Monday, November 22, 2004

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your PR Flacks Yearning To Breathe Free

Ugh. In an overly-cliched, sycophantic puff piece, one of the writers for MLB.com dotes over Jim Bowden. It's filled with wonderful analysis such as:
Snap, crackle, pop. Three of the four biggest sounds out of the hot stove so far have been Bowden babies....

But then, Bowden knew all that. Bowden had Guillen in Cincinnati. Bowden really liked Guillen in Cincinnati....

And get this, Bowden started working on the trade with Angels GM Bill Stoneman even before Bowden was hired. That's how eager he was. He also knew he wanted to make Guillen one of his first moves....

Could there be more in store along those lines?

Could he be working on a deal to have Ken Griffey Jr. finish up his Hall of Fame career in the national's capital? Or might he trade for Sean Casey, so the affable first baseman can run for office while hitting .320?

You never know with Jim Bowden.

You don't even know how long he'll be the GM. But you know it will be interesting and fun.

And that's the best part of having a new team in town.

The whole article reads like something from some 1950s pulp magazine. It's really quite effective of you read it in the voice Danny DeVito used in LA Confidential when narrating stories of his gossipy rag.