How To MisRead A Quote, or English 101 with Prof. Baldwin
Here is Baldwin’s re-quote from Leadbetter:
“Wie is the only LPGA player he’s worked with that could handle wind.”
Here is Daniel’s response (see sidebar in article):
“You couldn’t tell me that Mickey Wright couldn’t hit it right and left and high and low, and Karrie Webb couldn’t do that. All of us who have played on our tour are capable of hitting those golf shots.
“For him to make a comment like that and people are reading that and thinking, ‘Wow, she’s the only woman who can do that.’ That’s the perception that’s given up.”
Which of the two, Baldwin or Daniel, had/has a harder time with the English language? “HE’S WORKED WITH” are the three operative words.
There may indeed be LPGA players that Lead has worked with, but they can’t handle wind like Michelle can, in his opinion.
Is Lead pompous, arrogant, superior, or any other adjective that often describes a baldwinesque figure that has risen to the top of his craft? However misleading his words may be to Baldwin and Daniel, they are crystal-clear to you and me.
If we could only turn back the hands of time for Lead, and bring him into the Wright, Berg, Babe or Big Momma eras, or even arrange a session with “the voice of reason,” perhaps his tune would rewrite itself. For now, let’s all work on our language skills before we rant.
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I didn't spot that mistake.
There really is no "come back" for Baldwin on this issue. He got it wrong, plain and simple.
Leadbetter got caught up in trying to build the sagging Wie legend and Daniel called him on it. Doesn't matter if you don't think her examples are spot on, her point is still very valid.
Thanks for the mention in the title though Ron Mon. I really should be a Professor. Why let our own Kiel Christianson get all the show, no-work jobs?
Wow, what a journalism 101?
Why bother with truth, right? When there is a easy way to push your own agenda.
You never fail to amaze me in your pathetic hatred toward Michelle Wie. I am sure it is personal to you but I wonder why?
Maybe dumped by someine named Michelle? Twice. Seriously this is the oly reason I can think of the remote reason why you have such hatred for a girl probably half of your age.
Grow up, already!
Beth Daniel reacted to that quote by blasting it. Ron Mon's issue as far as I can tell is that he thinks Daniel used improper examples in her argument.
But of course, facts don't matter to the most desperate of the Wie Warriors. And yes, I must have dated someone named Michelle who dumped me. Brilliant.
June, you're making me rethink lumping all the Wie Warriors together.
Everybody know that your blog is the most pathetic one here on this site and you can only make your living making fun of 16 year old girl.
And yes, Ron Mon, you're welcome.
Primero...please understand I am NOT addressing Ivory or Under Par or Chris Baldwin...been there...done that. David L. is a great golf theorist and teacher. David's problem...and this is known to everyone within earshot of his past.....never got over not being a first class player. He says things to call attention to himself. It may be also why he has pimped what may be the worst practice device in golf history. In my opinion of course.
In any case....Secundo....Michelle should keep doing what she's doing. She learns every time out, because...well..she's smart. One of these days...maybe after she's reached the ancient age of 18 or 19 she'll handle putting better because she'll fully grasp what a remarkable talent she is...and deserves to score well.
Remember...and I know this is a real stretch for some who frequent these sights....Tom Watson used to be called a choker and a short kid who'll never win a big tournament...well.well.well.