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What do you think of this guy?

 

Personally, I really like the work Haudricourt puts in and he seems to be not only more insightful and "connected" to the organization, but less of a jerk. I do not actually submit questions to the mailbag, but I do read this section from time to time and some of Witrado's responses are just down right mean and don't bother to answer the question that was asked, regardless of how good the question is.

 

I do not know how he can get away taking shots at the readers and anyone who criticizes him. Most recently when someone asked him what kind of qualifications are needed for the job or something similar, he responded with a comment about the reader mounting a horse using a ladder (referencing Napoleon I would assume). Guys like Eugene Kane I can see making comments to readers like this, because people often attack him and call him out directly, but Witrado isn't doing editorial columns that are supposed to be controversial. From my understanding, his job is to enlighten the readers and give them some more information on the Brewers, not make jokes about how little they know about baseball or the Brewers. I think it was also Witrado who posted the any rant on the blog about how people needed to stop calling out Prince for not eating meat. Obviously, the people he was writting this too were in the same boat and knew it was a tired comment and stupid, but were using it sarcastically.

 

How can a guy with zero personality, who doesn't really contribute anything groundbreaking to the blog still have a job?? For the record, I do have thick skin and I am rather sarcastic and have a sense of humor. I do not know Witrado personally and he has never insulted me directly, but reading the mailbag just really disappointed me considering there are thousands of people on this site alone who would kill to have his job and be paid to watch the Brewers and cover them day in and day out. I considered contacting JS directly, but I thought I would get some other fans' takes first.

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What do you think of this guy?

 

Personally, I really like the work Haudricourt puts in and he seems to be not only more insightful and "connected" to the organization, but less of a jerk. I do not actually submit questions to the mailbag, but I do read this section from time to time and some of Witrado's responses are just down right mean and don't bother to answer the question that was asked, regardless of how good the question is.

 

I do not know how he can get away taking shots at the readers and anyone who criticizes him. Most recently when someone asked him what kind of qualifications are needed for the job or something similar, he responded with a comment about the reader mounting a horse using a ladder (referencing Napoleon I would assume). Guys like Eugene Kane I can see making comments to readers like this, because people often attack him and call him out directly, but Witrado isn't doing editorial columns that are supposed to be controversial. From my understanding, his job is to enlighten the readers and give them some more information on the Brewers, not make jokes about how little they know about baseball or the Brewers. I think it was also Witrado who posted the any rant on the blog about how people needed to stop calling out Prince for not eating meat. Obviously, the people he was writting this too were in the same boat and knew it was a tired comment and stupid, but were using it sarcastically.

 

How can a guy with zero personality, who doesn't really contribute anything groundbreaking to the blog still have a job?? For the record, I do have thick skin and I am rather sarcastic and have a sense of humor. I do not know Witrado personally and he has never insulted me directly, but reading the mailbag just really disappointed me considering there are thousands of people on this site alone who would kill to have his job and be paid to watch the Brewers and cover them day in and day out. I considered contacting JS directly, but I thought I would get some other fans' takes first.

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What do you think of this guy?

 

Personally, I really like the work Haudricourt puts in and he seems to be not only more insightful and "connected" to the organization, but less of a jerk. I do not actually submit questions to the mailbag, but I do read this section from time to time and some of Witrado's responses are just down right mean and don't bother to answer the question that was asked, regardless of how good the question is.

 

I do not know how he can get away taking shots at the readers and anyone who criticizes him. Most recently when someone asked him what kind of qualifications are needed for the job or something similar, he responded with a comment about the reader mounting a horse using a ladder (referencing Napoleon I would assume). Guys like Eugene Kane I can see making comments to readers like this, because people often attack him and call him out directly, but Witrado isn't doing editorial columns that are supposed to be controversial. From my understanding, his job is to enlighten the readers and give them some more information on the Brewers, not make jokes about how little they know about baseball or the Brewers. I think it was also Witrado who posted the any rant on the blog about how people needed to stop calling out Prince for not eating meat. Obviously, the people he was writting this too were in the same boat and knew it was a tired comment and stupid, but were using it sarcastically.

 

How can a guy with zero personality, who doesn't really contribute anything groundbreaking to the blog still have a job?? For the record, I do have thick skin and I am rather sarcastic and have a sense of humor. I do not know Witrado personally and he has never insulted me directly, but reading the mailbag just really disappointed me considering there are thousands of people on this site alone who would kill to have his job and be paid to watch the Brewers and cover them day in and day out. I considered contacting JS directly, but I thought I would get some other fans' takes first.

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In his defense, they dont post all of the questions. If you had to read through 100 Bill Hall, Yost, random poor playing player and critiques of your work you will become a little jaded in your responses.
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In his defense, they dont post all of the questions. If you had to read through 100 Bill Hall, Yost, random poor playing player and critiques of your work you will become a little jaded in your responses.
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In his defense, they dont post all of the questions. If you had to read through 100 Bill Hall, Yost, random poor playing player and critiques of your work you will become a little jaded in your responses.
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I do not actually submit questions to the mailbag, but I do read this section from time to time

which segment are you being critical of? as far as i see it, the blog and the mailbag are entirely different entities. your subject line suggests you're not happy with his blog posts.

