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:

Comments

7 Responses to “Doofus Sports Writer: Tea Party Types are the Reason No Players Were Nominated This Year for the Hall of Fame”

  1. Marshall_Will on January 10th, 2013 8:22 pm

    Well I know of at least (1) sports commentator that's going to make the Jack@ss Hall of Fame?

    Yes Doofus, there was -no- 'polarization' in America until the TP arrived on the scene… Two years ago… One of these days after he leaves his employer it will be revealed DOUG was the guy letting the air out of the station's resident jock-sniffer's tires!

    One at every outlet isn't there? Don't know if anyone caught CNBC this morning but Rick Santelli gave Joe Kernen a real DOSE about their Christmas party 2000 when Joe was inconsolable over "hanging chads". But your local CPA/insurance agent is "supposed to keep their politics to themselves!"

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 10th, 2013 9:03 pm

    And Dale Murphy missed out in his last year of eligibility. Besides being a great player, he was a class act both on and off the field.

  3. Mike S. on January 10th, 2013 10:13 pm

    At least none of the "roid Boys" (Bonds, Sosa, and Clemens) made it either. I hated the Braves when Murphy was playing for them, but I also thought he was a class act.

  4. Granny55 on January 10th, 2013 10:46 pm

    Well I am a huge Jack Morris fan too. And Alan Trammel was on the list to but without Sweet Lou Whitaker beside him. They were the best double play tag team in baseball. The raging roid boys should NEVER be inducted! They cheated plain and simple and as talented as Pete Rose was he should never be inducted either. That's the price you pay for sullying the game.

    As for the "reporter" – what a d!ckhead. I am so sick of these people – just shut the hell up.

  5. Doug on January 11th, 2013 12:26 am

    Yeah, it pisses me off when sports writers do that crap and drag politics (of any stripe) into the discussion. Sure, maybe they're frustrated because they wanted to be in "serious" political journalism but instead are stuck going home every night smelling like Bengay and Ray Lewis's jock strap, but it's too bad they don't know most of us watch and read about sports for an escape from politics — not as a window into it.

  6. TheLiberalMedia on January 11th, 2013 1:45 pm

    The Tea Party is America's anus. Honestly, you folks are the worst element of our society. Uninformed, intolerant, and full of hate for just about everything..

  7. jeffythequick on January 11th, 2013 2:51 pm

    Introspect much?

    However, your name truly befits your post, as the post puts opinion over facts, and one-sidedness over balance and letting your readers make up their own mind.

    It's the view that your readers and viewers are too stupid to think for themselves, so you do it for them.

    As my previous post put it, violence and deception are all part of the progressive agenda. I have mountains of evidence, if you'd like an intellectual discussion. However, to have one of those, we need rules, ok? The first rule when dealing with a Progressive is this:
    The person who uses an epithet first, loses.

    The second rule is this:
    All statements have to be backed up by independent means (website preferred) so we can discuss things on a common basis.

    The third rule is this:
    If there is something that can go either way on rules #1 or #2, explanation is requested of the other party, and a chance is given to explain themselves.
    You agree?

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