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Ol' No. 2
06-04-2006, 09:42 AM
Somehow I got the Detroit sports section in with my Tribune this morning.:rolleyes:

itsnotrequired
06-04-2006, 09:53 AM
Somehow I got the Detroit sports section in with my Tribune this morning.:rolleyes:

Yep, I saw that as well. Nice...

fusillirob1983
06-04-2006, 09:59 AM
So it wasn't just me, good to know.

Clembasbal
06-04-2006, 10:03 AM
Is there an email address where I can email them and complain.

I mean I am paying $1.50 a week for the Trib...I demand a good product! (Though I know that will never happen).

SBSoxFan
06-04-2006, 10:11 AM
Somehow I got the Detroit sports section in with my Tribune this morning.:rolleyes:
So, was there an article in it about how good the Sox are? :rolleyes:

These Tigers aren't *****cats (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060603tigers,1,591240.story?coll=cs-home-headlines)

Edit: wow, the language filter goes overboard! :D:

Wow, look what teal has done to me? I can't even recognize regular-colored sarcasm anymore! :redneck

viagracat
06-04-2006, 10:35 AM
Damn, I try not to come across as "Flubsessed", but today's Trib sports section was absolutely ridiculous. :angry:

buehrle4cy05
06-04-2006, 10:58 AM
I find it funny how the entire article had no mention of the White Sox 3-game sweep of the Tigers in April.

CubsfansareDRUNK
06-04-2006, 11:17 AM
Guys! I convinced my dad to boycott the trib!!
Today's section did it. I'm through. There's no coverage of the champs on the FRONT PAGE of the SPORTS section, there's no reason for us to give our money to that corporation. So long Cubune, you won't be missed.

Steelrod
06-04-2006, 11:18 AM
A smart decision!

Brian26
06-04-2006, 11:27 AM
Somehow I got the Detroit sports section in with my Tribune this morning.:rolleyes:

LOL!!!! Thank You! Unbelievable. I saw that this morning and thought the same thing.

rookie
06-04-2006, 11:45 AM
Yeah, I was a little confused by this as well. I open the Sports section and the last thing I want to see are the Tigers. I'm so sick of hearing about them. Has the Trib ever had a front page article on the Cardinals, Red, Astros, or Brewers this year? Um, no.

Realist
06-04-2006, 12:03 PM
Ya see? This is what happens when Henry isn't around to keep a close eye on those bastards. :wink:

TornLabrum
06-04-2006, 12:31 PM
:knue

"The perception that the Tribune is biased is all in your minds."

kittle42
06-04-2006, 12:39 PM
I don't understand why any of you read the Tribune anyway.

SOXSINCE'70
06-04-2006, 12:50 PM
I find it funny how the entire article had no mention of the White Sox 3-game sweep of the Tigers in April.

The paper is merely subscribing to the same theory a journalist
with the initials JM has: "Don't let the facts get in the way
of a good story".

I guess having the best record in baseball on June 3rd
means you've won the World Series.:puking:

Thanks,Phil Rogers.
Nice unbiased journalism.:angry: :angry:

gf2020
06-04-2006, 04:03 PM
Thanks,Phil Rogers.
Nice unbiased journalism.:angry: :angry:

I don't see the problem here. If anything Rogers would be biased for us because he picked us to win the division and has been very complimentary of the White Sox for several years. Heck, he posts at WSI. It's very likely that his editors asked him to write this story anyway because Sunday is a large distribution day and we are playing the Tigers on Tuesday.

I liked the article. It gave insight into a team that I don't know enough about.

I don't like the inequity of the coverage between Sox and Cubs, but this was a good example of sports journalism in my opinion.

MarySwiss
06-04-2006, 04:14 PM
I don't see the problem here. If anything Rogers would be biased for us because he picked us to win the division and has been very complimentary of the White Sox for several years. Heck, he posts at WSI. It's very likely that his editors asked him to write this story anyway because Sunday is a large distribution day and we are playing the Tigers on Tuesday.

I liked the article. It gave insight into a team that I don't know enough about.

I don't like the inequity of the coverage between Sox and Cubs, but this was a good example of sports journalism in my opinion.
I would agree with most of what you said, except for the fact that Phil's column received--if I understand this correctly--a headline on the Back Page (which is the Sports section's Front Page).

As another poster said, what would be the reaction if there were a column which offered as much extensive coverage about St. Louis as this one did about Detroit?

Well, Phil; ya got me, guy! I bought your book. And notwithstanding the horrible typos and misprints, I enjoyed it. And I don't blame you--entirely--for this article. I do, however, blame the Chicago Tribune for prominently featuring it. If it had appeared on ESPN, fine and good. But as featured in the Trib, it's as lame as it gets.

Chips
06-04-2006, 04:24 PM
I would agree with most of what you said, except for the fact that Phil's column received--if I understand this correctly--a headline on the Back Page (which is the Sports section's Front Page).



The SunTimes has the sports on the back page, the Trib has a seperate Sports section.

rocky biddle
06-04-2006, 04:42 PM
Maybe someone should email Mr. Rogers and bring up some of the points from this thread. I don't think the column was all bad, I just have a problem with the timing. The Sox have an off day Monday with the Tigers coming into town. That would have been a nice time for this piece. But to play it prominently in the Sunday paper and overshadow the Sox first win after a four game losing streak seems illogical. I guess since the cubs started winning the Trib sports guys need something else to talk about...

Brian26
06-04-2006, 05:00 PM
I would agree with most of what you said, except for the fact that Phil's column received--if I understand this correctly--a headline on the Back Page (which is the Sports section's Front Page).

