Is that a cigar in your hand, or do you just have a swinging dick?
PJ decided to get all zen on us.
PJ responded to our, um, response. A simple "fuck you?" No. Thoughtful prose? No. A very zen-like dick joke? Yep.
This is the full email exchange thus far (from bottom up).
Subject: Re: bc and pj
From: Kyle Scott <email@example.com>
Date: April 6, 2011 7:17:36 PM EDT
To: Pat Jordan <Pat@PatJordanStories.com>
That's very zen of you. But riddle me this: How could you write an entire piece (what was that, 2,000-3,000 words?) on those guys and not mention what is almost unanimously considered their biggest accomplishments? Not to mention the fact that you clearly ignored the PR guy's instructions.
On Apr 6, 2011, at 3:51 PM, Pat Jordan wrote:
kyle, a story. i was once smoking a cigar in a bar. a woman came up to me and said, "Oh, is that cigar supposed to mean you have a big dick?" I said, "Honey, what you think my cigar means has more to do with what's going on in your head, than in mine."patp.s. someone told me conlin wrote a column about my story, so i went on line, since i live in abbeville, s.c., not nyc, and have no access to city papers, and punched in the first thing i saw mentioning my story and conlin, whom i never met, or read, which happened to be your blog. what a treat!—– Original Message —–From: Kyle ScottTo: Pat JordanSent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 2:04 PMSubject: Re: bc and pj
PJ, My point was that sort of out-of-touch writing is one (of many) reasons why more people are turning to blogs and websites for their news. While I thought your observations about the game changing were fantastic, you used those four guys to get your point across. It's clear that you went there with an agenda, and used their brush-offs and perceived lack of personality to take them down a few pegs. How can you write an in-depth piece about those guys and not mention Halladay's two no-hitters last year, or Cliff Lee's tremendous playoff performances over the last two seasons? Instead, you pointed out each of their flaws, Lee's only two less-than-stellar playoff starts, and every other fault you could find with them. Heck, you put-down Lee for having a temper and throwing at Sammy Sosa, yet champion the fact that hitters were afraid of Nolan Ryan. That's hypocrisy, my friend. Conlin, a notorious curmudgeon, agreed with you, showing just how out-of-touch he is with his readers.You made it clear in this – and other writings – that you have a chip on your shoulder against today's "big time" stars. And your portrait of the Four Aces recklessly depicts that.Thanks for reading our blog.
Kyle ScottEditor, CrossingBroad.com
On Apr 6, 2011, at 12:04 PM, Pat Jordan wrote:
hey, cb. question. if nobody reads newspapers any more, why are you and your readers so worked up over conlin's column and my story?
For those of you who don't get what he was trying to say… basically, our thoughts about his bias have more to do with what's going on inside of our heads than his- we're the chick in the bar. I disagree, but that's a losing battle. What I would still like to know – and what I asked him – is how someone can write a lengthy piece like that and not mention his subjects' biggest accomplishments.
I don't really expect a response… But hey, at least he acknowledged I have good SEO. Thanks, PJ.