Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The thing I find most funny about the whole MSM vs. Blogs war is the fact at how easy it is for a MSMer to become a blog hero. All you have to do is speak nicely about a few sites and they will probably never bash you again. Of course Peter Gammons doesn't need this to be respected but it's nice he sees value in multiple sources of information....
The fact is that we all know more about baseball because of the proliferation of creative thought. Run through Baseball Think Factory, The Baseball Analysts, Squawking Baseball, Sabernomics, Beyond the Box Score, Dan Agonistes, John Sickels’ minorleagueball.com. For everything, Deadspin.Now just pass that information on to Joe Morgan and maybe he'll do a little homework before each game using those sites.
Unfortunately, time keeps most of us from getting to those sites specific to teams. It’s amazing how many club officials read USS Mariner (Seattle), Fire Brand of the American League (Boston), Ducksnorts (San Diego), Athletics Nation (Oakland), Viva El Birdos (St. Louis), Lone Star Ball (Texas), River Ave. Blues (Yankees), MetsBlog.com, FishStripes (Florida), Dodger Thoughts, Bronx Banter (great writing), The LoHud Yankees Blog, Reds Reporter (Cincinnati), Bleed Cubbie Blue, Brew Crew Ball (Milwaukee) and more.
Peter Gammons Discovers the Joy of Blogs (The Big Lead)