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Carlton's problems with reporters seem to have begun in 1973, when he lost 20 games, after going 27-10 just the year before.
The critics came out en masse, one of them Bill Conlin, baseball writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, who wrote that Carlton's 1973 performances were adversely affected by too much time on the banquet circuit.
Carlton began to be skeptical of newspapers and television, and for the next several years, he spoke sporadically and only to specific reporters.
"He never admitted to me the reason," said Rick Wise, a hunting buddy of Carlton's who, ironically, was the man the Phillies traded to St. Louis in 1972 to get the lefthander. "But apparently, some writer got into his private life.
"He was so hurt, so bitter, he didn't want to give anyone a chance to do it again."
What was his HOF ballot this year?
Conspiracy theory time: Might he have been the original Deadspin voter? Once you reach "notorious pedophile and child-rapist", your reputation can't really go down from there. He had a fairly close personal relationship with A.J. Daulerio, Deadspin's former editor. And if he had medical problems, that would explain why Deadspin ended up calling an audible to Plan LeB.
On the other hand, I believe Deadspin has said that their original voter will be doing it next year.
Yeah, but they said that before Conlin died, so I don't think that rules it out.
Is Sandusky's charity still operating?
I'll never be able to support any writer from the "Conlin" ERA for the writers wing of the HOF. How can I know which one was a pedophile and which wasn't ? So I'll never vote for any of them, just to be safe.
Nonprofit organizations exist to perpetuate themselves. In this case they ultimately transferred their assets to another organization, with the employees of course going along for the ride, and the entity known as "The Second Mile" will go out of existence if it hasn't already.
Is this true, Ray? The Second Mile employees went along with the assets to a new organization in the area? I shouldn't be shocked but whoa.
Well, sort of. They transferred the Second Mile's assets to another charity that performed similar types of work, Arrow Child & Family Ministries, but that charity had been engaging in operations in PA since at least 2007 (the Google is sketchy, but that's the first PA-specific mention of them that I can find). They were chosen from a group of 15 applicants by the Second Mile's board.
A lot of the existing staff and volunteers did move over to Arrow as well, but since the Second Mile was a mentorship program, that makes sense: It allows the kids who were being served by it to remain in contact with their existing mentors, rather than foisting them off on some stranger they don't know or trust. Arrow also did extensive background checks on all the transferring staff, to make sure there weren't any sheep among the goats. Given the generally shitty situation, I think that's an OK resolution.
Why shouldn't there be a new charitable organization in the area to replace the one which people loved for decades but turned out to be run by a bad guy?
I doubt Bill Colin was looking to help out a charity during the last days of his life.
I don't see a reason to let people who either allowed Sandusky to operate or were too stupid to see what was happening be involved in another children's charity.
The CEO of Second Mile, Jack Raykovitz, was informed by Curley of the shower incident. Raykovitz was required by law to report his knowledge to the state's department of public welfare. Raykovitz failed to do so, merely reporting the incident to some board members.
How about the Man-Boy Love Association? (What, too soon?)
Raykovitz has no connection to Arrow, and wasn't involved in their selection as the recipient for the Second Mile's assets.
It turns out that NAMBLA is largely defunct these days, as a result of expenses incurred in fighting a lawsuit.
Yes, but the number of people who knew or should have known was broader than Raykovitz.
For starters at least two other board members knew of the shower incident.
I thought that Conlin was allegedly being inappropriate with little girls. Did he go both ways with his perversion?
McCarthy was at the height of his powers, just before Walter Cronkite exposed him to the general populous.
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