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Comment from: Jack [Visitor]
Nice one Davey D.

I ain't ever heard so much crap. REPORTERS BEING NICE TO HIM. I have followed Duval since like forever and through his freefall he has put up with so much stuff from lets face it half baked reporters who could never achieve anything at the game to what David has. If anyone doesn't believe it I'm sure I can forward on all of the poorly written articles that have surfaced over the last few years telling Duval to give it up. Everytime I have been and seen him he has been only to happen to stop and sign autographs for fans for what seemed like forever so don't make him out to seem ignorant HE JUST DOESN'T LIKE YOU GUYS and neither to alot of people HA HA.
2006-01-23 @ 05:09
Comment from: Peter [Visitor]
Give the guy a break. You guys in the press are so full of yourselves. He just finished five grueling rounds and he knows that all you want to do is get the "story". Not his story but your story. The one you want to write. And, your waiting for him him the parking lot? Why not just hide in his closet? I'm sure David Duval has a lot to focus on right now and he doesn't need some slugs stalking him. Wait until he get the Comeback Player Of The Year award and put in a formal request with his agent. I'm sure he'd love to talk to you then. Most fans want to see him play. So let him.
2006-01-23 @ 10:31
Comment from: Scott [Visitor]
Duval clearly has a lot of confidence issues, and most of them probably stem from second-guessing himself after all the negative press he has gotten lately. He was the #1 player in the golf world for quite awhile.

I see your article as arrogant and high-minded. Duval makes your lives difficult because he doesn't like the press. If I were famous, I'm sure I wouldn't like the press much either, because they want the dirt, not the reality.

Take a deep breath and try to see it from his perspective. I think your article is trashing him for a natural human instinct: to run from the jackals.
2006-01-23 @ 12:44
Comment from: Zach [Visitor]
I agree with the other comments above. He finished outside the top 50. How many other guys who finished that low on the board were you waiting to interview. I imagine DD is a bit sick of the questions and talking points: "I'm playing well, I finally made some putts, family life is good, etc., etc." He has gotten somewhat of a "pass" from you guys, I guess. Except don't forget that it was Duval who won the British Open, and Duval who earned himself the exemption and the right to be on Tour. I suppose that's the only "pass" that matters. So forgive me if I don't exactly buy the fact that he was acting like a big baby. He was more likely acting like a golfer who had just finished pretty low on the leaderboard, who had been answering questions and responding to the incredulous journalist's core who just can't believe he's made 2 cuts in a row.

2006-01-23 @ 13:13
Comment from: jon [Visitor]
My goodness, Mr. Baldwin. How did you manage to anger so many David Duval fans so quickly? I didn't even realize David Duval had that many fans left. Perils of journalism, I suppose. All you did was simply call Duval a baby repeatedly. Surely, in your mind you were being soft on Duval, and yet, these ungrateful bloggers harped on you like "step child in a trailer home." My empathies, Mr. Baldwin, especially considering that you had to sprint after one ingrate DD in a parking lot for the sake of journalism.
2006-01-23 @ 19:03
Comment from: Blazer [Visitor]
Don't think it's appropriate in this day and age for the media to waylay athletes in the parking lot.

Wasn't he available in the media tent after his round?
2006-01-24 @ 01:09
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
Hey guys,

The truth is somewhere in the middle. Trust me, I have my own issues with the "press," but Duval has chosen to earn a living in a visible trade which requires interaction with the media, whether he is playing well or not.

His attempts to regain his form and his emotional mindset during this quest is a compelling story. And stories can't be told unless the subject is engaged in conversation.

Granted, it is up to DD as to how he handles interview requests, and he has every right to answer or not answer questions, realizing that it does imapct the way he is potrayed via the press.

On the flip side, I do agree that blindsiding a guy in the parking lot is a bit...well..Paparazzi-like.

I have dealt with DD on a professional level and he is a class act, very intelligent and thoughtful with a great personality to offer when he chooses to let people in.

