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Monday, October 17, 2005

Wie Errs, Bamberger Tattles



As if being freezed out by MLB beat reporters for being wasn't enough for SI reporter Michael Bamberger, he just became public enemy #1 in the LPGA when he tattled on the tour's ratings darling, Michelle Wie, for a bad drop she did the day before. [Link]

Now if Bamberger's moral fiber would have struck him Saturday when she did the drop, she would've just been penalized.

The mistake costs Wie a cool $53K+ but money isn't an object to her, the LPGA will never give her the income NIKE and SONY will, but she's going to have to deal with the stigma of cheating in her first event. [Alternate Link]

Fortunately she isn't a cheater, she made a mistake. Bill Romanowski is a cheater and Michael Bamberger became part of the story, a big no-no for a reporter. Bamberger knew the rule on Saturday and chose to wait because he wanted to be the story. He even got quoted in the AP story. I hope he's proud of himself.

Posted by TPrincess 4:51 PM ||
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