Aw That's Cute, Leitch And Bissinger Make Up Over Beers And Dogs

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I got wind of this ahead of time but I figured that Leitch wanted it to be a surprise. In case you missed Bob Costas' Town Hall Meeting on Baseball last night, he had Will and Buzz Bissinger in the crowd and introduced them before the event began....

So sweet....they look like old friends and there's even some background on the idea....
Whose idea was this?
Costas'. He called me late last week and asked if I'd be down with it. I said sure, why not. This came 30 seconds before Bob crowed about how much he had helped my career, a claim I found specious, and said so. I'm not sure he listened. Anyway. Bob just said, "You should sit next to Buzz during the show, and drink beer together, and I'll make a joke about how baseball can bring anyone together." I happen to agree with this sentiment 100 percent, and, whatever, free beer.
The odd thing about all of this isn't that the two of them showed up together but that it was Costas' idea. The host spent most of yesterday giving interviews trying convince people not to watch if they wanted a recreation like the Leitch-Bissinger event, but hey...whatever works right?

The show itself wasn't anything special but it was somewhat entertaining. The group really only briefly touched on steroids and ticket prices and really seemed to serve as a forum to praise the players and Hall of Famers in the crowd. There's nothing wrong with that approach, and the stories are amazing, but that's not what I was expecting coming in. It's good to see everyone is getting along though. See that wasn't so hard was it?

Buzz And Me: An FAQ (Deadspin)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:57 AM


On a slight tangent, but I figured this would be appreciated by the readers and commenters over here. Fire Joe Morgan has some commentary on the new "blog that isn't a blog" by Murray Chass of the NY Times. Murray invites email comments but reminds visitors to "omit the obscenities", noting that "it will be a good test for bloggers and Red Sox fans to see if they can control themselves.

Of course, earlier in this intro to the not-a-blog, Murray made a point to "heartily applaud" Buzz Bissinger for his denouncing bloggers.

Gotta love such irony from a holier-than-thou, pretentious journalist.

James said...
Jul 17, 2008, 11:26:00 AM  

i'm getting really burned out on buzz.

re: chass's "unblog." there's no contact information on his unblog. he invites people to submit stories, but how? no email link, no email addy, no phone number, no snail mail addy, nothing.


and the guy could use a copy editor too.

Anonymous said...
Jul 17, 2008, 11:48:00 AM  

Props to Costas for hammering Current players for their steroid and greenie use, yet genuflecting all over Aaron, an admitted greenie user. What a hypocrite.

BF said...
Jul 17, 2008, 12:54:00 PM  

I was expecting something much different last night. When they say the show is going to be on the "State of the Game," I'm expecting segments on ticket prices, steroids, T.V. ratings, and that's it. If you want to praise Hall of Famers the entire show, then say that in up front. Don't give me this nonsense of the "State of the Game." They really only spent one segment on today's players.

SportsFanatic said...
Jul 17, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

You got wind of this ahead of time and didn't write it up? Just because you kind of know Will? That's bush league. How would you treat ESPN if they did the same thing?

AA Hates ESPN said...
Jul 17, 2008, 3:46:00 PM  

Huh? Dude, do you even read what you write before hitting submit? That makes the least sense out of all the nonsense you've "contributed" here.

Anonymous said...
Jul 17, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

Look, Colin, er, I mean aa hates espn, it's obvious you're nothing but a troll. Why don't you go back to collecting bridge fees or something...

Bruce said...
Jul 17, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

Bruce - AA Hates ESPN is actually Stuart Scott, who really doesn't like the new Deadspin Morning Wake Up Call.

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