Every once in a while, a columnist writes something so silly and pointless that even newspaper website commenters recognize it as a waste of pixels.
Such was the case when AJC’s Terence Moore decided to delve into the issue of who should get credit for drafting Chipper Jones.
Moore, it seems, got a call from Hank Aaron, who wanted to bitch about Bobby Cox taking the credit for drafting Jones. Aaron recalls Cox wanted to draft Todd Van Poppel and Cox says…well, who freaking cares what Cox says? Why are we even talking about this? Does this matter at all?
Moore’s investigation into who wanted to draft Chipper was so random and unnecessary that even AJC.com’s readers recognized it as a giant waste of time. Here’s what some of the commenters had to say:
September 23, 2008 5:04 PM
Ran out of ideas to write about there Terence? Time to give Romie a call, maybe he’ll get you back on the set!
September 23, 2008 5:08 PM
What does it matter!!!!!!!!!
By 1966 Braves fan
September 23, 2008 5:22 PM
Just not the kind of journalism I like to see.
Glad you got your story. Quite sure it made you feel better.
September 23, 2008 5:29 PM
You know Terrance, to pick at something like this is just baiting the public, which I have to say is THE ONE thing you are expecially good at. I know it`s been a tough year for the Braves but, you should be ashamed to toss this He said, They said, pile of krap fuel onto the fire.
September 23, 2008 5:51 PM
Terrance — thanks for wasting space on the internet. You need to get a day job!!!
You see what you did Terence? You took a group of people who can never agree on anything and you brought them to common ground. These are people who spell crap with a ‘k’ — and yet even they could recognize that writing this piece was a bad idea.
What makes this column especially stupid is that Moore’s peg seems to be Jones’ pursuit of the batting title:
This is the same Jones who is closing in on a batting title to grace his resume, which already includes a National League MVP award, more home runs than any switch hitter not named Mickey Mantle or Eddie Murray, and a World Series ring.
Of course, when Moore says Jones is closing in, he means backing in. Jones has been relegated to pinch-hitting duty lately due to a sore shoulder. So it seems an odd time to celebrate Jones’ greatness. Moreover, this expose into the Aaron-Cox cat fight does nothing to laud Chipper and only serves to make Aaron look petty.
Even your commenters can see that, Terence.