THOMPSON’S TAKE: DO DODGERS HAVE A COW OVER THIS ‘SIMPSON’ EPISODE?
Atlanta Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson, the one-time Dodgers outfielder, decided it was proper to trash his former organization with comments during TBS coverage of a Dodgers-Braves game in Atlanta last Saturday.
Who’s more embarrassed by the whole thing? If not Simpson, then those in the Braves’ organization who still don’t see the irony in calling out others for the way they dress in an MLB environment.
Jim Thompson illustrates this perfectly in this installment of “Get Off My Lawn,” with this explanation:
“I guess Simpson thinks we should go back to the good old days when men were manly men – when Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin could drink themselves into a stupor and show up for a game the next day still drunk but hey, they’d be dressed in suits and ties and looking professional.”