Derrick Mason no longer talking to the media

September 22, 2010 | Drew Forrester

Holy-over-reaction.

Derrick Mason told the assembled media at Owings Mills on Wednesday he’s no longer talking to the media for the rest of the season.

He will, much to everyone’s delight and anticipation, I’m sure, still talk on his weekly radio show in town.

These guys crack me up.  Who knows what’s bugging Mason these days…but he’s always been one of the team’s most upstanding, front and center kind of guys after games and throughout the week when the media is granted access to him.

It’s a bush-league thing to do.

And that’s the truth.  It’s tough to connect those four words (bush league=Derrick Mason) because he’s been such a good character-person in purple, but I have to call it like I see it.

It’s bush league.

That said, maybe Mason feels like it will somehow help his performance if he doesn’t spend time with the press.  If he’s right and it helps him, somehow, then I guess I’m all for it in a weird kind of way.

The easiest, cleanest thing to write about Mason’s edict today would be to simply say — “whatever”.

It’s not really that big of a deal.

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