Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alyson Footer is currently ripping Jeff Pearlman a new one and Jeff Pearlman are having a friendly discussion

If you head over to Alyson Footer's twitter feed, you'll find that she is taking Jeff Pearlman (he of the unsourced "Houston was a hotbed for PED use" argument).

Pearlman tweeted late last night:
What!? Melky Cabrera—an otherwise mediocre player who suddenly morphed into Ken Griffey, Jr.—cheated? I'm shocked! Shocked!

To which Footer replied:
As Lance Berkman once said, when a player does something that seems super-human, there’s usually a reason.

And Pearlman wrote back:
But weren't you upset on my Bagwell take, [Alyson]?

The tweets, organized in an easier-to-read manner:
One has nothing to do with the other. My issue with your take on Bags, and a lot of other writers’ takes as well, is how forcefully you call him out, with no proof. Yet I’ve read interviews you’ve conducted with former players on your blog where you proclaim them innocent of any PED use because, well, you just know THEY never used. It’s comical. You don’t know.

We'll update this if it continues but it's interesting that Pearlman decided to turn the conversation to Bagwell when Footer was clearly staying well away from it.

Update: Alyson Footer responded:
"Hate to disappoint but I’m not ripping him a new anything…Jeff & I are friends. He knows my stance on this."