Originally Posted by Unassisted
That does seem to be a popular sentiment among sportswriters. Media types have spent more time in that clubhouse than any of us have, so I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it.
It seems rather convenient that the supposed toxicity level was lowered as the level of pitching was raised. Hmm.
The media loves scapegoats and whipping boys. I find it disingenuous to go back and blame two people for a whole decade of futility.