The Chicago Tribune employs a guy named Steve Rosenbloom as a sports columnist. He is paid to create all manner of Rosen-themed content. The Rosen-blog, the Rosen-vlog, the Rosen-rant, on and on ad infinitum. This week his rant subject was a half-baked conspiracy theory, suggesting the on-air anti-umpire diatribes of Ken “The Hawk” Harrelson breed contempt for the Pale Hose and, in the long run, cost the team ballgames.
There are few things in the world more satisfying than the thought of Hawk Harrelson suffering but this suggestion is nothing short of insane. Even more insane: implying team ownership might reprimand Harrelson in an effort to curb his umpire criticism. What kind of a world are we living in, I mean really?