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Friday, November 23, 2007

Crashburn Alley: Conlin’s Losing Numbers

I can’t help it, I love Bill Conlin. 

Conlin’s delicate E-mail answers to Bill B’s questions…

Know what, pal? Bash this. . .Tell your bloggers, my career against theirs. . .

and the gagaroostic second ...

Don’t you need to contact the 30 electors–including the two Mets beat writers–who failed to give write a single first place vote instead of a commentator who does not vote for the awards. You’re a Mets fan and you had your little bubble of arrogance and smugness burst. Your team choked big time, an epic gagaroo. At least the 1964 Phillies had an excuse–they were probably no more than the Cardinals, Reds, Braves, Dodgers and Giants that year. One question: When a Mets team chokes in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a gagging sound? Next time bring more to the table than wishful fan numbers that bear no semblance to reality. I wonder how it feels to be the Phillies #####.

Repoz Posted: November 23, 2007 at 01:03 PM | 106 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. base ball chick Posted: November 25, 2007 at 07:44 PM (#2624744)
alex,

so do you believe that as a blogger i got NO business writing any email, no matter how polite, to any baseball writer, disagreeing with anything he/she said? that it is disrespectful?

what exactly makes a blogger different from any other reader of the column?
   102. Lassus Posted: November 25, 2007 at 07:54 PM (#2624749)
I gotta say, Alex, the supervisor in question doesn't sound mature enough to be in charge of people. That story is indicative of good leadership behavior?

Should she be fired? No. But if perhaps she has a raft of other issues, or even any questions about her work, I would definitely think something like that would be a significant - and justified - mark against her.

Also, you are arguing emotions and insinuations vs. explicit behavior. The employee in question may have really thought they was kidding about her age, maybe they were referring to a conversation that was heard some other time, maybe they were simply clueless about how they sounded, and maybe they were definitely being being a weaaselly asshat. Doesn't really matter, it is open to interpretation as you implied. If they WERE being a jerk, is it how they should have acted? Are they good people? Hell no, two times.

There's NO QUESTION, however, no interpretation to a \"#### YOU!" tantrum from a person in a position of authority. It's childish, churlish, jerkish, and betrays a lack of leadership in my opinion.
   103. PerroX Posted: November 25, 2007 at 08:36 PM (#2624768)
BCC -- you have the right to email anyone you please, disagree with anyone you please, write it however you please.

They have the same rights in response.

Ultimately, Conlin is outnumbered and outgunned, no matter how many readers he has or how few the blogger has.

Would we all be better off if Conlin routinely hits "delete" on blogger emails?
   104. PerroX Posted: November 25, 2007 at 08:53 PM (#2624777)
erik --

1. No favoritism, for or against -- she doesn't pull punches for anyone.

2. Supervisors should be allowed to be human. And there's a difference between an honest question and a barb. She expressed herself. The more professional, "nice" supervisors wouldn't have responded, but put a black mark in their mental notebook and saboutaged you when you weren't looking.

3. Supervisors should be allowed a human response to an insult. Ideally, you don't cuss someone out, but in this case, it was an effective way to deliver the message.

She doesn't routinely jump down people's throats. She'll help you when you need help, she'll do the same job you're doing. She gets the job done, and gets it done effectively. She will stand up for employees against senior management. There's a reason she was the one who received the apology, a reason she's got the respect of the people who make a difference at work. They may not all like her, but they respect her.

Give me all those things and occasional abrasiveness and "unprofessionalism" over smilin' faces, backstabbing, and blatant favoritism towards those who toe the company line while doing little or nothing to aid in getting the job done.
   105. base ball chick Posted: November 25, 2007 at 09:35 PM (#2624800)
alex,

to answer your question - yes. he SHOULD hit delete, as he considers all of us scum who have no right to write in the first place.

would you feel different if he had used the word "spick" or "nigga" or "hebrew" instead of "blogger"
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