Typically, we here at DGWU like to lay off the other two sports in the Big Four, because writing about Buffalo Sports is taxing enough. However, today, the infuriation levels aboard the Yachtsman's S.S. Bitch About are at an all-month high.
The direction of my bitchiness? Selena Roberts, shitty female sports reporter extraordinaire:
Shammon to Deadspin and illustrious Fat Man/Kansas City Star Gumshoe Jason Whitlock on exposing Roberts' essentially outright LIES about A-Roid.
As you may already know, Her Dumpness wrote a supposed "tell-all" on A-Roid's apparent lifelong steroid use. She managed to even squirt out a contrite apology from Lucky 13 on ESPN. However, the newest allegations, brought on by her new book "Who Cares About A-Rod's Steroid Use Let's Just Play Baseball Please I'm Trying To Escape The Crushing Depression Of Real Life And The Prospect Of Losing My Livelihood To Foreign Cheap Labor Can I Just Watch The Goddamn Game I Grew Up Loving Without Hearing Some Sanctimonious Fat Reporter Harp About PEDs" are INCREDIBLY FALSE AND BASED ON HEARSAY. How do I know? BECAUSE THIS IS THE SAME WOMAN WHO DID THE NEW YORK TIMES HIT JOB ON THE DUKE LACROSSE TEAM THREE YEARS AGO. So in just three years she turned into a journalist as opposed to being a liar? FAIL.
Also, while covering the book, the New York Times forgot to mention that most of the speculation on A-Rod's pitch tipping/high school steroid use/general meanness was information gained through the following Pulitzer-Prize Winning Method:
“Some of the accusations in the book are based on anonymous sources, and others are simply presented as knowledge the author has without an explanation of how the information was obtained.”
WTF?!?!??! Why is a book like this taking up THE ENTIRE WEEKEND'S COVERAGE ON ESPN AND ALL THE MAJOR SPORTS MEDIA OUTLETS????
I leave you with this: While in no way am I a Yankee fan or an A-Rod fan, I do believe in journalistic integrity from people who maintain the Mainstream Media is held to a higher plane. With that said, this woman should be stripped of her press credentials and thrown to the third tier of Yankee Stadium, where the Pinstripers are getting crushed 8-2 by the Angels in mid-June...
...we'll see how long she lasts.
Fair? I believe so.