 

i'll say this . . . anthony does a better job of adding tags to blog posts than tom does.

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I do not actually submit questions to the mailbag, but I do read this section from time to time

which segment are you being critical of? as far as i see it, the blog and the mailbag are entirely different entities. your subject line suggests you're not happy with his blog posts.

 

i'll say this . . . anthony does a better job of adding tags to blog posts than tom does.

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I do not actually submit questions to the mailbag, but I do read this section from time to time

which segment are you being critical of? as far as i see it, the blog and the mailbag are entirely different entities. your subject line suggests you're not happy with his blog posts.

 

i'll say this . . . anthony does a better job of adding tags to blog posts than tom does.

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djoctagone wrote:

i'll say this . . . anthony does a better job of adding tags to blog posts than tom does.

Being internet savy doesn't make you a better person.

Fan is short for fanatic.

I blame Wang.

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djoctagone wrote:

i'll say this . . . anthony does a better job of adding tags to blog posts than tom does.

Being internet savy doesn't make you a better person.

Fan is short for fanatic.

I blame Wang.

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djoctagone wrote:

i'll say this . . . anthony does a better job of adding tags to blog posts than tom does.

Being internet savy doesn't make you a better person.

Fan is short for fanatic.

I blame Wang.

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In his defense, they dont post all of the questions. If you had to read through 100 Bill Hall, Yost, random poor playing player and critiques of your work you will become a little jaded in your responses.

 

I understand this to some degree, but you are in a position, in which you are an intermediary between the organization and the fans. Of course fans are going to ask some questions that are redundant and annoying, but this is part of the job. I get a bunch of idiots that call up my office and say stupid stuff or begin a conversation with, "I'm not sure if I got the right person but.....", and I don't tell them they are idiots or crack on them. I maintain a professional demeanor because I realize I am representing something larger than just myself. I think if you are going to accept all of the benefits of following this team and having all of your expenses picked up along the way, the least you can do it suck it up once a week while commenting on someone's comments or questions. I don't think Wiltrado would carry himself this way in front of fans, so I don't think this guy should get away with it just because he gets to type out his thoughts instead of responde to people face to face.
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In his defense, they dont post all of the questions. If you had to read through 100 Bill Hall, Yost, random poor playing player and critiques of your work you will become a little jaded in your responses.

 

I understand this to some degree, but you are in a position, in which you are an intermediary between the organization and the fans. Of course fans are going to ask some questions that are redundant and annoying, but this is part of the job. I get a bunch of idiots that call up my office and say stupid stuff or begin a conversation with, "I'm not sure if I got the right person but.....", and I don't tell them they are idiots or crack on them. I maintain a professional demeanor because I realize I am representing something larger than just myself. I think if you are going to accept all of the benefits of following this team and having all of your expenses picked up along the way, the least you can do it suck it up once a week while commenting on someone's comments or questions. I don't think Wiltrado would carry himself this way in front of fans, so I don't think this guy should get away with it just because he gets to type out his thoughts instead of responde to people face to face.
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In his defense, they dont post all of the questions. If you had to read through 100 Bill Hall, Yost, random poor playing player and critiques of your work you will become a little jaded in your responses.

 

I understand this to some degree, but you are in a position, in which you are an intermediary between the organization and the fans. Of course fans are going to ask some questions that are redundant and annoying, but this is part of the job. I get a bunch of idiots that call up my office and say stupid stuff or begin a conversation with, "I'm not sure if I got the right person but.....", and I don't tell them they are idiots or crack on them. I maintain a professional demeanor because I realize I am representing something larger than just myself. I think if you are going to accept all of the benefits of following this team and having all of your expenses picked up along the way, the least you can do it suck it up once a week while commenting on someone's comments or questions. I don't think Wiltrado would carry himself this way in front of fans, so I don't think this guy should get away with it just because he gets to type out his thoughts instead of responde to people face to face.
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Witrado is not 15.

 

I hadn't read much of his stuff, but he does have a condescending tone in most of the responses in the 5/28 mailbag. He doesn't appear to want to take the time to reply in-depth to any questions, which makes me wonder if JS has given him a certain # of responses he needs per mailbag.

 

Also, Haudricourt may be rubbing off on him...

 

Q: Dale Ziarek of centennial, CO. Milwaukee native - What do you think of Yost starting Bush once again. And if he leaves him in after the 4th inning where I expect he will start giving up runs?

 

A: Anthony Witrado - He pitched pretty well last night, but how long that lasts is a question. He hasn't put together two of those nice starts this season.

 

Actually, Bush had 3 good starts this season prior to May 28th. Why wouldn't a beat writer take the time to look into this? That's very discouraging, as all it takes is about 1 minute online. I certainly got the impression that he was either in a bad mood, or cared/s more about being condescending than informative. Don't we already have one of those guys... http://forum.brewerfan.net/images/smilies/wink.gif

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Witrado is not 15.

