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PostSubject: Maggs in SI   Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:13 pm

I opened the latest issue of Sports Illustrated this morning and was pleased to see an entire section on the contributions of Latino athletes. I haven't read all the articles, but they seemed overall very positive.

There was also a two-page spread showcasing the highest paid Latinos in sports. For each athlete, there was a picture and a little blurb about their accomplishments. However, when I got to #16, our beloved Maggs, the feature took a disturbingly negative tone.

There was a nice picture of our star. But the copy next to it read something like this (I dont have the exact article with me right now):

In his native Venezuela, Ordonez owns a construction company that reportedly has ties to the leftist government.

This infuriated me for several reasons. The publication totally ignored the fact that Magglio won the AL batting championship last year and finished in the top five again this year. The writers overlooked the good deeds that got Magglio nominated for the Clemente award, most notably his establishment of a scholarship for inner city kids in Detroit. Instead, the writers elected to highlight a tidbit of information that is, at best, HEARSAY. They chose to include this highly political anecdote in a SPORTS magazine. The other athletes featured all had trivia about their accomplishments in SPORTS.

I am angry and plan on sending a letter to the magazine. Id like to encourage you all to do the same.
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:19 pm

gawd I wish people would just leave the poor guy alone....
let's ALL do some VENEZUELAN bashing! They are just plain TALENTED GUYS...
EVERYTHING is tied to the government down there at the current moment, isn't it??
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:50 pm

leave Magglio the $(#)@&% alone!
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:09 pm

Why does Magglio own a Construction Company with ties to the Government?


Granted; I don't think it was fair to just take a negative shot at Maggs


But i did not know that about Maggs

Maggs is cool

But it is disturbing to read that fact about him
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:23 pm

my point is the Venezuelan government has its hand in everything down there as it is! You can't NOT have ties to the government!
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:18 pm

laprimamirala wrote:
my point is the Venezuelan government has its hand in everything down there as it is! You can't NOT have ties to the government!





I am tired and had a long day at work


But I think something is wrong with using Can't Not in a sentence scratch

But I don't have time to figure it out lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:24 pm

Hmmm, it's a double negative...I'll try again:

You are unable to be without ties to the government down there as it is a socialist state.
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:26 pm

laprimamirala wrote:
Hmmm, it's a double negative...I'll try again:

You are unable to be without ties to the government down there as it is a socialist state.


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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:32 am

gs78 wrote:
But it is disturbing to read that fact about him

My point is that it's not a fact. It said "reportedly."
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:01 am

Trinita wrote:
gs78 wrote:
But it is disturbing to read that fact about him

My point is that it's not a fact. It said "reportedly."

Reportedly makes journalism fun though! Watch....

Alex Rodriguez was reportedly arrested for the murder of three people.
Justin Verlander was reportedly found sleeping in a ditch last night.
Mike Maroth is reportedly close to a 10 year, $250 million deal with the Giants.

See! It turns out the guy that gives me my info sucks, but it's still reportable!


Coming Soon: A better signature!
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:33 am

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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:02 pm

Trinita wrote:
gs78 wrote:
But it is disturbing to read that fact about him

My point is that it's not a fact. It said "reportedly."



Those liars! grouch
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:05 pm

catbox_9 wrote:
Trinita wrote:
gs78 wrote:
But it is disturbing to read that fact about him

My point is that it's not a fact. It said "reportedly."

Reportedly makes journalism fun though! Watch....

Alex Rodriguez was reportedly arrested for the murder of three people.
Justin Verlander was reportedly found sleeping in a ditch last night.
Mike Maroth is reportedly close to a 10 year, $250 million deal with the Giants.

See! It turns out the guy that gives me my info sucks, but it's still reportable!




The Detroit Tigers are reportedly making plans to build a statue of Todd Jones and retire his number before the 2009 Home Opener


Too bad I just made that up!
: Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:01 pm

Were the writer(s) of that SI article insinuating that Magglio should SELL that particular "leftist" business??
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:04 pm

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Were the writer(s) of that SI article insinuating that Magglio should SELL that particular "leftist" business??

:shrug:
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:22 pm

Anyone??
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:29 pm

Didn't read the article...Trinita will know.
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:26 pm

Where she be?
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:29 pm

still here...very busy
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:40 pm

Good busy??
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:29 am

yup. Youngest started kindergarten this fall.
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:31 am

laprimamirala wrote:
yup. Youngest started kindergarten this fall.

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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:11 pm

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Were the writer(s) of that SI article insinuating that Magglio should SELL that particular "leftist" business??

No, I don't think so. They were just using that as an anecdote about him. Seems to me they could've found something better and less controversial to say.
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:34 pm

The game is controversial enough! They don't need to dig up unnecessary things about players, even though they do.
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:51 pm

....in the name of "NEWS", right?
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PostSubject: Re: Maggs in SI   Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:15 pm

Right! And notice nothing is printed about him now, at least that I've noticed....
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