Olberboob??? Keith Olbermann, The Navy and the Washington Nationals


olbermann nats navy hats Meet_The_MattsST LOUIS, MO – Every year in September, the NFL bursts on the scene like that bombshell blond that is new in town on the first day of high school.  Everyone bends over backwards to do things as meaningless as breathe the same air, sit in the same room and maybe even get lucky enough to be chemistry partners when it comes time to dissect a frog.  All the while, the Freddie Prinze Jr. has been taking the chick that no one was talking about and turning her into the Homecoming Queen (the plot of the movie She’s All That).

Right now, MLB is that Homecoming Queen.  Everyone loves the playoffs but no one wants to talk pennant races anymore.  Unfortunately, the reality soap opera that is the NFL, overshadows September baseball in a similar fashion – to the debut of something as grotesque as Honey Boo Boo – stealing ratings from well…anything targeted at an audience with an IQ above toddler.    That said, I would gladly watch Honey Boo Boo over the hyperbolic, banal pile of feces that Kieth Olbermann has concocted on ESPN2.

See, I started writing this post it was intended to be about baseball pennant races.  I can’t do that anymore.  I need to write about what a sniveling boob Kieth Olbermann is.

First off, any member of the journalistic community with enough hubris to make political donations and attempt to keep the illusion of unbiased rhetoric, has proven their lack of intelligence and gross disregard for the profession within which quality outlets like MeetTheMatts.com have slaved tirelessly to uphold. Last night, Keith performed  a six minute condemnation of MLB for its lack of accommodations given to the Washington D.C. community due to the MLB “not allowing” the Nats to wear United States Navy Hats during the day game – which was POSTPONED in order to give accommodation to the city of D.C.  nats navy hats Meet_The_MattsThe Nats, in fact, didn’t even ask to wear the hats during the game.  They asked permission to wear the hats for BP and that permission was granted.  Olberboob’s ridiculous spin is that the Nats didn’t ask for permission to wear them during the game because they knew the answer would be no.  Olberboob neglected to recognize that simply postponing a game on sept 16 – when there are no travel days left in the season and no subsequent trips to the respective ball parks – is one hell of an accommodation.

If the unfortunate events had happened on Wednesday, there would have been no way to postpone the game no matter what MLB felt of the situation given that both teams are fighting for a division title.  To insinuate that Major League Baseball is somehow lost of its moral compass due to its handling of the unfortunate events on Monday, is tantamount to profiteering on the behalf of Keith Olbermann and ESPN for allowing it to happen.  Utilizing unfortunate current events to strike grand platitudes against an unrelated organization is deplorable shock journalism worthy of no more outlet than the super market tabloids.

Keith Olbermann you are a disgrace.  Your aloof misrepresentations of the truth continue regardless of the medium in which you communicate.  You were a joke of a political reporter and your attempts at shock journalism are no more welcome in the sports world that it was in the hyper liberal space you occupied before.  Please disappear yourself from my television.

Different Matt tomorrow.

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Cam James hails from Missouri and is a down-the-line St. Louis fan: Rams, Cards, Blues… Thus his occasional “Ram Rules” column. He hates Kansas basketball, lives in Denver, been a wrestler, dabbled in Ultimate Fighting and plays hardball. Oh, and he’s Opie Taylor white.

  • Cookies Corner

    It’s clear the media are too lazy to fact check anything. Keith Olberman and other celeb reporters are also WAY above it. Do we recall the big media reporting mistakes that were that plane crash and the fake names: ‘Captain Som Tink Wong,’ ‘Wetoo Low’ and ‘Hol Lee Fuk?’

  • Baseball Lifer

    Sorry, but I think you are dead wrong and Olberman is dead right. There should have been NO GAMES played – at least in D.C. or Baltimore. A tight schedule for a “game” is not an excuse.

    • Gotta say, we’re with Baseball Lifer on this one… Olbermann makes valid points and we’ve seen up close how hypocritical MLB is when it comes to things like 911. If they are making money, they are not on board.

    • MarkR

      The stadium is 1000 yards from the murder site and cheers can be heard
      there. They would have to make up the game. If they polled the workers,
      they’d likely opt not to play – like players of the visiting team.

      • MarkR couldn’t make our point better. People went to work in NYC after the Oklahoma bombing, 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. It’s like comparing the NL to the AL – apples and oranges.

  • jgclancy

    R.I.P. -Ken Norton. Anyone who could beat Ali and at the same time break his jaw had to be good.

    • Angry Ward

      Thanks, JG. He was my favorite fighter. More on him next Wednesday. And he beat Ali, twice! I don’t care what anyone says. He got robbed in the Bronx! Who didn’t in the 70s?

  • WalkingTall

    The Nats wearing the Navy hats should have been a no brainer but idiots are ruining baseball.

  • Angry Ward

    Baseball has a moral compass? That’s news to me.

  • Cheesybruin

    There was once a time when I liked Olbermann–and ESPN for that matter. Throw Mike Lupica in the same boat.

    • What do you agree with Cam on and what did K.O. say that was wrong?

  • Mrs. Matt

    If the players wanted to leave the damn hats on, they SHOULD have, they WOULD have and they probably COULD have. Man up team. Olberman is a tool. I wonder if he will ever reveal this “reliable Washington source” who said that the players didn’t want to take the hats off but they had to. Maybe it’s the same “source” who picked out his suit.

    I’m with Cam. Maybe I am a hardened NYer, but life goes on. Play ball.

    • Namby Pamby

      None of that matters if the owner says no tho.

  • Junoir Blaber

    You done did it now Cam!

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