I’ve been out-of-town since Thursday so here’s an update to a few stories…..
GRTC Photo Controversy:
The Free Press has apologized. The newspaper posted a disgraceful picture after the deadly bus crash two weeks ago. (You can read my prior thoughts about that here.) The editor and chief has finally addressed the incident in the newspaper. He also posted several of your comments on the editorial page. For all that the newspaper did wrong that day, I commend the editor for addressing the error in judgement and taking full responsibility.
In the paper he wrote…. “I pledge that the Free Press will learn from our mistake, with the goal of becoming more attuned to the sensitivities of
humanity. I pledge that we will make a greater effort to practice
what we preach.”
— Raymond H. Boone
Here is a link to the apology. (Make sure you scroll to page A8.)
The Name Game:
I’ve tried my hardest to refrain from commenting on the names in the running for the new Richmond baseball team. I’m going to stick by that rule, but many of you seem to have a lot to say. 🙂 I will say that Double A teams in the country often have silly or goofy names. It’s part of the marketing to get people into the seats for Double A. You have to remember these are players who are twice removed from the pro’s…. not one step away. It’s harder to get people excited, which is why the names are usually silly. Also, you have to give it to the new managers of the Richmond “Whatchmacallits.” They’ve gotten more press about these names in the last week, then the Richmond Braves got in a month’s time. Smart marketing!