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caulfield12
09-29-2006, 09:34 AM
The pressure is causing some interesting behavior. Before the game, Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty went Mayor Slay on the Post-Dispatch, protesting the "negative" tone to the headlines, stories and columns.

Let me see if I understand this: The Cardinals are threatening to challenge (if that's the word) the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies' notorious distinction of squandering the biggest late-season lead in baseball history. And if the Cardinals do so, they will have been trumped by a Houston team that has spent only seven days at .500 or better since June 23.

And Jocketty apparently is expecting happy, cheerful, upbeat, giddy, puppy-dog friendly stories? Is he kidding? If Jocketty and La Russa were running a team in New York, Philadelphia or Boston and their ballclub collapsed the way the Cardinals have, the GM and manager would have experienced a dangerously toxic reaction to poisonous newspaper ink.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/columnists.nsf/berniemiklasz/story/BCFD456B46EDDC99862571F80019905D?OpenDocument

Can't wait for the Tribune/Post-Dispatch symposium on "media relations" with teams in their hometowns.

samram
09-29-2006, 09:43 AM
It's a trend in sports. Read Rick Morrisey's column today about how the Bears are blaming the media for some of their problems while brushing the fact that Ricky Manning is a piece of crap under the carpet. And we know Dusty and Michael Barrett, etc. are never happy with any negative stories.

caulfield12
09-29-2006, 09:49 AM
It's a trend in sports. Read Rick Morrisey's column today about how the Bears are blaming the media for some of their problems while brushing the fact that Ricky Manning is a piece of crap under the carpet. And we know Dusty and Michael Barrett, etc. are never happy with any negative stories.

Don't forget Mr. "Prickly" Prior.

viagracat
09-29-2006, 12:21 PM
I haven't checked, but I can imagine if the Cardinals are distressed with the media coverage during this time, they would be appalled with what's going on in the fan forums there. There has to be dark clouds and trolls all over the place...:o: