Complainer Complaining About Culture Of Complaint

↵Richard Sandomir's got a problem with you, twitter blogger tweety ↵guy who spends a lot of time complaining about how broadcasters are ↵biased against your team. And he's got a complaint ↵about the culture: ↵

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↵⇥Fox's Joe Buck and Tim ↵⇥McCarver are in their 12th World Series together -- time enough to ↵⇥become Exhibits A and ↵⇥B in the culture of complaint, postseason edition. No announcer goes ↵⇥unscathed, not with myriad outlets existing to help fans vent their ↵⇥belief in the biases and mistakes of those who call the games. ↵⇥
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↵⇥One can only imagine how Howard Cosell would react to being an object ↵⇥of derision by Tweeters. ↵
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↵Howard Cosell would react like he reacted to everything: ↵sighing wearily and wishing he had more scotch. ↵

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↵Setting aside the idea that Richard Sandomir is surprised that large ↵sections of the population motivated enough to post anonymous notes ↵about sports teams happen to be dumb conspiracy theorists, I have a ↵complaint about Richard Sandomir's complaint about the culture of ↵complaint. Richard Sandomir is part of it. ↵

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↵Sandomir spent a ↵thousand words just a month ago ripping ↵Chip "Fisted" Caray a new orifice via which to bumble out ↵incorrect reports of base hits: ↵

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↵⇥No one in the production truck could rescue him from his 10th-inning ↵⇥classic faux pas during the Twins-Tigers ↵⇥tie breaker Tuesday night. Caray called the ↵⇥Twins' Nick Punto's sharply hit liner to left field this way: "Line ↵⇥drive. Base hit. Caught out there. The runner tags. Throw to the plate. ↵⇥On target. And in time! A double play." ↵⇥
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↵⇥My ears quivered in amazement at hearing a very obvious lineout ↵⇥called a single as smoothly as Caray did. ↵⇥
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↵⇥It's baseball, as never taught by Prof. Vin ↵⇥Scully. ↵
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↵There's more and more and more; I like to envision the piece as a ↵raving lunatic's take on Chip Caray (FISTED!) burnished to a smooth ↵New York Times polish by a harried editor. The piece doesn't ↵just linger on Caray's (FISTED!) ineptness, it delves into truly trivial ↵complaints about how many passed balls Jorge Posada has allowed and ↵unwise production decisions. Richard Sandomir is seriously angry, ↵you guys, and is going to use his bully pulpit to complain about it. ↵

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↵This is not logging onto Facebook to lob accusations of Tim ↵McCarver's anti-Yankees bias*, but neither is it zen-like acceptance of ↵the things you cannot change. As always, the lesson is: the internet ↵remembers everything. ↵

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↵*(Tim McCarver's bias is not against the Yankees but logic and, more ↵generally, the future of humanity. This has been amply ↵demonstrated by the late, great Fire Joe Morgan.) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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