Friday, May 23, 2008

Dead Willie Walking


I'd been meaning to get to matter of New York Mets manager Willie Randolph and the gasoline-infused firestorm that his innocuous comments on race created. Instead, m'man Tom Daniels penned a spectacular masterstroke on the subject right here.

Personally, I don't agree with some of Tom's larger points – which, I'll hopefully be able to articulate when I've got some time – but, it's an otherwise balanced perspective from a New Yorker whose got an intimate understanding of the NY fan base.

3 comments:

Tom said...

Cam: I think we can safely assume that there's no such thing as an "innocuous comment on race" with a 24-hour news cycle constantly begging to turn things into a story.

That Bootleg Guy said...

Sure there is. A comment like the one Randolph made was just a rhetorical observation until the media blew it out of proportion.

Ignore the noise.

Tom said...

That kinda my point. Is there any comment about race that the media won't blow out of proportion? You can't be surprised by it at this point.