According to sources, the Chicago Cubs have been approving positive “redemption” stories, and in private going after those commentators who are critical of Addison Russell and the Cubs’ approach.
Read on to get the tea spilling on the Cub controlling Addison Russell narrative with only positive reports…
CelebNSports247.com has learned that the Chicago Cubs are making a concerted effort to control the narrative about Addison Russell.
Could the Chicago Cubs be controlling Addison Russell narrative with only positive reports?
Well, let’s recap why this is happening.
If you recall, back in October of last year, MLB announced Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell had been suspended for 40 games. Russell was was under investigation for allegations that Russell’s wife, Melisa Reidy, had been the victim of domestic abuse. Reidy filed no charges, but cooperated with the league’s investigation and filed for divorce from Russell. Shortly afterward, he apologized for the incident in question and accepted his suspension without appeal.
The situation has largely disappeared from the public eye until April 23, when well-known baseball columnist Bob Nightengale wrote a profile of Russell’s journey from the suspension to today. – TBL
Many believed the piece by Nightengale set Addison Russell up as a fallen hero rising from the ashes, which is a positive article, but the Cubs didn’t feel the same way.
Now, Sheryl Ring of Fangraphs accused the Cubs of “making a concerted effort to control the narrative” surrounding Russell: