Jay Mariotti on Frank Thomas in his May 9th article
We've seen Frank the Head Case before. Good thing the act is playing elsewhere, so he can be another city's problem. "I'm just shocked I'm hitting under .200,'' Thomas said. "I know what I can do, but I'm not able to get in a groove. I don't understand it.''
Imagine if Williams ran a ballclub according to The Big Blurt's rationale.
Jay Mariotti on Frank Thomas in his May 23nd article
Now, as he was shoving a second-inning home run up Ken Williams' piehole and torching the team that dumped him and wounded his ego, there was nothing but a loud, respectful standing ovation from 39,000 fans.
And I felt good for him.
But not as good as I felt for him three innings later, when he took another mighty swing off the struggling Jon Garland and -- was that Williams exiting the ballpark? -- launched another ball into the left-field stands.
This is a classic example of something jaythejoke.com refers to as "The Mariotti Flip." Two weeks ago the guy is lambasting Frank and praising Williams for getting rid of him. This week? He's as happy as a schoolboy watching Frank hit dingers at the Cell and acting as if two home runs make Williams look like a fool.
There is no consistancy from week to week. He simply picks something inflamatory, gets out his thesaurus and starts writing.
That's what makes this cheap shot, from Tuesday's article sting:
Guillen had asked them to honor Thomas and not act like Cleveland fans, who foolishly booed Thome in his homecoming earlier this month. Like sheep, Ozzie's disciples followed his orders.
Screw you, Jay. How dare you accuse Sox fans of being sheep just because they were smart enough to ignore your columns regularly trying to incite hatred towards Frank. He is the greatest hitter in the history of the Sox. Of course their fans are going to cheer for him. They are intelligent, unlike you. Again, you know nothing about Chicago sports, or Chicago sports fans. So please go away.