There is the potential to change the way people get their news. Fast-forward this to Opening Day. It's a 2 p.m. game, hopefully I'll pitch great and we'll win. Sometime around 7 or 8 o'clock that night I'll sit down -- I'm on the road, I'm by myself -- I'll blog out the game, pitch-by-pitch in some instances, inning-by-inning, I'll go into minutia ... By 9 o'clock that night I'll have a post up. ... Those people will know about things they could never read about [in the newspapers], 12 hours before the newspapers ever come out.I'm very curious how many players will eventually do something like this. (C.J. Nitkowski has been blogging for a long time. What other players write blogs?) Maybe they won't bang out 3,000 words a day, but they might dictate some thoughts to an assistant, something beyond post-game cliches, that fans can sink their teeth into.
SG quotes a great exchange Schilling had with WEEI's Gerry Callahan about a week ago:
GC: So, it's like you're kinda cutting out the middle man.The CHB wrote a beyond-lame parody (no link, you can find it if you're curious) of the Q&A posts that Schilling has been writing, answering questions from fans. Curt responds, umm, curtly:
CS: What do you mean, "kinda"?
Putting his inherent "toolness" on display for all the world to see did far more than I could ever hope to do by trying to explain what a dope he is.Expect to hear and read sarcasm, griping and ridicule from various print journalists who have few skills, no desire to inform, or even a love for baseball. They are fast becoming irrelevant.
P.S. How many families are there in which both the mother and daughter write Red Sox blogs?