If you want an example of why the fishwraps are running for their lives, Cowley is a great example. Fattened by years of monopolistic dispersion of news, the Sun Times has been convinced that Cowley is writer worthy of our attention. Well, so much for all that.
...there stood pitcher Jose Contreras, hours before his start Tuesday in the White Sox' 13-inning, 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, looking like he had just received a thunderous body blow and there wasn't enough air in the room for him to take a breath. The right-hander had just been told that, to make room for first baseman Paul Konerko's return from his rehab assignment, the Sox had informed reserve infielder Pablo Ozuna earlier in the day at the team hotel that he was being designated for assignment.
Ignore the obvious non-sequitar that Jose a) had been informed of Ozuna's DFA just hours before the game, and b) that Cowley was there to witness said hypothetical moment. Ignore all that and focus on the rest:
[After the game] Contreras walked out of the clubhouse, obviously disturbed by the news.
He wasn't as upset as his manager.
''[Bleep] Jose Contreras,'' Guillen said. ''Nobody in this organization is more upset or sad than Ozzie Guillen. Nobody.
It's easy to see the Cowley is trying to form a narrative. What if Count was just walking off pissed because he gave it up to a shitty Royals team? It's obvious that he's creating the story and not reporting. He prodded Guillen about Contreras and Ozzie responded like Ozzie always does. Ozzie should have just said, "fuck Joe Cowley. Who is this guy, some Ozuna fanboy?" It's disengenous of Cowley to not print what the question was that he asked Guillen to prompt the response. I can just picture him prodding and prodding with his asinine line of questioning. Finally Ozzie flips and mission accomplished.
What is with Cowley? Does know anything about baseball? What has he done to earn his job? There are literally hundreds of bloggers who can both write more eloquently then he can while providing real insight about baseball. And that's why the Sun Times is doomed and the Internet continues to grow. It's the entitled opinion of the Sun Times and Crowley that has got them where they are today.
I've always wanted to say this: fuck'em.