2006-01-24 @ 07:55
Comment from: Johnny Williams [Visitor]
There is always two sides to every story.....Lets hear his.
2006-01-24 @ 08:45
Comment from: TD [Visitor]
Duval is a has been and a head case.
2006-01-24 @ 08:54
Comment from: Greg Pryor [Visitor]
I speak from experience--I played 9 years in MLB and was "groomed" by Caray and Piersall for 4 years in Chicago.

Hey Baldwin, don't get your feelings hurt. Duval doesn't owe me or you one word. Quit wasting your/our time on what someone didn't or wouldn't say and tell us something worthwhile that somebody else said. Grow up.

By the way, Steve Carlton is a customer and we talk all the time!
2006-01-24 @ 11:05
Comment from: David Wetli [Visitor]
Maybe he was in a hurry.
2006-01-24 @ 15:58
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]
Take a look at the press you have given him for saying nothing. Get off of your self and go find something to write about. As if he's the only guy there that you can try to get word from... Does the word paparazzi mean anything to you? Next thing you will be running him off the road for a story...
2006-01-24 @ 16:00
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Baldwin would fit right in, in Buffalo. We just hired Dick "no nickname" Jauron as our new Bills head coach, and already the local no-nothings/press are criticizing him. Now, Duval is no longer cut, nor involved with that marathon-running chick, so how is it that you athletic reporter brethren couldn't catch him?
2006-01-24 @ 16:37
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
David Duval wasn't blindsided in parking lot. He was asked to talk right outside the scorer's tent in the designated media area. He chose to led us into the parking lot.

As for paparazzi, that's the biggest joke in the world. David Duval's never come close to facing paparazzi. There were real paparazzi at the Bob Hope, following the real celebs, like Justin Timberlake and Michael Bolton. Athletes have it the easiest of any public figures by far in general. And David Duval in particular.

And Ron Mon, Dick Jauron is a horrible coach. Marv Levy lost his mind. It should be screamed from the rooftops of Buffalo.

2006-01-24 @ 23:53
Comment from: Dave B (a Duval fan!) [Visitor]
Duval is @ 37th on the all-time all-inclusive (winnings, contracts, bonuses, etc.) money list for pro golf, and still pulls in @ $4M/yr for losing right now...it's his job and responsibility to do interviews and promote the sport, as he sold his on-course privacy (as do all pro athletes) for the $'s
2006-01-31 @ 13:36
Comment from: Bad Bill [Visitor]
Let me see if I understand this situation correctly.....
DD is an American citizen who has the Constitutional right to privacy (as he or anyone else determines the time and place) but just because he chooses 'not' to be subjected to the inquiries of a handful of arrogant, self centered,self serving 'so called journalists', he is a baby ?
I don't seem to recall hearing him doing the whinning.
2006-02-01 @ 11:02
Comment from: Kevin Nichols [Visitor]
Bill, where the hell does the Constitution mention PRIVACY? LOL! And while DD and other celebs certainly have a right to it in, say, their homes --- I just don't see it at a venue. I mean, since the very beginning of organized sports (a BUSINESS, after all) owners have seen the obvious value of the publicity that sports writers provide for FREE. I guarantee you Tim Finchem cringes when he hears about PGA Tour players dodging media. It just doesn't make a bit of sense and the whole idea is to sell a product. Well, sports writers (with the free PR they provide) help do just that.
2006-02-01 @ 11:42
Comment from: Dean Hayden [Visitor]
David Duval has never worn his feelings on his sleeve preferring to be stoic while on the course.

His actions in the parking lot is an extension of his on course persona. Why you expected him to change into someone else in the parking lot is beyond me.

If you seek a change in venue try football. No doubt you would expect Terrell Owens to be calm and a team player and giving interviews in the parking lot once he's traded. Right?
2006-02-02 @ 14:11
Comment from: Catherine [Visitor]
Leave David alone...
2006-02-19 @ 21:45

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