White Sox general manager Ken Williams articulated the frustrations of many of his fellow executives Saturday, all but declaring, “Stop the world, I want to get off!”Technology is wonderful. Technology makes our jobs easier. But technology, inside and outside of baseball, is driving a lot of people nuts.Williams, who has sounded less than thrilled that Ozzie Guillen also is on Twitter, seemed take on the entire Guillen family Friday, meeting with both Ozzie and his wife, Ibis. All was back to normal Saturday, or as normal as it gets around the White Sox. But the episode reflected the growing impact of new media in the sports world.Guillen’ outsized personality frequently creates issues for the White Sox. Williams is no shrinking violet himself. Playing in Chicago, one of the nation’s largest media markets, only amplifies tensions.But as absurd as the latest chapter of Twittergate sounds, all teams must contend with the rapidly changing realities of the media, many of which have occurred in the past decade, if not the last five minutes.Not that the changes are all bad; far from it. We are in a golden era of baseball information and conversation. Sabermetrics increase our understanding of the game, blogs give… Read full this story
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