What A Day
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
OC, SS; Quentin, LF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Swish, CF; Crede, 3B; Uribe, 2B. Floyd pitching.
Well, today sure was interesting. Indiana primary this evening, thousands dead in Southeast Asia and yet we make Page 1 of the local tabloid …
Before tonight’s game, KW and Ozzie met with the media to discuss the latest story about our team’s admittedly inappropriate — stupid might be the right word — attempt to break our slump in Toronto.
Williams did reinforce that the effort was “inappropriate,” “disappointing” and “irresponsible,” particularly given the negative images and issues surrounding women in our society.
“We all need to be a little more sensitive,” Williams said.
The GM met with Guillen over a two-hour lunch earlier in the day to talk about the team and the recent roadtrip.
“We addressed the issue,” Williams said.
Guillen and several Sox players stressed that the incident was intended to be a “team joke,” and was not meant to hurt anyone.
Certainly, the majority of the Chicago press corps was in attendance, so you’ll be able to read several opinions and versions of the afternoon’s comments from the dugout and clubhouse.
So what do you think we’ll all read tomorrow?
For what it’s worth, a story like this is interesting to me from a journalism standpoint.
A Chicago columnist offered her opinion, and other media have chosen to respond to that story, either picking up on her theme or challenging some of her opinions.
What I find so interesting is how the internet has allowed you — fans or people with an opinion — to reply and respond immediately, passionately, thoughfully (or not so thoughtfully, in some cases). No longer is the public left without a voice. The internet allows you to speak strongly, to the team, to the media and to one another.
I’ve spent much of today monitoring websites and chat rooms. If you have the time and care enough, check out fan reaction on whitesox.com, whitesoxinteractive and even the Chicago Sun-Times website.
Fans are certainly heard.