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MLB Baseball – Minnesota Style

Heading to a Twins game tonight; should be a lot of fun! Haven’t been to a real baseball game in a few years. Got some tickets down by home plate for only $50.00 a pop. Just goes to show you the difference between the NY and MN markets. Have to love the web…was able to purchase and print the tickets on line. No need for will call. Sweet.

I Love Bill Simmons…I Hate Bill Simmons

Used to love Bill Simmons. Thought his columns had that unique blend of real journalism and fan based/centric attitude. I’ve bought his books, recommended his column, and was a frequent reader of his work.

Bill’s Red Sox columns were always brilliant, because they had real journalism credentials mixed with the passion of a die hard sox fan. As much as Bill wanted to be all Sox all the time; he maintained a level of integrity and was just a fan boy. He called a spade a spade and I loved him for it, even though I’m an Atlanta Braves fan.

But, this year, Bill went off the wagon and lost me as a reader and fan. It’s one thing to be a fan, it’s another thing to be blinded by it. His love for tha Patriots clouded is ability to think clearly and deliver authentic journalism. He dismissed spy-gate, gave ad admitted HGH user a pass, and indicated there was nothing wrong with the Pats running up the score. A real journalist wouldn’t and couldn’t look past these things.

Bill, it’s one thing to be a fan in the books your write. But, when you represent ESPN, you have to show just a little bit of integrity. For that reason and that reason alone…I’m done with Bill.

I’m looking forward to my Giants kicking your team’s ass.