July 16, 2007

Quote of the Day

All the excitement about retiring umpire Bruce Froemming- whether during the All-Star Game telecast or in a fawning op-ed by Fay Vincent in the NYT- seemed to ignore the pesky little matter of Froemming having once referred to a female baseball executive as a "stupid Jew bitch." Thankfully, Jon Heyman noticed:

Enough with the tributes for Bruce Froemming, who was lucky to keep his job after calling MLB exec Cathy Davis by an anti-Semitic name on a conference call in 2003. Froemming's defense at the time, as New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick pointed out Sunday, was that those words were not meant to be heard by anyone but Froemming's wife. Froemming was a below-average ump who was kept around far too long.
Yet Joe Torre gets called racist, for no apparent good reason...

UPDATE: For some reason, BruceFroemming.com is a rabidly anti-Froemming website.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 16, 2007 04:57 PM
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