Friday, April 11, 2008

Hush Hush

An article detailing the largely legitimate digital-age anxieties of ballplayers:
Most big league ballplayers, if not all of them, understand that they're public figures. An increasingly high number of them, however, are being forced into an increasingly private existence. Cell phones. Camera phones. Digital cameras and recorders. Ubiquitous Internet blogs. YouTube and the like. All of them all-too-frequently at the ready to document and display every unflattering photo and verbal slip-up . . .

. . . In this age, you never have a down moment," [Frank] Wren said. "A player can be having a conversation with somebody, not even knowing somebody is around them with a camera or recorder, and say something that is taken completely out of context and put on the Internet for everybody to see. "Players have to be on their guard all of the time. They have to be aware that whatever they say or do could be put on a Web site."
I can imagine that is kind of a drag.

4 comments:

Don Evans said...

yeah I am sure it is a drag ....... just one of the cons to the job ... I still say the pro's out wiegh the cons though .. I don't feel *too* sorry for them ;)

Jacob said...

Nice reference in the title.

Alex said...

What's the reference? Not sure if it's the song Hush or the name of DeVito's magazine from LA Confidential (that's a guess). Either way, it got the song stuck in my head, which makes it the second song the Shyster has stuck in my head this week (the first is from the Sound of Music).

Craig Calcaterra said...

I was going for DeVito's rag from LA Confidential -- which was also a real magazine by the way.

Sorry about the songs, Alex. But between movies and music, well . . .

These are a few of my favorite things . . .(heh, heh)