Fox cheated Phillies fans

Manny Ramirez superseded the Phillies-Mets game as Fox small-screened the action to follow Ramirez's return.
Manny Ramirez superseded the Phillies-Mets game as Fox small-screened the action to follow Ramirez's return.
Posted: July 06, 2009

From: Ford, Bob

To: Fitzpatrick, Frank; Salisbury, James T.

Subject: Mannycam

We're renaming this "Talkin' Sense" this week since Gonzodud is on vacation (although how we will tell he's on vacation is anyone's guess).

I was appalled on Saturday when Fox kept cutting away or small-screening the Phils-Mets game to give extra-special coverage to the at-bats of Manny Ramirez, noted dope cheater just returned from suspension. I was in the press box and the Fox feed was on the monitors. You couldn't see the replays of the Phils' game because Pajama Man was all over the thing. Is "appalled" too strong a word? Your thoughts?

From: Salisbury, James T.

To: Ford, Bob; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

Cutaways should be reserved for milestone hits (500th homer; 3,000th hit) or no-hitters. Fox was trying to capitalize on this clown's controversy-driven celebrity. There's no way they would have done this if he didn't get caught taking mommy juice. Total pimping on their part.

From: Ford, Bob

To: Salisbury, James T.; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

Where's Frank? He must be listening to the game on his old crystal set. I'll send a carrier pigeon over with the message. We are in total agreement on this one, Jimmy, and that's how Talkin' Sense is going to be this week. Reasonable people making reasonable comments. Fox should be ashamed of itself, although I'm not sure that's possible. There couldn't have been one person in America who said, "I think I'll watch the Phillies-Mets game because there might be bonus coverage of Mannyball's historic second game back."

From: Salisbury, James T.

To: Ford, Bob; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

Frank's home with his Puddin' Head Jones shirt on, surfing the Web for a NASCAR note of the week. By the way, why are we e-mailing each other when we're sitting right next to each other?

From: Ford, Bob

To: Salisbury, James T.; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

Because that's the way Cohen wants it and you and I never, never disagree with how Cohen wants things done. By the way, move your scorebook. It's getting in my way. Freaking righthanders.

From: Fitzpatrick, Frank

To: Salisbury, James T.; Ford, Bob

Subject: Mannycam

It's nice to be talking with two guys who remember Andy Etchebarren and Peanut Chews.

No cutaways today. Manny isn't even playing. Probably got an advance look at the Padres' hideous camouflage tops.

From: Salisbury, James T.

To: Ford, Bob; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: Mannycam

Almost Schmitter time. I'll fly if you buy.

From: Ford, Bob

To: Salisbury, James T.; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

Get Fitzy a corn dog and a gin rickey.

From: Salisbury, James T.

To: Ford, Bob; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

How many bratwurst you think Cohen ate over the holiday weekend?

From: Ford, Bob

To: Salisbury, James T.; Fitzpatrick, Frank

Subject: RE: Mannycam

How many were there?

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