Tuesday, June 19, 2007

People Talking

I was all set to respond to a post that recently went up on a new-ish blog all about Julio Franco and the Mets clubhouse and some Latino/non-Latino tensions, all attributed to anonymous sources, but then I wasn't sure it dignified response. I decided on a compromise of sorts. I'm too skeptical even to link to it, but it was covered by Deadspin so you can find it that way if you're curious. I will say this in response to one of the themes of the post: If Omar Minaya looked like Jim Duquette, no one would have ever breathed a word about a Latin bias vis-a-vis the Mets, youknowwhatI'msayin'? Period. You will not convince me otherwise.

There very well might be crankiness that crops up among non-Latinos on the team. Who knows? My point is that this is anonymously sourced and therefore makes for pretty useless rumormongering. The blog in question mentions Paul LoDuca as one of the unhappier white folks. LoDuca continues to say, whenever anyone asks, that he wants to retire as a Met.

Why am I mentioning this at all? Well, I think it's likely to kick up one of those little Internet stirs that might even make its way into the Post or something, and the FAN, if it hasn't already, and ostensibly we're here to give our unsolicited opinions on Mets-related stinks. So: I don't believe it. If it turns out to be true, well, I'll just be surprised, that's all.

There's happier things to think about today, anyway.


Mets2Moon said...

Is it that, or is it just that Will Leitch has to stir up the Anti-NY sentiment with his struggling Cardinals heading into Shea for 4 next week?

El Guapo said...

Possibly, but I don't want to knock the Spin on the same day they alert the world to the existence of this.

Anonymous said...

Why are you giving this irresponsible child any recognition whatsoever?

El Guapo said...

Anon: Two reasons. It's as good an opportunity as any to weigh in on the whole "Latino bias" thing that's always simmering out there, and as a sports blog, one of the interests around here is sports blogging - praise the good, call out the bad, wonder aloud about how to do it well, that sort of thing. I did think seriously about linking to it and I think I made the right choice in deciding not to.