Monday, September 26, 2016

Lazy Bill Plaschke Once Again Uses Tired "One Moment / The Next Moment" Cliche To Capture Dodgers' 2016 Clincher

Bill Plaschke is a renowned sportswriting hack.

But one would have thought that, in a storybook ending game highlighted by the final home appearance of Dodgers legend Vin Scully; a walk-off home run by unlikely slugger Charlie Culberson; and a division-clinching victory for the Dodgers--Plaschke could have at least spent some effort to write the post-game column.

Nope. Not Plaschke, who probably was so busy staring at himself in the mirror, that he went back to using a tired writing device that is SO LAZY, he's used this same device no fewer than 13 times in the past eight years (a fact which we have thoroughly researched, up to 2013):

One moment, the Dodgers’ unlikely journeyman, Charlie Culberson, was driving a ball over the left-field fence for a 10th-inning home run to give the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies and their fourth consecutive National League West Division championship.

The next moment, after the team hugged and bounced in the infield while its fans danced in the stands, everyone stopped and pointed to the press box.

Unbelievably lazy, Plaschke. And after spending a bit more time on a reasonable valentine piece on Scully earlier this week, you'd think that you'd do better than phoning it in, for a game like this.

Or as Scully himself might say,

"In a career that has been so derivative, the recyclable has again happened."


Fred's Brim said...

Stay vigilant, Saxy!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

"That's my secret, SoSG. I'm always angry"