Since Ryan Howard signed his record-breaking extension, the former Rookie of the Year-MVP-WFC has drawn national criticism as a one-dimensional, over-hyped, over-paid ballplayer. No one has sounded that siren louder than Post Gazette's Bob Smizik, who does so by pointing out the criticisms of fellow scribes rather than manning up and giving us his own in-depth opinion. But, the latent Howard hatred is there. The amazing thing is that the Post Gazette pays this guy to post other papers' columns. The only thing lazier than said columns would be for a blogger to accuse the bigoted Smizik of racism because Howard is African-American. Some of us just choose to take the higher road.