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