deerayfan072 wrote: I honestly believe that the Rays are tired of the bad publicity, which is not Elijahs fault as much as it is the medias, but they may have no choice but to trade him. I think that it will be better for him to get out of this area, for his sake and his families sake. I think that the Rays have no choice becuase the media has jumoed on him and i do not think they will stop until he is gone, which puts the Rays in a hard spot
This is where I disagree. The Devil Rays can handle the media. Shut them out of the freaking ballpark. Friedman should tell the Times where to stick it. Hell most people probably have not noticed, but we have a pretty competitive baseball team this year. We are a little under .500, but with any kind of pen at all and we could possibly be 3 or 4 games over .500. There are plenty of positive things to write about with this Devil Ray team, and of course just like all teams there are some negatives to write about as well, so Friedman should really put the Times in their place. In other words, Just Leave Dukes alone. Let him play ball, and quit force feeding this crap down our throats
about how many kids he has.
Great post, raiders. I couldn't agree more.
Adam, the DFO has been reactive regarding this whole situation. It's about time they become proactive.
How did the DFO like being misquoted? Because now they are only experiencing a tiny piece of the horror that Dukes must endure every single day by these slime that masquerade as journalists at the SPT.
It would appear from the outside that the DFO is so afraid of the press-specifically the SPT- that they are willing to lose assets-which translates into lost revenues and lost equity for the entire organization-to placate the tabloid trash known as the St. Petersberg Times.
Here is what the DFO can due to stop this crap once and for all:
Hold a press conference-invite all of the media-not just the SPT.
The scope of the press conference would be to list-chronologically-every single slanted piece of slanted, biased, inaccurate, racist, "articles" masking as "journalism.
The DFO would, at this press conference, show clearly a pattern of racist laced, hate provoked responses. You need look no further than the "talk back" section of the online edition to see where I am coming from. Incorporated into the press conference, the DFO would show clearly where the SPT failed-on every single occasion-to disclose the entire story, while generating racist, hate filled responses from their readers.
The DFO can clearly show, at this press conference-look no further than the tape of the Duke's interview and how the SPT portrayed the interview (they know the majority of readers will not bother to listen to the poscast-and the few that did only focused on his speech). Then the DFO can clearly show how they, themselves were misquoted and slanted in today's edition of the Slander Pete Times.
The DFO can announce, on a national basis, that based on the racist agenda of the SPT, and their conduct regarding misquoting the DFO, that they are suspending the following individuals from their clubhouse:
The DFO would then announce an immediate revocation of the paper distribution at the ballpark.
The DFO would then call for a state-wide boycott of the St. Petersberg Times-to the readers and to the advertisers of the paper.
The DFO could call upon the leaders of tha NAACP to stand side by side during this press conference.
This press conference and press release would generate national attention to the reckless journalism at the SPT-which would inevitably lead to a crushing blow to their advertising revenues.
And, as you know, being politically correct means exposing racism at all levels.
You may think this is harsh, but I would tell you that in the long run, the SPT needs to be put down before they decide to run the next potential superstar out of town with their lies, slants & biases.
The SPT is bad for business-it's as simple as that. Hopefully, Stu & Andrew will finally put their feet down and see the light.