[This item was originally posted to The Media Drop]
USA Today picked up an article by Peter Abraham of Westchester’s Journal News about baseball blogs, including Bronx Banter and Futility Infielder. The last paragraph says it all, when the Banter’s Alex Belth says “We’re having an impact on the discussion and that has to be taken seriously.” Ain’t that the truth. When we live in a world where Curt Schilling is showing up on message boards and after seeing the vim and vigor that Red Sox fans have for the game, he decides that that factors into him ending up in Boston, we need to pay attention.
Looking for an answer about why people blog? I’d say this is a perfect example. Someone’s “hobby” turns out to be a lot bigger of a deal than originally planned – that sums it up.