAO! It's still the top story at chicagosports.com (though it appears on p. 5 of the print edition), but now Mr. Knue has dropped the B.S. claim that the story was bumped up because it was recently "updated."

He now officially has gone from denying that any bias exists, to admitting that the clear bias of the print editors required him to change headlines, to actually enhancing the bias of the print editors by posting the least relevant and most negative story 1st. If he's not careful, Mr. Knue will steal Moronotti's title -- "The Windsock."
:rolleyes:

SOXintheBURGH
10-06-2005, 08:20 PM
LMAO! It's still the top story at chicagosports.com (though it appears on p. 5 of the print edition), but now Mr. Knue has dropped the B.S. claim that the story was bumped up because it was recently "updated."

He now officially has gone from denying that any bias exists, to admitting that the clear bias of the print editors required him to change headlines, to actually enhancing the bias of the print editors by posting the least relevant and most negative story 1st. If he's not careful, Mr. Knue will steal Moronotti's title -- "The Windsock."
:rolleyes:

:moron

A bunch of jealous Sox fans that can only sell out their park during the playoffs have no sway on the honorable Mr. Knue. Shame on you, South Side.

Mohoney
10-07-2005, 12:57 AM
Maybe the gay population around Wrigleyville hasn't been in the mood to decorate since the scrubs are out of it so they had to remind the Cubune about past remarks.

There is no good reason to reinforce their stereotype of us by posting a bigoted comment like this. Just sit back, enjoy the ride, and smile at the Tribune as they squirm more and more with each and every October victory we post.

CluelessJoe1919
10-07-2005, 04:42 AM
There was nothing wrong with the Everett story...He's heading back to Boston in a critical game and it's newsworthy...I was a bit shocked at the reference to the bruises on his daugher's arms, though.

maurice
10-07-2005, 09:28 AM
Another "follow up" on this non-story today (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-051006wsoxbrite,1,5503077.story?coll=cs-home-headlines), despite the headline's admission that Everett has said nothing to exacerbate the situation and that the Trib is living purely in the past . . . for the second time in two days.

FWIW, I support Everett 100%. His comments have been extremely classy. Take note, Trib editors. You need all the lessons you can get.

dickallen15
10-07-2005, 09:08 PM
There was nothing wrong with the Everett story...He's heading back to Boston in a critical game and it's newsworthy...I was a bit shocked at the reference to the bruises on his daugher's arms, though.

Everett has been in Boston as a member of the White Sox in 2003 and twice this year with the regular schedule and the make-up game. They never had a story about it before. I was at the games in 2003. They hate him there. Its like when Sosa comes to bat at USCF.