Friday, June 4, 2010

The Marge Schott Paradox

In a conversation about former MLB manager Davey Johnson with a DBSF loyalist (i.e., an individual who has read DBSF on two or more occasions and at least half of the readings were intentional, and not because she/ he was googling "dembammasstraightfraying", or some other typo-related encounter), said loyalist pointed out an interesting conundrum about former Cincinnati Reds' owner Marge Schott (as is relates to Davey Johnson).

It would be a bit of an understatement to say that Schott exhibited little sympathy for racial, ethnic, religious, and gender sensitivities. In fact, she apparently had little concern for her own baseball diamond as rumor has it that she would allow her St. Bernard's--aptly named Schottzie and Schottzie 02--to defecate (i.e. poop) on the Reds field.

So, it comes as a surprise when in the aforementioned conversation, DBSF learned that Schott, an individual whom for all other purposes showed minimal concern for others, fired Davey Johnson, who was the Reds' manager at the time, because he was living with his girlfriend before they were married.

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