April 21, 2011

In 2011 this is still an issue?

Hey, look! Baseball has a new paternity leave policy, and some sportswriter objects to a guy taking advantage of it.

Troglodytes abound, but particularly in the oh-so-macho environs of the press box.

Posted by Linkmeister at April 21, 2011 01:01 PM | TrackBack

It's like a blast from the past.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner at April 21, 2011 02:52 PM

My goodness.

I notice that Lewis's teammates and manager are quoted as supporting his decision, unlike the example you cite, Kuff.

Posted by: Linkmeister at April 21, 2011 03:28 PM

Yes, that is a big difference between the two. I seem to recall the local sportswriters were hard on David Williams back in 1993 as well, but the Houston Chronicle's archives are failing me. Anyway, this was the first thing I thought of when I clicked on your link.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner at April 21, 2011 04:06 PM

Sounds like the general consensus is that this guy is autotrolling: saying deliberately outrageous things to generate traffic for his blog and his radio show.

Posted by: Harold at April 21, 2011 06:42 PM