Lighten up, fans: Landry's invitation was a joke
I was heading to the chiropractor's office this morning in yet another attempt to stave off the effects of advancing years when I heard The FAN 590's Don Landry announcing that he was about to make an apology. Now, Landry's more an Ali G type of interviewer than a Mike Wallace, so I had to wonder what in the world he had said.
Well, in his apology, Landry noted he'd received a fair number of complaints from listeners who thought he'd been a bit hard on Chicago sportswriter Joe Cowley. It was all a joke, Landry said.
I have to admit I was skeptical. Anytime somebody has to explain that they were joking usually means they weren't.
But after listening to the Tuesday interview, prompted by Cowley's articles claiming baseball is dead in Toronto, I'm with Landry. He hardly sounded angry when he invited Cowley to ``kiss my big old Canadian back bacon behind and maybe we can catch up some other time."
Unfortunately, Cowley didn't seem to take it as a joke and neither did many listeners. And there's the problem with such jokes: not everybody gets it.