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More DMN blog sniping

Ugly baseball tends to make people testy.

Apparently, even the writers.

Tim MacMahon takes a couple of subtle shots at Evan Grant today regarding Grant's defending of Jon Daniels:

I'll buy the great Evan Grant's belief that Jon Daniels has genius GM potential and has experienced growing pains expected of a young guy thrust into such a tough gig.

Grant responded thusly:

While I prepare to get on a flight for San Francisco and Tim ponders how to offer more cheap shots at everybody on the planet, including putting words in my mouth (never called Jon Daniels a genius, just say I believe he's the right man to take this team to the World Series -- it shouldn't take a genius to do it),

Which result in MacMahon taking the gloves off:

Jeez, Evan, I sure am sorry about putting words in your mouth. I shouldn't have assumed that Jon Daniels' ability to win a World Series with a franchise that has won one playoff game in its history makes him a genius.

In the future, I'll paraphrase your work much more carefully. Or perhaps I should just stick to straight quotes. Like this one:

"The Rangers are going to win the AL West this year."

Don't feel like you need to defend that pre-season prediction. I'm sure Richard Durrett will pop on here soon enough to explain why you were right and make sure any feathers I ruffled are put back in place.

In related news, the team with the league's worst record just tied the score on Mark Teixeira's three-run homer.

Ouch.

I have to wonder how long this arrangement over at Seamheads is going to last.

Having read MacMahon's stuff at the Mavs blog the past two playoff series, it seems that his schtick is being antagonistic...I imagine that, so long as the Rangers have the worst record in the league, he's going to make reference to that whenever possible.

But I'm not entirely sure whether this series of increasingly acidic exchanges between the baseball guys (or Grant, really...Durrett hasn't really gotten real involved in it) and the newcomer is just schtick, or is as personal as it is beginning to appear from the outside.