Trash Talkin’: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch vs. the New York Daily News

I just love some good, friendly (or not so friendly) trash talk. It just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.

From Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk comes this:

After nearly a decade of hearing about the lack of civility in modern online media, allow me to be the first to chant “one of us … one of us … we accept you” at the folks behind the fun dust-up between the New York Daily News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over Johan Santana‘s no-hitter from Friday night.

First volley:*  The Post-Dispatch’s placing a large asterisk (*) on the Johan Santana no-hitter in its Saturday morning edition, pictured to the right.

Return volley:* The New York Daily News, today:

“Apparently, the Post-Dispatch couldn’t locate the asterisk key while Mark McGwire (the current Cardinals hitting coach) was swatting 220 steroid-aided home runs while a member of the Cardinals and setting bogus records in St. Louis.”

Burn.

Of course the best thing about this is that, when print media is involved, it takes three days for a flame war to develop.  I think Mets and Cardinals fans online had this thing argued out, hashed over and then resolved before midnight on Friday.

Perhaps the funniest part of Craig’s post, though I do love the Daily News 110%, spot on return volley, was this “update” Calcaterra posted a few hours after his piece first appeared on the web.

“*Bonus points to the NYDN I-Team Twitter feed for noting that, while it may take print media three days to have a flame war, they can at least spell, which I could not, having originally spelled it “volly.”  Touche, print media. Touche.”

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2 comments

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