Renowned columnist Larry Dobrow's latest MLB Power Rankings on CBS Sportsline look a tad familiar, at least in one of his comments regarding the Brewers:
Today's incomprehensible Ned Yost batting-order machination, brought to you by Lactaid: Half-assed analysis reveals that he almost always aligns the order by position -- 2B, SS, LF, 1B, RF, 3B, CF, C, P -- regardless of who happens to be playing that day. Somebody ought to tell him that batting orders are as easily customizable as minivans or birthday cakes.
That sounds an awful lot like The Money Order, as researched by the Chuckie Hacks interns. Half-assed, huh Larry? Are you calling the interns half-assed?
Oh, and Larry's crack research ([cough] plagiarism) didn't come up with the fact that Ned has actually gone away from the Money Order consistently since last Friday.
In case you don't know Larry Dobrow, here's his bio on the Sportsline site:
Larry Dobrow writes a whole lotta words, a solid 40 percent of which are coherent, for a whole lotta publications.
He is currently in his fifth year as Maxim Online's baseball columnist and regularly contributes to the site's entertainment coverage as well. In the latter role, he once picked up his phone to hear, "Larry brutha, this is Mr. T!" on the other end of the line. Nobody else seems to think this story is as entertaining as Larry does.
Larry appears every Monday night on Maxim's Sirius radio channel and, as Stuff's online television critic, gets to view HBO's Sunday night shows and 24 a whopping three weeks before everyone else. This makes him feel special. He also contributes to a host of media and technology publications, including Advertising Age, and writes MediaPost's biweekly Magazine Rack column.
In sum, Larry is busier than you are, though probably not taller. He lives in New York City with six guitars and approximately three malnourished plants, and counts running and napping among his diversions.
Apparently, he's so busy that he needs to steal material, without giving credit. As Goldy said, is being Maxim's on-line baseball columnist kind of like being Baseball America's movie critic?