December 9, 2009

E-Cafardo (5)

Nick Cafardo, Globe, December 9, 2009:
So Granderson is on the verge (pending a physical) of going to the Yankees, who will give up prized center field prospect Austin Jackson, righthanded starter Ian Kennedy, and lefty reliever Phil Coke in a three-way deal that includes the Diamondbacks. Arizona gets righthander Edwin Jackson from Detroit and Kennedy, while the Tigers get Austin Jackson and Coke from New York, plus Arizona righty Max Scherzer and lefty Daniel Schlereth.
That is not what Cafardo originally wrote and what the Globe originally posted. As SoSH points out, the original version of that paragraph contained no fewer than five errors:
1. "lefthanded starter Ian Kennedy"
2. "Erwin Jackson"
3. "lefty Matt Scherzer"
4. "lefty Matt Scherzer"
5. "righty Daniel Schlereth"
Dick Pole Upside, the SoSHer who posted about the article: "thank goodness we weren't willing to give up Cliff Buckholtz and Jeremy Ellsbury in that deal".

Remember, kids: Avoid unprofessional, careless bloggers who do not hire fact-checkers; get all your information from the mainstream sports media.

14 comments:

Jere said...

I also hate how reporters have blogs of their own. A blog about what it's like to be a reporter--that would be cool. But just because you're paid by a newspaper and are posting articles in real time, doesn't mean you have to call it a "blog" and therefore compete with real bloggers. (Especially when you're constantly ripping bloggers anyway.)

Meanwhile... Duh.

L-girl said...

I also hate how reporters have blogs of their own.

They have no choice. It's part of the job now. It's the newspapers who are trying to compete, not the reporters/bloggers.

The battle is to be paid more for more work - rather than having to produce 3 times the work for the same pay.

Writers are not in competition with one another, whether or not they work for commercial media outlets.

9casey said...

People keep mentioning the Red Sox are willing to sign Rich Harden , because they like pitchers who are coming back from injury with small one year contracts......Has this worked out for us yet????????????

9casey said...

I wonder if the sox are in on D Lowe?

redsock said...

Has this worked out for us yet????????????

We are so due.

James said...

Haven't worked out? What about THIS?

L-girl said...

It's like voting Democrat!

9casey said...

L-girl said...
It's like voting Democrat!



Thats funny , and James what is THIS

Ish said...

Fuck the heck? Preliminary deal to THE DOCTOR to Texas for a BACKUP CATCHER!??! Max Ramirez...?

Oh, and did you hear this shit about the Red Sox acquiring a pitcher named Ramon Ramirez? As in... ANOTHER Ramon Ramirez?

9casey said...

Lowell, another guy we will be paying to play somewhere else....
Good Clubhouse guy , still a good hitter, I hope this is making room for something bigger, because we can not open the season whith Kotchman at 1st.....

James said...

There was supposed to be a link there to Wade Miller's one great game in a Red Sox uniform. Oh well.

Would Max Ramirez even make the team? How is he any better than Kottaras?

Ish said...

MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!!!

Red Sox have acquired... wait for it.... BOOF BONSER!!!

SCORE. Marco Scutaro, Peter Gammons, Max Ramirez, AND Boof Bonser??? This could be the best winter EVER!!!111

Ish said...

Oops, I almost forgot about the SECOND Ramon Ramirez.

I'm really thinking Peter Gammons decided to come to NESN and cover the Red Sox purely for comic relief.

Jere said...

L: You took that part of my comment out of context. I left it that way because I explained it after. I didn't mean I hate that they have a place to write. I meant I hate that those places are called "blogs."

I feel we are in competition. Before, it was a bunch of regular people called "bloggers." Now we have to compete with "reporters" and their "blogs." When people search sports blogs, they now get unpaid fans AND paid newspaper reporters turning up.

That's what I'm trying to get at. I just didn't explain it too well, I guess.