Peter Gammons Likes Blogs, He Really Really Does

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.

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.
Now just pass that information on to Joe Morgan and maybe he'll do a little homework before each game using those sites.

Peter Gammons Discovers the Joy of Blogs (The Big Lead)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:55 PM

8 Comments:

Maybe yours. Definitely not mine.

JC said...
Jan 23, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

I agree with that what you're saying that it's easy to get immunity from the blogosphere by saying you like site X and site Y and site Z, AA. That's struck me as a little odd more than once. I mean, we still should be making judgments on ESPN heroes by what they actually contribute, not by what sites they read.

Gammons kind of has lifetime immunity for the contributions he has made, though, so I suppose my point does not really apply there. It is worth noting, I think, that he's come off as a bit of a old crank on some recent issues.

NHZ said...
Jan 23, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

Can you re-post the video of that guy going "Peeeeterrrrrr" over and over again and then Gammons looking at him all terrified. That thing always cracks me up.

GMoney said...
Jan 23, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

100% chance he knows about FireJoeMorgan, but can't list it for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

Here you go Gmoney.

PETER GAMMONS!

Jan 23, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

If you don't love that, you're an idiot. Thanks, AA.

GMoney said...
Jan 23, 2008, 5:24:00 PM  

is Peter Gammons the most respected guy at espn by people who actually know what they are talking about?

if i were to do a list he'd be #1.

Paterno Lives! said...
Jan 23, 2008, 6:11:00 PM  

peter gammons requests man goo as his dressing on his side salad.

Jan 23, 2008, 7:34:00 PM  

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