Angering the umpire
I can’t imagine there are many writers that would send a note like this to the copy editors, let alone do it publicly (warning: language).
You know that pitch perfect phrasing in that sentence guaranteed to win you a Pulitzer? After that wonderful tirade you threw the last time I edited your copy, let’s see how much you love it when I introduce you to Mr. Semicolon and Mr. Parenthetical editor’s note.
(Ht: Jonathan Last)