On Tuesday, Frank Coonelly made a really stupid comment about 2010 being the beginning of a new Pirates "dynasty." This was a stupid comment not because it was in any way offensive, or because it was a bad thing for him to dream about, but because it opened the door for everyone with a computer or microphone to point out the obvious, which is that the Pirates really aren't going anywhere this year.
Is it crazy to not care less about this? Is it crazy to not really care that the Pirates' team president entertained a sort of fantasy about the success of the ballclub we all care about, and that he had the poor judgment to share this fantasy with the press? Is there any reason to even bother correcting it, as if anyone, anywhere was actually misled by it?
I ask because the story has developed to the point where there is now a story about the talk station that interviewed Coonelly about the story. And now also a blog post about the story about the talk station that that interviewed Coonelly about the story. Do we really need this? Was there ultimately anything in Coonelly's original statement that could not be merely dismissed with a roll of the eyes? Was anyone genuinely harmed, or even confused, by it? You can talk about it here, in the comments to a blog post about the story about the talk station that interviewed Coonelly about the story.