Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The New York Times gets it right ... and then gets it wrong

A short New York Times editorial today on the Ozzie Guillen fiasco started off by making an excellent point...
For the crime of expressing a strange support for an unpopular Communist dictator, Ozzie Guillen, the manager of the Miami Marlins, has been banished from the dugout for five games. It may be the first time that baseball has punished political speech, and it would be considered an over-the-top reaction anywhere but South Florida.
But then the author blew it by writing this:
[Guillen] was brought on to increase the popularity of the team among Latinos, particularly after it relocated to a new stadium in the heart of Little Havana, where attendance is just as bad as it was in the old stadium.
Really? Attendance is just as bad?

Former Miami New Times writer Robert Andrew Powell wants to know how they arrived at that conclusion.

Today, on Facebook, he wrote: "How can they write that attendance is just as bad at the new stadium? There's only been one game, a sellout."

1 comment:

  1. Another reason to avoid the NYT!

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