• Rangers’ Wilson Blog Comments Backfire

    Posted by on February 27th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    From the Dallas Morning News with a hat tip to BaseballThinkFactory.org:

    The exhibition season hasn’t yet started, and already Texas Rangers closer C.J. Wilson has found himself in a jam.

    In his own clubhouse.

    Wilson recently made comments about his teammates’ lack of political education in an ESPN.com article and then made subsequent posts on a Rangers-related blog that referred to the average major leaguer by an obscene remark. On Tuesday, teammates confronted him about the comments.

    I guess this would qualify as a “bad incident.” Given the recent news about Yankees players having blogs, I wonder if this situation will give cause for the Yankees to take a preemptive strike, using the Rangers as an example, and start to tell players that cyberspace is a no-go?

    Comments on Rangers’ Wilson Blog Comments Backfire

    1. February 27th, 2008 | 10:18 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised, but I would hope not.

      This isn’t a matter of blogs or websites or radio or TV or MySpace. It’s simply a matter of knowing what to say and what not to say. For example, if Mr. Wilson had said the very same thing to a reporter, would his teammates not confronted him? They only confronted him because it was a blog? Of course not. So, it’s just not fair to label one form of media as negative when it really comes down to knowing what to say – to any form of media.

      Patrick

    2. Inconnu
      February 27th, 2008 | 12:52 pm

      Why don’t the Yankees have their bloggers run what they post past the PR department???? No problems.

    3. Rich
      February 27th, 2008 | 2:02 pm

      So the Yankees should take action because one player is an intolerant jerk? Um, OK.

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