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We know how assiduously Keith Olbermann keeps opposing points of view from contaminating the Countdown echo chamber. But isn't it a bit much to apply the same heavy hand to a blog about baseball?
In his latest MLB entry, Olby responds to a reader's question. It appears that Mr Humility attended opening day with an unusual fashion accoutrement. He actually wore his Super Bowl press credential to carry his ticket to the Yankees opener, stylishly draped around his neck for all to see! Keith gave this explanation:
This refers to a photograph from opening day. That is not in fact a Super Bowl media credential around my neck. It is a Super Bowl laniard. Apart from the phenomenal price changes, the biggest switch in the new park is the number of times one is forced to present one's ticket. So I needed something to carry it in, and that's what I happened to have lying around.
Another questioned his wearing of a suit to the game, and Olby had a comeback for that too:
Frankly, the only times I've ever gone to a game in a suit, I was either doing a broadcast or a report from it, or, as it happened on opening day, I was heading straight down town to do my news show.
Apparently a commenter ("circuscatch") took issue with KO's responses, and a loyal OlbyWatch reader saved what he wrote:
Can't you even be honest in your baseball blog? In response to a question about your game attire, you state that you wore the suit because "...as it happened on opening day, I was heading straight down town to do my news show." In your show that night, you wore a black suit, not the blue one you are wearing in the picture. You wore the suit (and the Super Bowl press credential) to boost your fragile self-esteem. If you look important, you feel important.
The press credential response was just as ridiculous! You stated, "That is not in fact a Super Bowl media credential around my neck. It is a Super Bowl laniard." Look what's clipped to the laniard - a media credential!! C'mon, you needed something to carry your ticket in? I was also at the home opener and was asked for my ticket a grand total of one time. You must have taken several trips to the concession stand to require a laniard to display your ticket! You're not funny very often, but using a Super Bowl laniard (including the press credential) to carry an admission ticket is one of the funniest things I've ever heard. Doesn't that expensive suit have any pockets? The Super Bowl XLIII laniard and media credential was what you "happened to have lying around?" Was it lying right next to your Cornell AG degree? If so, they were both on the front seat of your car.
The following sentence is in the article introducing you as a member of MLBAM: "Given the nature of his political commentary and the highly charged emotions of that crowd, Olbermann offered this advice for any fans eager to flame him on the comments of his MLBAM content: 'I don't care.'" Well, prove that you don't care and leave this post in the comments section...or were you dishonest with that statement as well?
As of this morning, the above comment has vanished.