 

I hadn't read much of his stuff, but he does have a condescending tone in most of the responses in the 5/28 mailbag. He doesn't appear to want to take the time to reply in-depth to any questions, which makes me wonder if JS has given him a certain # of responses he needs per mailbag.

 

Also, Haudricourt may be rubbing off on him...

 

Q: Dale Ziarek of centennial, CO. Milwaukee native - What do you think of Yost starting Bush once again. And if he leaves him in after the 4th inning where I expect he will start giving up runs?

 

A: Anthony Witrado - He pitched pretty well last night, but how long that lasts is a question. He hasn't put together two of those nice starts this season.

 

Actually, Bush had 3 good starts this season prior to May 28th. Why wouldn't a beat writer take the time to look into this? That's very discouraging, as all it takes is about 1 minute online. I certainly got the impression that he was either in a bad mood, or cared/s more about being condescending than informative. Don't we already have one of those guys... http://forum.brewerfan.net/images/smilies/wink.gif

Stearns Brewing Co.: Sustainability from farm to plate
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Witrado is not 15.

 

I hadn't read much of his stuff, but he does have a condescending tone in most of the responses in the 5/28 mailbag. He doesn't appear to want to take the time to reply in-depth to any questions, which makes me wonder if JS has given him a certain # of responses he needs per mailbag.

 

Also, Haudricourt may be rubbing off on him...

 

Q: Dale Ziarek of centennial, CO. Milwaukee native - What do you think of Yost starting Bush once again. And if he leaves him in after the 4th inning where I expect he will start giving up runs?

 

A: Anthony Witrado - He pitched pretty well last night, but how long that lasts is a question. He hasn't put together two of those nice starts this season.

 

Actually, Bush had 3 good starts this season prior to May 28th. Why wouldn't a beat writer take the time to look into this? That's very discouraging, as all it takes is about 1 minute online. I certainly got the impression that he was either in a bad mood, or cared/s more about being condescending than informative. Don't we already have one of those guys... http://forum.brewerfan.net/images/smilies/wink.gif

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I do not know how he can get away taking shots at the readers and anyone who criticizes him. Most recently when someone asked him what kind of qualifications are needed for the job or something similar, he responded with a comment about the reader mounting a horse using a ladder (referencing Napoleon I would assume). Guys like Eugene Kane I can see making comments to readers like this, because people often attack him and call him out directly, but Witrado isn't doing editorial columns that are supposed to be controversial. From my understanding, his job is to enlighten the readers and give them some more information on the Brewers, not make jokes about how little they know about baseball or the Brewers. I think it was also Witrado who posted the any rant on the blog about how people needed to stop calling out Prince for not eating meat. Obviously, the people he was writting this too were in the same boat and knew it was a tired comment and stupid, but were using it sarcastically.

He does seem condescending but to be fair he has to wade through questions from all of the "sky is falling" type of folks which would probably wear me a little thin as well (even though I can be one of them sometimes).

I think his ladder reference was refering to the reader being up on a high horse not a Napoleon thing.

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I do not know how he can get away taking shots at the readers and anyone who criticizes him. Most recently when someone asked him what kind of qualifications are needed for the job or something similar, he responded with a comment about the reader mounting a horse using a ladder (referencing Napoleon I would assume). Guys like Eugene Kane I can see making comments to readers like this, because people often attack him and call him out directly, but Witrado isn't doing editorial columns that are supposed to be controversial. From my understanding, his job is to enlighten the readers and give them some more information on the Brewers, not make jokes about how little they know about baseball or the Brewers. I think it was also Witrado who posted the any rant on the blog about how people needed to stop calling out Prince for not eating meat. Obviously, the people he was writting this too were in the same boat and knew it was a tired comment and stupid, but were using it sarcastically.

He does seem condescending but to be fair he has to wade through questions from all of the "sky is falling" type of folks which would probably wear me a little thin as well (even though I can be one of them sometimes).

I think his ladder reference was refering to the reader being up on a high horse not a Napoleon thing.

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I do not know how he can get away taking shots at the readers and anyone who criticizes him. Most recently when someone asked him what kind of qualifications are needed for the job or something similar, he responded with a comment about the reader mounting a horse using a ladder (referencing Napoleon I would assume). Guys like Eugene Kane I can see making comments to readers like this, because people often attack him and call him out directly, but Witrado isn't doing editorial columns that are supposed to be controversial. From my understanding, his job is to enlighten the readers and give them some more information on the Brewers, not make jokes about how little they know about baseball or the Brewers. I think it was also Witrado who posted the any rant on the blog about how people needed to stop calling out Prince for not eating meat. Obviously, the people he was writting this too were in the same boat and knew it was a tired comment and stupid, but were using it sarcastically.

He does seem condescending but to be fair he has to wade through questions from all of the "sky is falling" type of folks which would probably wear me a little thin as well (even though I can be one of them sometimes).

I think his ladder reference was refering to the reader being up on a high horse not a Napoleon thing.

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Due the other reasons I stated I am pretty sure they(Tom and Tony) aren't fans of doing these chats, mail bags etc. Again to be fair, pretty much all the writers(Potrykus, Crispin, etc) that do the chats have the same condescending responses.
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