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.