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JermaineDye05
10-26-2006, 09:13 AM
typical cubune article

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-061025seriesbrite,1,113040.story?coll=cs-whitesox-headlines

samram
10-26-2006, 09:20 AM
Really, is there anyone likeable in this WS? Pujols has become kind of a jerk, LaRussa and Duncan are two of the biggest whiners in the game, and most of the Tigers can bite me. I guess Leyland is a decent guy.

However, Sammy Sosa should never be used as some type of gold standard for fan-friendliness. That guy lied and cheated his way into prominence. **** him.

Bruizer
10-26-2006, 09:30 AM
That was a pretty stupid article. Each player is his own man - quit trying to make him be someone he's not. I think someone had a personal agenda when they wrote that article. :?:

Bru

fquaye149
10-26-2006, 09:35 AM
This **** maddens me. This is why we get this bull**** Frank assassination. Because a ballplayer doesn't kiss reporters' asses, he's immediately a jerk.

I hate the ****ing media. Teddy ballgame got jobbed, Big Frank got big time jobbed, and now it's happening to Pujols? (to say nothing about A-rod).

The sports media (and I hate to use this bit, but a bunch of guys who probably WISH they could play pro sports) seem bitterly jealous of anyone who is truly great....unless, of course, they play for the Yankees.

PaulDrake
10-26-2006, 09:45 AM
What is Sosa a "model" for besides cheaters and frauds? This is possibly the worst sports column I've read in several years.

palehozenychicty
10-26-2006, 09:59 AM
What is Sosa a "model" for besides cheaters and frauds? This is possibly the worst sports column I've read in several years.

Consider the source. It's Sullivan. Cubune cheerleader numero uno.

Risk
10-26-2006, 10:50 AM
I would not use that article to line the puppy's cage. ****ing bull**** article, but par for the course for the Cubune.

Risk

PatK
10-26-2006, 11:15 AM
Hmm...IIRC, didn't Sosa often never talk to reporters if the broke bad on him?

I see nothing wrong with Pujols here. The guy is a gamer and is focused on the task at hand.

Hitmen77
10-26-2006, 11:21 AM
Yeah, why can't Pujols be more like Sosa? I long for the day where baseball stars used steroids and cork to fraud their way to success. Stupid Pujols and his stupid winning the pennant without cheating. :rolleyes:

It's such a shame that St. Louis gets to be in the World Series with people like him while Chicago is now in its 61st year without a fall classic.

cheeses_h_rice
10-26-2006, 12:21 PM
To compare Pujols to Barry Bonds is akin to sporting a tattoo on your forehead in 300-point type: "HI IM A BASEBALL MORAN." Nice going, Sully.

Norberto7
10-26-2006, 01:09 PM
Wow, that article is one of the most horrible things I've read. Maybe Sosa was jovial because, say, he only cared about hitting dingers? Ask Rick Reilly how good Sosa was with the press. To compare Pujols with how Sullivan thinks a steroid inflated wife-beater would act in a Series he never bothered to lead his team to is ludicrous.

I cannot imagine that is article was ever written, let alone printed (well, I can...but you know.)

Jaffar
10-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Beyond the obvious fact that this is a terrible article, why is it a white sox headline article? Look at the link.

Edit: I figured it out, it's because it's about the World Series and since they don't have a World Series folder for the Cubs they had to put it under the Sox.

CaptainBallz
10-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Wait... So Pujols' demeanor after playing games in the WORLD SERIES has to do with Sosa how?

What the **** is this guy talking about? What a stupid article.

PKalltheway
10-26-2006, 04:57 PM
That was quite possibly the dumbest article I have ever read in my life. I feel dumber now after reading it. Morphing into the next Barry Bonds? What the **** is that cheap-shot bull****?! So Pujols doesn't like to kiss the media's ass after a game? Big deal!

What a ****ing idiot. That article doesn't deserve to be thrown away. That would be giving it too much dignity.

