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Monday, December 22, 2014

Tony Kornheiser, Mike Wilbon rip Dan Le Batard for giving vote to Deadspin

Mike WilbonYou want to hear some grade-A level ESPN-on-ESPN crime? Take a listen to the audio above from Wednesday’s episode of “Pardon the Interruption.”

Hosts Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon ripped colleague Dan Le Batard to shreds for giving his Baseball Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin. They describe the move as ego-driven and ponder if Le Batard is to blame for Craig Biggio not getting in. Kornheiser also calls Le Batard an anarchist for his move.

The whole thing is funny and I believe they make some fair points, but I don’t have a problem with what Le Batard did, for reasons explained here.

I will disagree with them on one major point: by choosing the forum he did, I think Le Batard’s message reached more people than it would have otherwise, regardless of his personal or promotional motivations.



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