The Canadian Press is All Confused
Alonzo Mourning apologized to Raptor fans yesterday, saying he’s sorry if he got their hopes up following his inclusion in the deal that sent Vince Carter packing. Mourning, who came out of retirement following a 2003 kidney transplant, said he wanted to play for a championship-caliber team. His return to Miami, where he had his best years as a pro, may in-fact allow him to achieve his long awaited goal.
Depsite the fact that the only thing the Raptors will be contending for in 2005 is a top draft-pick, it may be another reason, besides the team’s losing record could have soured Mourning on the idea of playing north of the border. With a national media reporting the intricate details of the NHL Labour talks, the Canadian Press has ironically shown why a star like Mourning would have little interest in playing for Toronto. In reporting Mourning’s apology, CP cited the Raptors December 17th trade with the New York Mets – the deal that brought ZO to TO.
Excuse me?? The New York Mets?? Was Alonzo expected to be playing first base for the Jays this spring? This is nothing short of disgraceful for a national press release. In addition to having confused the sports, they also got the city wrong. Unbelievable. Of course Torontoist’s favourite, TSN was proud to carry the piece.
By the way, Zo, Shaq-Daddy and the Heat are getting set to beat up on the Raptors tonight.