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Booing in the Press Box

According to a long article by Nancy Phillips in the Philadelphia Inquirer, veteran sports writer Bill Conlin sexually abused three women and one man when they were children. Here is a follow-up by the Philly Daily News editor, Larry Platt.

Revolting news.

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1 Dimelo   ~  Dec 21, 2011 9:57 am

The best thing to come out of the Penn State mess is people finding the courage to come forward. Sometimes there's good that comes out of the the bad that happens around us, and his niece found the courage to come forward after the incident at Penn State.

I always hated Bill Conlin, couldn't stand him on the sports reporters, and now I have a more of a reason to hate the man.

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 21, 2011 10:22 am

[1] 100% agreed!

3 Jon DeRosa   ~  Dec 21, 2011 11:16 am

How about the BBWAA rushing to comment that the allegations have no bearing on his Spink Award? This is an organization whose members are wielding moral superiorty on the steroid issue like a morning star and they want us to know within minutes of the story dropping that no matter how many kids he may have molested, his award is safe and sound.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 21, 2011 11:22 am

3) Yeah, that was some weak sauce. Not Jack O'Connell's finest moment.

5 glennstout   ~  Dec 21, 2011 12:15 pm

I think it would be wrong to characterize the BBWAA's statement as necessarily representative of the way their members feel about this.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 21, 2011 12:17 pm

5) Case in point: http://bit.ly/tSIdhU

7 Jon DeRosa   ~  Dec 21, 2011 1:32 pm

[5] Didn't mean to say it was representative of the members, just that it is representative of the organizational leadership, specifically O'Connell. There's no way there was time to consult the entire BBWAA for input on this statement.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 21, 2011 3:15 pm
9 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 21, 2011 10:44 pm

And yet more still: http://deadsp.in/rTYYiX

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