Always remember that the word “fan” has its roots in the word “fanatic.”
And this is exemplified by the behaviour of Allan Carlson, a Los Angeles resident who is an avid fan of Philadelphia’s baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Apparently Carlson had issues with the way that the Phillies’ management was handling, or perhaps not handling, the team. Ok, so they aren’t taking any firsts this year. But still, everyone’s a critic.
Well, actually, that, apparently, was the problem. Not everybody was a critic, or at least not being critical enough. That was Carlson’s big beef.
Carlson felt that the sportswriters back in Philadelphia, and specifically those working for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, weren’t inquiring enough – and weren’t being critical enough of the Phillies management.
So he took it upon himself to send out lots and lots of e-mail criticizing the Phillies management.
Using the names and e-mail addresses of the sportswriters…