As Chips pointed out, it was the front page of the sports section. But it wasn't just a headline, it was a giant full-color photo, with, I believe, another photo beneath it - plus part of the story, which was continued on the inside. It literally took up 50% of the front page.

Dan H
06-05-2006, 03:25 AM
I was not bothered by the Tigers story. I haven't seen Detroit and would like to know more about them. After all, the Sox are looking up at them now and it's good to learn a little about them.

I was in Minneapolis in 1993 and there was a large feature story on Frank Thomas in the paper. Thomas was still a young player then and I'm sure Twins fans wanted to know something about him. The same goes here. I am a baseball fan as well as a Sox fan.

I have had big issues with the Tribune like their stupid attendance articles and the way they shove the idiotic Cub tradition down our throats. But I don't think there is anything to angry about here. What I'm angry about is the Sox losing their third straight series and Hawk Harrelson saying "stretch" when the the Sox hit a ball to the warning track.

PatK
06-05-2006, 09:05 AM
I don't understand why any of you read the Tribune anyway.

Correct!!!!

miker
06-05-2006, 09:35 AM
Is there an email address where I can email them and complain.

I mean I am paying $1.50 a week for the Trib...I demand a good product! (Though I know that will never happen).
You're expecting this from the corporation that owns the Cubs and has been fleecing their fans for years?

Spend your $1.50 somewhere else.

Ol' No. 2
06-05-2006, 09:53 AM
I was not bothered by the Tigers story. I haven't seen Detroit and would like to know more about them. After all, the Sox are looking up at them now and it's good to learn a little about them.

I was in Minneapolis in 1993 and there was a large feature story on Frank Thomas in the paper. Thomas was still a young player then and I'm sure Twins fans wanted to know something about him. The same goes here. I am a baseball fan as well as a Sox fan.

I have had big issues with the Tribune like their stupid attendance articles and the way they shove the idiotic Cub tradition down our throats. But I don't think there is anything to angry about here. What I'm angry about is the Sox losing their third straight series and Hawk Harrelson saying "stretch" when the the Sox hit a ball to the warning track.The point isn't that they ran the story. I found it interesting for all the reasons you mentioned. The problem is that there was nary a mention of the White Sox on the front page, and nothing but a short blurb inside.

Iwritecode
06-05-2006, 10:19 AM
I was not bothered by the Tigers story. I haven't seen Detroit and would like to know more about them. After all, the Sox are looking up at them now and it's good to learn a little about them.

I liked the article. It gave insight into a team that I don't know enough about.

Gee, if only there were some sort of media outlet (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=SPORTS02) that covered the Tigers so that we could learn more about them. And maybe there could be some sort of "information superhighway" so that we could readily access that information.

It's a shame we have to rely on Chicago newspapers to inform us of these other teams that play so far away... :rolleyes:

peeonwrigley
06-05-2006, 10:33 AM
Gee, if only there were some sort of media outlet (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=SPORTS02) that covered the Tigers so that we could learn more about them. And maybe there could be some sort of "information superhighway" so that we could readily access that information.

It's a shame we have to rely on Chicago newspapers to inform us of these other teams that play so far away... :rolleyes:

Word.

SoxFan78
06-05-2006, 10:35 AM
The point isn't that they ran the story. I found it interesting for all the reasons you mentioned. The problem is that there was nary a mention of the White Sox on the front page, and nothing but a short blurb inside.

Thats what I thought also, but on the left hand side of the page, there was a story about how the White Sox could repeat.

Dan H
06-05-2006, 12:13 PM
The point isn't that they ran the story. I found it interesting for all the reasons you mentioned. The problem is that there was nary a mention of the White Sox on the front page, and nothing but a short blurb inside.

I think the Tigers story is relevant because that is the team the Sox are chasing, and so, in essence, the Tigers story was a White Sox story. Now if the Sox contend for the playoffs for the rest of the season as they should, and stay relegated to blurbs in the back pages, that is another issue. I just don't think that this story should concern fans for one Sunday.

I still have big time issues with the Tribune not only regarding sports but their editorials, and political and news coverage. I just don't find the Tigers story and its placement a sore point even though I can find out about the Tigers from other media sources.

At this point, my main concern is the Sox ending this slump as soon as possible and getting back to defending their title. A winning tradition will still win out over media bias. I gave no thoughts to the media when the Sox won their championship last year.

gf2020
06-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Gee, if only there were some sort of media outlet (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=SPORTS02) that covered the Tigers so that we could learn more about them. And maybe there could be some sort of "information superhighway" so that we could readily access that information.

It's a shame we have to rely on Chicago newspapers to inform us of these other teams that play so far away... :rolleyes:

And there's no other place that you could read coverage of Saturday's game if that's want you wanted and needed.

I don't have time to peruse the Detroit Free Press online everyday and even if I did, would I be able to find a lengthy detailed story on how a first place ball club came together with little to no effort? The stories appearing in the Detroit papers everyday are the same game recaps and notes that we are treated to here. I want something with context and perspective and it's helpful if it's written by somebody who doesn't have to cover the team everyday. (Lots of local media overrate the teams they cover. Witness Rick Morrisey picking the Cubs to win their division.)

This article was written with Sox fans in mind. I don't see the problem with it.

rwcescato
06-06-2006, 08:31 AM
Yeah, I was a little confused by this as well. I open the Sports section and the last thing I want to see are the Tigers. I'm so sick of hearing about them. Has the Trib ever had a front page article on the Cardinals, Red, Astros, or Brewers this year? Um, no.

I don't remember this much positive press when the White Sox were winning at that pace last year. All I heard was we will never make it. Let the choke begin.
Rich