Gchat with Dave McKenna, March 10, 2014:
Whitson has at least one very funny story.
Some of these things are lies.
Prilosec, as needed.
It isn't so much that Biddle could've posted verbatim on Gawker what he wrote on Twitter. The idea is that if Gawker Media writers have something funny and caustic to say, it would serve everyone's interests—and certainly their own—for them to say it in some form on the website that pays them to write funny and…
Honest to god, and I say this knowing full well that you're not going to believe a word of it, what got our antennae twitching in the first place was the dude's bloviating about his high school football career (with a weird emphasis on having to play both ways, as if that were an anomaly). Here's the gchat that…
Barry can't drink for shit. I've never met a human who hangs over as easily as he does. We have some version of this conversation two-three times a month:
From the original story:
Email me anyway: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were good this week, and when we weren't good we were quite stupid, and when we were neither we were utterly fucking insane. Our new night guy Kevin Draper wrote smart things about important baseball contests (despite MLB's best efforts to sneak its postseason past us by scheduling games at odd hours and in exotic…
Oh, and Petchesky's contribution to the Derek Jeter/sportswriter slashfic genre was actually very good and very sweet.
We had a fine week despite our sacrificing Tuesday at the altar of inertia and dumbfuckery, after which I rallied the staff with a rousing pep talk in our Slack room:
I'm not sure where you got the idea that Barry was passing any kind of judgment on Schefter, beyond that lightly raised eyebrow at that Titans/Eagles bit. Also: This is not how all reporting works. This is how NFL reporting works.
I remember it well, and I also remember wondering why people weren't making any fuss over it. The context here is that Beane is in the middle of swinging a deal that'll net him the immortal Ricardo Rincon. I'd make a distinction between the Schefter stuff described above and what Beane and Gammons are up to here. In…