You know what will be fun? When this whole stupid "mainstream media vs. blogs" debate ends in this sports, like it (mostly) has in the political world. (When Joe Klein and Andrew Sullivan have blogs, it's time to let the fight go, Mr. Reilly.) What we will likely need, in the first step toward conciliation, is immediate, clear common ground, a topic on which we can all agree. Here's our suggestion: Our mutual hatred for the work of Jay Mariotti.
You saw how popular he is around these parts, but they're coming after him even harder in his own newsroom. Mariotti has been flogging White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen for years now — perhaps because Guillen called Mariotti a "fag" a couple of years ago. This is not helping the Chicago Sun-Times reporters do their jobs, and they're lashing out at Mariotti, in print and in person.