Sunday, December 06, 2009

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Daily News Mets Article Revised To Omit "Latin" Mention

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Very interesting.   This morning, the online version of the Daily News contained the line below.  I could not believe it, blogged about it, and even emailed a few friends.   Here is the line as it was online this morning.

Mets? Did somebody say the Mets? They won't spend the money for Holliday, Bay or Lackey and apparently, they're only interested in signing low-budget Latin players, having shown little or no interest in Byrd, Figgins, DeRosa, Wolf or even Staten Island's Jason Marquis, while waiting for their markets to come to them. At the same time, the Phillies and Braves wasted no time in addressing their needs. Sad.


Presently (8:02pm) it says:

Mets? Did somebody say the Mets? They won't spend the money for Holliday, Bay or Lackey and apparently, they're only interested in signing low-budget players, having shown little or no interest in Byrd, Figgins, DeRosa, Wolf or even Staten Island's Jason Marquis, while waiting for their markets to come to them. At the same time, the Philliesand Braves wasted no time in addressing their needs. Sad.

Look, I'm not insane, I'm not going to destroy my site's credibility by throwing the word Latin in there to cause a ruckus.  It was there.  I have no idea how it got there, and maybe it was unfairly attributed to Madden by whoever posted it online.  I have no idea, but it was there.  The only editing I made to the text was to put spaces back in around the blue text (when you copy the Daily News site's text to a Blogger template it tends to crunch the text, look after the word Phillies for an example of the scrunching), and I changed the text attributed to the URL, otherwise it looks like this:


Read more:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2009/12/05/2009-12-05_gentlemen_start_your_wallets_gms_rev_their_engines_with_baseball_winter_meetings.html?page=1#ixzz0YxeNqs7c

As I said this morning, it was stunning to me to think a respected columnist would print that view.   If anyone has the newspaper version of the article I'd be curious to know what that version says.  I'd be curious to know how the word got in the original version, and how it came to be revised.

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5 Responses to "Daily News Mets Article Revised To Omit "Latin" Mention"
SINYMETS said :
December 6, 2009 at 9:00 PM
I have a copy of Sunday's Daily News right here in front of me as Exhibit A that Madden wrote about "low budget Latin players" The News can delete it from the web version but the hard copy is hard evidence
osh41 said :
December 6, 2009 at 10:20 PM
hey there Mets POLICE - Osh41 here and yes you are not nuts (well about this one) I was on my blackberry in FLA last night and read it online for sure. was surprised Madden took that shot at the Mets. It was there, no doubt about it.
CMG said :
December 6, 2009 at 11:09 PM
Come on Shannon, do you really think that was an accident? Madden's post-Willie Randolph Mets articles have been firmly anti-Mets.

An editor realized that Madden played Godwin's Law with the Mets and had to remove because there were either complaints from readers or better yet, members of the organization.
jryall said :
December 7, 2009 at 7:14 AM
The newspaper version of Madden's column reads:
"low-budget Latin players." That's how it was
printed.
December 7, 2009 at 7:44 AM
Thanks to everyone for the updated information, and it's interesting that it was in the hard copy of the News.

I wonder what process caused the change on the website?

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