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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Tim Brown's Nightmares

Let's see, when Tim Brown falls asleep in Arte Moreno's top bunk at night, what does he dream about:

1) The top of the Angels order, representing roughly 30 million dollars in payroll, going 0 for 19?

2) My new 40-year-old centerfield, the flagship paragon of "what's wrong with the Dodgers today" starting the season a cool 7 for 40, with the same number of home runs as a certain embattled Dodger first baseman.

3) Questionable defense that costs the Angels yet another game?

4) A manager who has one of the top five pitchers in baseball but Garneresquely refuses to use him?

I've seen a Plaschke cry, I've seen a Simers lie, I've seen a Shaikin write like he was high. But I think I'll have seen about everything, when I see Tim Brown...stop treating baseball like his junior high prom, and start coming up with semi-original thoughts that aren't intruded upon by random Moreno-induced orgasms.

Thank you.

UPDATE: Brown's embarrassing nomination of Arte Moreno to win the Nobel Peace Prize appears to have finally, mercifully, passed behind the Times' archive wall, or I would link to it yet again, that we may bathe in all of its baseball-porn glory, ruminating on this wonderful organization that drives Tim Brown to the very depths of ecstacy. May it rest in peace. While no self-respecting organization would allow him to write about the Angels anymore, that, self-evidently, does not eliminate the Los Angeles Times from allowing him to do so.


  • Funny stuff.

    By Blogger Mr. Landon, at 4/16/2005 08:44:00 PM  

  • Has Brown written more than one story praising (or over-praising) the Angels? I can only remember the opening week piece.

    By Blogger Jon, at 4/16/2005 09:45:00 PM  

  • Wasn't that enough?

    By Blogger Steve, at 4/16/2005 10:04:00 PM  

  • Personally, I think it was enough for some of your responses but now it's feeling like overkill. Brown has moved on. Don't hold me to this analogy, but if Plaschke were writing as much about Valentin's Opening Day error as you are writing about what you consider Brown's Opening Day error, you'd think that was overkill, right?

    By Blogger Jon, at 4/16/2005 10:20:00 PM  

  • The issue is not whether he was "wrong." The issue is bias.

    When Tim Brown hits .350 with 8 RBIs in his next four columns, then we'll talk about something else. So far, his track record, when not desperate to find something else to write about other than the Dodgers, is to regurgitate moronisms regarding Paul DePodesta and call Jeff Kent "break even" with Alex Cora. If he had written something like he did about, say, The Walt Disney Corp., he would not be writing for very much longer about the Walt Disney Corp. I am asking for the same standard here. Of course, the Times, being 1) an organization apparently filled with shameless hacks and 2) only able to afford industry-captured reporters after another 5.5% fall in circulation, will do no such thing.

    By Blogger Steve, at 4/16/2005 10:28:00 PM  

  • Now Henson, who writes legitimately good stuff, gets space. You get the space you deserve. Brown, no space. Henson, lots of space. Me, no space. You, lots of space.

    By Blogger Steve, at 4/16/2005 10:42:00 PM  

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