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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Recognition

We had meant to put this up last week, but have been conducting interviews for the open Ambassador to Blogfrica position.

Just wanted to shout out writer Joseph A. Reaves of the Arizona Republic.

He wrote a column about Gary Sheffield's comments on Joe Torre.

In his column, he included a reference to our blog:

Torre has taken the high road and refused to comment on Sheffield's allegations, which is exactly how one of Torre's former teammates thinks the situation should be handled."There's no reason to dignify it," Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson told the New York Times. "I don't think it needs to be dignified."

On the other hand, Sheffield has his staunch defenders. Take the folks who run the Web site nationofislamsportsblog.blogspot.com. "Until you have been a Negro, belittled by Joe Torre in front of the mostly white Yankees, you will never understand . . . And we wonder why the Negro community is losing interest in baseball."

We applaud Mr. Reaves for using NOIS as a point of reference in his column.

While we might not necessarily agree with Mr. Reaves views, we find the fact that he is willing to reference NOIS a solid signal that, at the very least, he has deeply explored the issue.

Kudos to Mr. Reaves. We smell Pulitzer.



11 comments:

Oops Pow Surprise said...

Unless the article results in "Mister" Torre's immediate firing, I'm afraid your work is far from done.

Kudos, sirs. It takes an awful lot of courage to uncover truths that the mainstream media are taught to ignore.

My Hero Zero said...

Sir, I must take issue with Mr. Reaves' definition of "taking the high road." Those who equate silence in the face of injustice with stoic righteousnouss will be the first ones with their backs against the wall when the revolution comes. Unsaid but certanly implied is that Mr. Sheffield's speaking of the truth is something less than honorable. This, sir, is Jim Crow laws applied to the 1st Amendment!

Of course, it may just mean that Mr. Torre has accepted his guilt and, upon the advice of council, will not further incriminate himself.

Dave the Wave said...

"We smell Pulitzer"

and, if you are involved, it smells like shit.

censored said...

Unless the article results in "Mister" Torre's immediate firing, I'm afraid your work is far from done.

Kudos, sirs. It takes an awful lot of courage to uncover truths that the mainstream media are taught to ignore.

Dont you think the perspective of Gary Sheffield should be brought into question? I mean this is the guy who admits to taking steroids but then says he didnt take steroids because he didnt inject the steroids he took. So either he is a liar or just plain stupid, in either case it makes him a less than reliable source. Seems to be that he will say anything about anyone (Bonds, Torre) to deflect the spotlight from his own shortcomings.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Seems to be that he will say anything about anyone (Bonds, Torre) to deflect the spotlight from his own shortcomings. "


Sir, so....you are saying he argues with the same principles that you employ?

Michael said...

I can just see it now, NOISB takes over mass media. Move over Rupert Murdoch, here comes Brother T.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"I can just see it now, NOISB takes over mass media. Move over Rupert Murdoch, here comes Brother T"

Sir, is the news his minions manufacture so much less objectionable than the truths we relay?

censored said...

"Seems to be that he will say anything about anyone (Bonds, Torre) to deflect the spotlight from his own shortcomings. "


Sir, so....you are saying he argues with the same principles that you employ?

Well if you are comparing my arguments to sheffield and you always deny the truths i write then you must not believe sheffield either....nicely done...i accept your acknowledgement that Sheffield is wrong.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Well if you are comparing my arguments to sheffield and you always deny the truths i write then you must not believe sheffield either"

Sir, excellent comment.

You really have an excellent grasp of things here.

censored said...

"Well if you are comparing my arguments to sheffield and you always deny the truths i write then you must not believe sheffield either"

Sir, excellent comment.

You really have an excellent grasp of things here.

Thank you maybe one day i will learn to spin the bullshit as well as you.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Thank you maybe one day i will learn to spin the bullshit as well as you."

Sir, and if your present progress is any indication...no one will hold their breath waiting.

PS- your grasp of sarcasm continues to amaze.

PPS- that was sarcastic