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01-09-2013, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe View Post
He'd have caught heat for that...and a lot of other things this day in age. Modern press would eat him alive.

Roberto Clemente was just as off the wall than Manny he'd be crucified if he was a modern athlete.
I agree completely. Modern press and social media scrutinize everything excessively -- often not in the context of the bigger picture. Ted Williams would not have fared particularly well in today's age -- same with a whole host of players.

Many of us enjoyed Derek Sanderson's new book -- imagine him in today's world! He'd never get out alive.

My point was simply that raising the point that Ted Williams somehow cut out on the Red Sox for the final three games in a season he told everyone far and wide at the outset was his last is just plain silly -- and that would be true in any age or media situation.

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