Neate touched on this briefly in his Zen Dayley today, but there has been some great reading lately for those that like to see public figures take swipes at each other—with the blogosphere providing colour commentary.
A couple days ago Mike Toth allowed callers to rip on Mike Wilner during the first hour of Prime Time Sports. Wilner responded in his blog (after calling in to defend himself). Drunk Jays Fans then ripped on Toth (pretty viciously, actually) causing Wilner to reference DJF on his show the next night.
Then today Toth actually responded to DJF in an e-mail that is posted on the site.
Who needs TV?
I’m not a fan of Toth’s style but I will agree with one point he made in the letter. If a broadcaster can criticize an athlete that same broadcaster better be prepared to take a little criticism him or herself. Whether the critique of Wilner—that he is condescending—is fair is up for debate. He doesn’t suffer fools, that’s for sure. And the annoyance in his voice when someone starts a call by saying “How are you” is priceless. But, I don’t think he’s condescending so much as he’s confident.
I do think it’s time to panic about the Blue Jays, however. Of course, I felt that way in March.