Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Footer to Justice: This isn't a circus

It's a compelling argument Footer makes, seemingly in response to Justice's hissy-fit about how demeaning it is to actually make people interview for a job.

This has been perceived by some as a circus. I disagree. Sure, it's unconventional, but we're not living in the stone ages. It's a world of 24-hour news cycles and the internet, and the list of media outlets trying to cover a story has quadrupled in the last 10 years. Keeping major news under wraps is pretty much impossible.

So the Astros got ahead of the story, revealed the names and are making every candidate available to the media once his interview is complete. In turn, life became a lot easier for Wade and the media, and the fans benefit as well, because they're going to be able to follow along with the process as it's happening.

What's her take on Garner?
The Astros' interest in Phil Garner, and Garner's interest in the Astros, came as a shock to everyone. Heck, I had him on my "no chance" list. But the longer I think about it, the more sense it makes. And Garner seems sincere with his desire to return.