Archive for the 'Writers' Category

Another Overlong Post RE: Blogs Vs. Newspapers

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Cub Town posts about a new book decrying elitism in sports coverage and the WSJ reviewer that skewers it, defending sports blogging in the process. The real gem comes in the comment by Ken Arneson, author of the Catfish Stew and Humbug blogs where he states:
Baseball news is about money. It’s not about some […]

Computer Blue

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

(Note: The following rant is overlong, meandering, and continuing proof why writers need an editor, but I felt I needed to regurgitate it here, despite the fact that it’s fairly in-cohesive and probably makes no sense)
MAX: They come and they go, Hobbs. They come and they go. I’ll be around here longer than […]

Funny, Yet Sad

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Apparently, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, swollen with the power of passing judgment on Mark McGuire and everyone else who played in the 90’s, are now sticking it to St. Louis. This time they are bitching about the conditions of the press box at Busch III, proclaiming that if changes aren’t made to their […]

Some People Will Try Anything

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Rabbi Jay Loeb fears that his wife, Tamara, is having an affair. It is no relief for him to learn that Tamara’s obsession—and the cause of her erratic behavior—is the hapless Chicago Cubs, whose prospects for the pennant this year are no better than they have been since they last appeared in the World Series […]

Racisim (again)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Scoop Jackson over at Page 2 of ESPN.com just published a nice little diatribe on the latest Dusty Baker going to LA rumors. Of course, it’s all because we’re racist.
Back in April, I wrote about a story that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and was later reprinted (tho slightly edited) in […]

Inane Headline #58

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Today’s online Trib features an artucle on baserunning instructor Vince Colman sporting the headline -
Moving runners key to a move up
Why does it feel like the interns are getting to write the headlines these days. I guess they are just trying to match the quality of some of the commentary lately.
Even the headline […]

If You Can’t Back It Up…

Friday, May 20th, 2005

There’s a Cubs roundtable discussion over at Beyond The Boxscore with everyone’s favorite bleacher bum/Director’s Guild member, Al Yellon, and one of the biggest outside insiders in baseball, Will Carrol. The disscusion covers everything from Big Z’s pitchcounts, to who might replace Dusty, to the current Savior of the Month, Aubrey Huff.
The […]

Inane Headline #583

Friday, May 20th, 2005

The headline for a Sun-Times article regarding the Cubs going into the weekend city series -
Progress depends on improvement
Yea, and spelling depends on letters.

A Note to Teddy Greenstein…

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Please stop feeding Steve.
He’s like a scab - he’ll never go away if you don’t stop picking at him. I’m sure it’s not the only story that will get your picture on the top of CS.com.

Racism

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

From this diary at Al Yellon’s Bleed Cubbie Blue -
Chicago Fans Racist?
SF Chronicle article seems to say so….
One of Dusty’s friends, a white man, recently told me, “I hate to say this about my town, but a lot of people in Chicago don’t want to see a black man in a job that […]