For people like this, when it comes to finding excuses to take swipes at the Tea Party, no topic is too ridiculous:
While lamenting how perpetually-snubbed candidate pitcher Jack Morris seems to get a bad rap from sabermetric analysts, Rosenthal felt it the opportune moment to invoke the Tea Party movement as an analogy for the divisiveness of the baseball insiders who prevent the pitchers’ nomination:
I will say this about Morris. I don’t vote for him, but the level of discourse against him by certain segments of the sabermetric community right now is over the top. It’s almost a crusade and it’s ridiculous. And one thing that has bothered me at times, some of us, is the polarized view of the world now that has come to pass. And it’s as if the Tea Party has taken over one part of baseball discussion. And that’s not right.
Rosenthal’s bitching about Tea Party-ish people being the reason there were no inductees voted in this year, but he voted against Jack Morris? Welcome to the Tea Party, pal!
By the way, I think Jack Morris should be in the Hall, but I’m biased: