September 11, 2008

SportingNews.com - The Sporting Blog - Molina Learns the Hard Way Not to Be on the Tracks When the Lilly Train's Coming Through

SportingNews.com - The Sporting Blog - Molina Learns the Hard Way Not to Be on the Tracks When the Lilly Train's Coming Through: "When you hear the name Ted Lilly, you probably think 'crafty lefty, decent stuff, a good middle rotation guy.' But when I think Ted Lilly, I think of two words: Bad."

4thebirds...
... And you can guess what the other word is.

Clean play, cheap shot, no matter. The point is that Ted Lilly is the example of old school baseball, the type that the Cubs need to make their way through the eons to glory. (And I do mean eons.)

There have been many stories that include last night's collision, and a few, like this one, that have zeroed in on the play. The odd thing is that all the stories seem to take the tone that Molina is the guy to be hated in all this.

Why? Because he's a catcher that got ran down by a base runner?

Happens all the time, by big burly base runners and diminutive base runners. It's part of the game.

And yes, Molina should've known better than assume a base runner is going to allow him a "gimme touch-out." But since when does Molina become the object of hatred?
I guess if the publication posting this wants to alienate Cardinal Nation, so be it. We'd appreciate it, however, if they stated the publication's bias in the title or subtitle, perhaps, something that says certain players get the "up slant" and and others get blindsided.
Just wondering if the writer hates the St. Louis Cardinals, or Yadier Molina in particular, or perhaps his ethnicity? After all, he was run down by a "Lilly" white Caucasian. See? That Card don't play.
Clean play, cheap shot? Don't matter. Fair reporting does matter.