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And the Winner of the Crap Local Sports Article of the day is...

Mark Purdy of the merc. First, he celebrates himself as a "one man non-clamorer" with regard to Manny in the offseason. Maybe only if he listens to Ralph and Damon Lame, but much of the internet community, and most of the Giants beat reporters were decidedly cool to the idea. Hmmm....a writer criticizing a player as being selfish while simultaneously exhibiting no little amount of hubris himself..... And then, the logic is mostly crap. Manny's problem isn't so much being selfish as foolish. And then he goes on to provide an ignorantly speculative Intentional Fallacy in his second point (which still doesn't even make his point). Thanks Mark Purdy. You could have written an interesting piece here on this great day of Dodger Failure. Instead, you provide a sterling example of one the reasons the newspapers are dying: for every good sports journalist (such as Baggs, Shulmann, Haft), there are those like you, an empty mouthpiece of whom a potential reader can ignore, and select any number of blogs, almost at random, that provide ten fold the insight you have.

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