Regarding the Seibert/Baseball Article

letter-to-the-editor

This letter is regarding the article written by Shawn Beaumont pertaining to the apparent unfair punishment coach Seibert handed out to Sean Whalen. I would like to say this article is pure, biased trash. Mr. Beaumont fails to get Seiberts side of the story and if he did try to interview him it was not mentioned in the article. Mr. Beaumont also failed at getting differing opinions among the baseball players. He didnt interview obe player who agreed with coach Seiberts decision and I can assure you that makes up 95 percebt if the team. The article also fails to mention that this was not Mr. Whalens first offense. He had been warned ob multiple occasion and was even caught with weed. The two sophmores who were caught with weed, that was their first offenses. I know this just some small college newspaper but don’t you hold it to some kind of journalistic standard. I was ashamed to read such biased nonsense.

5 Comments on "Regarding the Seibert/Baseball Article"

  1. Shawn Beaumont | May 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm |

    Matthew,
    Thank you for your feedback. However, there are a few points I would like to make clear regarding my approach to writing this article. I did in fact contact Coach Seibert via e-mail but I did not receive any response. I agree with you that this was a fact that I should have disclosed.
    In the article I made reference to statements given by two players. I did this in order to reveal that there were negative reactions to this situation coming from not only Whalen and I, but also from within the team.
    I recognize that I fail to offer the perspective of a player who agreed with Seibert’s actions. However, my submissions to the Free Press are constrained by weekly deadlines. That being said, I made use of what information I had access to in order to offer an opinion (as dictated by the section in which my article appears) on the matter at hand.
    Your criticism is appreciated and successfully points out a few errors to which I admit to have made. I intend to follow up on this issue when the intensity of my course work lessens to a point where I may effectively investigate all aspects of this story.

  2. anonymous | May 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm |

    The person that left that letter is affiliated with the baseball team as an assistant/coach, who I am sure is close with the head coach, so I would lean toward HIS comment as biased, as well.

  3. Matthew Pace | May 1, 2012 at 8:11 pm |

    Actually I am not affiliated with the team in anyway at this time. My biggest problem with the article was that you act as though he was just kicked off the team for smoking a cigarette this one time. That is false. He was caught smoking weed before this, I was told by players on the team that he woild mysteriously miss practices. The smoking of a cigarette was the straw that broke the camels back. It was not the sole reason for him being kicked off the team.

  4. the person who left this letter is not a coach you dumb ass anonymous person….go screw off to this article….must be a great journalist for your lead story to be about guys using tabacco who are of age….what loser

  5. anonymous | May 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm |

    We’re in college. Why are we using expletives to support our argument? Why don’t you point out what is wrong with the article and what would be a good change to make to it instead of calling a writer a “loser.” How old are we? At least the letter, besides using the word “trash” to describe the article, made an effort to point out things wrong with the article.

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