It’s been a while since I have done an editorial cartoon with a local flair. Tracy Jones and Scott Sloan do an afternoon talk show on 700WLW in Cincinnati. Tracy played professional baseball for 5 years (on five different teams). Taking nothing away from that accomplishment, Tracy (tongue in cheek) is always telling Sloan that he doesn’t understand:
- Professional Baseball Players
- Any professional or college athlete
- Pretty much anything else
…because Scott “Never played the Game”
Recently they have been discussing how Cincinnati Red’s pitcher Mike Leake was arrested for shoplifting. Leake’s actually bought some shirts and went to exchange them. Rather than asking for a salesperson’s help, he decided he didn’t have time as he was late getting to the ballpark. So he exchanged his shirts by putting back his previously purchased ones and tore tags off the ones he wanted, put them back in his bag and walked out the door.
Tracy of course said the rest of us wouldn’t understand how a professional ballplayer doesn’t have the time to wait around for sales clerks to wait on them. Scott responded that the rest of us know better than to think we are entitled to make up our own rules.
Anyone ever come across someone who was “entitled” to not follow the rules because of their position or celebrity? Or, know of someone who was a “expert” in one field that thinks they know everything about every other field?
*** UPDATE ****
Scott emailed me to say that he loved the cartoon and has posted it on his blog.