Sports writers under attack! First Ron Mon now Mariotti
First rule of the “Op Ed” world: If you’re gonna dish it, better be ready to eat it.
On a more serious scale, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is calling Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti a “fag” for his write up’s on the Sox pitching.
Guillen is giving the whole “well in my country, ‘fag’ doesn’t mean what it does here” defense.
Actually Ozzie, like many words in English (and Spanish), “fag” has several meanings of varying offense. You can call your buddy at a bar a “fag” for not hitting on a girl and - while in bad taste - can probably get away with it. But if you ever call someone that in front of a zillion reporters, guess what? You’re toast.
In typical Guillen fashion, he defended his attack rather apologize to Mariotti or to any of the audience he’s offended.
Guillen could have just called Mariotti a “pansy“, which I’ve been dubbed twice in a matter of hours for backing the LPGA (once by my Zen-like boss, the same boss Ron Mon is courting on the blog boards)
As for Baldwin v. Ron Mon, perhaps Chris’ hate mail has run dry and he needs his fix, so he’s back on the offensive.
That being said, Ron Mon has demonstrated his mastery of the suck-up. Now it’s time to see his battle scribe!
By the way. . .how come no one ever goes after Dot Wong?
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Let me just say this: You guys don't want me, you don't want any part of sweet, little me.
... Dot Wong ...
You can't answer a charge of being too uncontroversial with "May I please be allowed to speak?" What about a prediction? Michelle Wie will/will not win the US Women's Open.
Are you saying Ron Mon likes to monkey, err, Monkee around?
BTW, Mike Nesmith is no relation, sadly. I could use some of that Liquid Paper dough!