We Don’t Care
A quick response to something that doesn’t deserve anything longer, from Baker’s Blog today:
But it wasn’t only this site that went quiet. Heard no debate about this anywhere else in the Seattle blogosphere the rest of the weekend. Funny, because other sites had plenty to say about the topic earlier in the week before Wagner spoke up and perhaps enlightened some people as to what actually does go on in a major league clubhouse.
You know why we didn’t talk about this ridiculous “talks to the media after the game” story anymore, Geoff? Because we don’t care. Do you know why we don’t care? Because it doesn’t matter to us.
You care, because it matters to you. It doesn’t matter to us. We don’t care if they talk to you or not. We don’t care if you want to equate talking to the media to being accountable. That’s your distinction, based on your experience as a reporter. People who aren’t reporters won’t draw that same distinction because they don’t care if ballplayers talk to the media or not. It doesn’t matter. You want it to matter, but it doesn’t. You can talk about accountability and playing together and being 25 guys going after the same goal all you want, but it’s all crap to give you something to write about because you just don’t want to write that this team isn’t any good because Jose Vidro, Richie Sexson, and Jarrod Washburn suck eggs.
And, really, if Billy Wagner’s on your side, you probably want to change sides.