Full Breakdown: An edited Jim Salisbury, Nick Castellanos video and a Philly Sports Media war on Twitter
Yesterday on Twitter, all hell broke loose with an all-out Philly sports media war regarding the Jim Salisbury, Nick Castellanos postgame interview that took place over the weekend.
Everything started after Jamie Apody of 6 ABC tweeted out the following video of a heated exchange between Jim Salisbury and Nick Castellanos.
Here is the original video of Nick Castellanos and Jim Salisbury
Apody stats that 6 ABC cameras were in the locker room and asked Twitter to comment on the exchange. What Apody did not do, was let people know the video they were watching was edited down and that there is 46 seconds missing in the middle from when the question was asked, until Jim Salisbury lost his cool.
Here is the unedited video of Nick Castellanos and Jim Salisbury
Okay so now we’re all on the same page and have seen both videos, let’s get into the media war that took place on Twitter following the initial release of the video and after a Twitter user asked Matt Gelb of The Athletic if there was a full video of the incident.
Side Note: Poor Justin. All he did was ask a question and then Matt Gelb lit off a bomb calling Jamie Apody a “disgrace” to which he replied “Oh ok just wanted to listen to the full thing. Thanks anyways!”.
Everything that followed and how I view the entire situation
After seeing the initial video followed by the full version, nothing really changes and no regular fan really gives a shit about “media ethics”.
The unedited video also shows that Nick Castellanos did in fact answer the question at length even after saying how stupid the question was, making Jim Salisbury look even worse.
Jim Salisbury asked a very stupid question that should have been worded differently, then completely lost his cool when he didn’t like Nick Castellanos’ answer.
The old saying goes: Ask stupid questions, get stupid answers. That’s what happened here.
Castellanos answered in hilarious fashion and probably could have just went with something more “on-script” by saying that he’s also frustrated and he hears the fans and feels the same way with the way he’s been playing.
Jim Salisbury freaking out at the end, pulling down his mask, and pointing at Nick Castellanos is completely unprofessional and is a major disappointment coming from a veteran Phillies reporter.
Jamie Apody could have easily added that the video was edited to fit Twitter and provided a link to the full exchange.
6 ABC continuing to roll cameras after Phillies PR stepped in and asked if we were all done, probably is an unwritten rule in the media that everything that happens next is “off the record” however no Phillies fan gives a flying fuck about that, rendering that argument completely meaningless.
Matt Gelb is a total loser that made the mistake of exposing himself as a self-righteous, gatekeeping, scum bag beat reporter who thinks he’s some big shot when in reality, he’s just a staff writer at The Athletic.
Calling Jamie Apody a “disgrace” and telling her to “come talk to me here at the ballpark” is such a ridiculous and stupid response and he should have just kept his mouth shut.
I DO NOT however, believe that Gelb’s tweets are some type of war against women in sports media. That’s a huge reach and if we are going to insult Gelb, we need to be fair on the criticism.
Gelb can’t wrap his dumb brain around the fact that people share clips of videos on the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week dealing with sports, interviews, and athletes when they don’t have press credentials. Anything he said on Twitter regarding the incident was smug and tone-deaf and the fact that he came out calling Apody’s video “unethical” is a total joke given his response.
Mike Missanelli took a break from calling people white supremacists on Twitter and shockingly made a good point in saying that “some people take themselves too seriously” in a quote tweet to Matt Gelb.
Michael Barkann took home biggest loser of the night with a string of now deleted tweets that said Castellanos was supposed to be a “stud” and a “real baller” and has a lot of “nerve to say anything to the great Jim Salisbury”, failing to acknowledge that Salisbury was the one there talking to Nick Castellanos.
This tweet from Barkann has to be the most ridiculous tweet anyone from Philadelphia sports media has ever sent and we live in a city where Howard Eskin and his dorky son report on sports. That says a lot. Barkann is the host of Phillies Post Game Live and to tweet something like this is psychotic and downright embarrassing.
Tyrone Johnson chiming in saying that the Phillies just got swept and that Castellanos is stealing money from the organization and there’s nothing wrong with what he said is the most ironic thing ever because he’s a talentless hack that was just given the afternoon show at 97.5 The Fanatic.
As if that wasn’t enough, Johnson then went back on Twitter saying that he’s going to return to vacation now, as if anyone asked him to share his opinion in the first place. He continues to say that people on Twitter were saying “poor guy” for Castellanos, which I have still yet to see a single tweet stating that.
It just shows you he had no dog in his fight and like usual should have probably just kept his phone off. I think it’s safe to assume that the majority of people in Philadelphia are hoping Tyrone stays on vacation and never returns to radio.
To close it all out. The fact of the matter remains that the question was stupid and this entire ordeal is really nothing more than a bunch of grandstanding media members embarrassing themselves online in front of Phillies fans. A lot of people in the Philadelphia sports media showed their true colors on social media last night and it should be no surprise that they are all complete losers.
The question was stupid.
The answer to the stupid question could have been better.
Everyone else on Twitter are idiots.
Have a fantastic Monday.