OK, I just watched the video of Adam Rubin after the Minaya press conference.
“I’m absolutely floored,” Rubin said afterward, as other reporters crowded him, seeking his reaction to Minaya’s comments. “I don’t know how I’m going to cover the team anymore.”I obviously can't cover this team until there's a new GM".
Can't cover the team while Minaya is GM? Why? Because his feelings got hurt? Welcome to real life.
Adam needs to act like a real reporter instead of an overly emotional teenager who got left at the prom by their date.
Reporters are often at odds with those whom they target--that comes with the territory--the key here is Adam Rubin reported it right and needed to be ready for whatever reactions came his way--not to ask for or expect a pat on the back or quit because he was singled out.
What reporter would expect a compliment from an organization after working their butt off to have a member of an organization fired?
Adam Rubin would.
I actually believe Omar here in a way. Rubin certainly DOES want a job in baseball...he said that himself and admitted to asking all the Mets brass how to get a job in baseball.
Does his desire to get a job in baseball have anything to do with the reporting he did on Bernazard?
Of course not, but his gross overreaction to Minaya's unfortunate comments is a little strange.
"Thou doth protest too much".
I hope Adam Rubin remains on the Mets beat---he's a good one--I also hope he realizes that the best thing to do today would be to look folks straight in the eye, and stick to your story--the story is your body of work, and you shouldn't threaten to quit because one of the targets didn't like it!
Monday, July 27, 2009
by Dave Singer