23Ventura
10-26-2006, 07:21 PM
What a terrible article. Anti-Sammy? If I were Pujols I guess I'd take that as a compliment.

kevin57
10-27-2006, 11:54 AM
I thought even the stupidest Cub fan (and that's quite a competition) had lost his "Sammy-love." I guess not.

viagracat
10-28-2006, 11:32 AM
Pujols didn't get to where he's at by being a nice, friendly, accessible guy to the media and everyone else. It takes a lot of determination, focus, skills and time to get to a level like his. He's not going to waste his time on the non-essentials when he's on the clock. If that comes across as arrogant to the mediots out there, so be it. There are a lot of much lesser players with bigger attitude problems out there.

Unless it comes out that "little helpers" aided his skill level or that he committed some other kind of crime, I'm of the opinion he can pretty much do anything he wants during his quest to be the best.

mmmmmbeeer
10-29-2006, 11:18 AM
Larussa summed it all up nicely with his quote in the article....and I'm not so sure Shammy was real friendly after the 2003 debacle in game 6 during his interviews.

The Immigrant
10-29-2006, 11:42 AM
Paul Sullivan loves the Cubs. Paul Sullivan hates the Cardinals. The Tribune sends Paul Sullivan to cover this World Series and, not surprisingly, its readers are subjected to this nonsense.

Grzegorz
10-29-2006, 11:45 AM
Pujols didn't get to where he's at by being a nice, friendly, accessible guy to the media and everyone else. It takes a lot of determination, focus, skills and time to get to a level like his. He's not going to waste his time on the non-essentials when he's on the clock.

Yeah, non-essentials like being personable?

This is what happens when a human being, with a specific skill set in our national pastime, is elevated to a demi-god status because of envy, money, and fame.

Society tends to forgive the foibles of these "successful" folks because many want to be just like them.

slavko
10-29-2006, 11:09 PM
Consider the source. It's Sullivan. Cubune cheerleader numero uno.

I didn't read the article, but I guessed the same before I got to your post. Think about this: when he spent two years in "exile" covering the White Sox, the Trib printed a little article about him saying in part that his parents were White Sox season ticket holders. Talk about the apple falling far from the tree! If Mom and Dad are reading this, you have my sympathy.

chaerulez
10-30-2006, 12:05 AM
Pujlos maybe closer to Bonds than we think. The national media has done a nice job of not following up the fact that a trainer Jason Grimsely claimed cupplies HGH also happens to be Pujlos' personal trainer. Now, I personally hope Pujlos is clean, as it would be devastating for baseball if he wasn't. But I guess wether it's tomorrow or 20 years from now, the truth will probably come out one day.

South Side Irish
10-30-2006, 05:41 AM
Pujlos maybe closer to Bonds than we think. The national media has done a nice job of not following up the fact that a trainer Jason Grimsely claimed cupplies HGH also happens to be Pujlos' personal trainer. Now, I personally hope Pujlos is clean, as it would be devastating for baseball if he wasn't. But I guess wether it's tomorrow or 20 years from now, the truth will probably come out one day.

All of that speculation has proved wrong.

Back in May, when the Grimsley report came out, the media went nuts about the blacked-out names and tried guessing who they were. They made a connection between Pujols' trainer - who had worked with Grimsley, and has not supplied him with anything - and Pujols. It was circumstantial at best, but it was the only lead the media had, and ran with it.

Since the full report has been available, the on-line source that started the controversy has since fessed up that it was wrong (deadspin.com). If you want to really talk about the media doing "a nice job of not following up" on something, take a look at the players who were actually named on the affidavit - Tejada, Clemens and Pettite - and how poorly the media followed up on that. As unfair as it was to accuse Pujols based on circumstantial evidence, it's just as unfair that the national media hasnt' given the same attention to the players actually named on the affidavit of Grimsley.

russ99
10-31-2006, 01:08 PM
Paul Sullivan loves the Cubs. Paul Sullivan hates the Cardinals. The Tribune sends Paul Sullivan to cover this World Series and, not surprisingly, its readers are subjected to this nonsense.

If I didn't know any better, I'd say this is a smear campaign against the best player in baseball in a newspaper owned by the same "parent" company that owns that player's teams' biggest rival.

I'm no fan, but Pujols certainly doesn't deserve that. If I were his lawyer I'd consider a libel charge.

Madscout
11-02-2006, 10:22 AM
I'll give you a few more ways Pujols is the anit-Sosa...

Pujols can field his position.
Pujols doesn't have a **** swing.
Not to mention that whole thing about the WS...