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Gems From the Web: 4/18


  • Hey, remember Darren Dreifort? Well, that contract is still hilarious. [JoeSportsFan]
  • Carl Pavano’s agent thinks of him as a #1-2 starter. The rest of the world: “…Really?” [SimonOnSports]
  • Baseball players are meant to be fat? John Kruk must be a gold mine! [Larry Brown Sports]
  • Mickey Mantle probably never hit a ball 565 feet. He did, however, knock back 565 beers one night. So he’s still got that record. [Fanhouse]
  • JD Drew needs to make a little money on the side. We know the feeling, JD. Have you tried selling Google Ads on your uniform? [Hugging Harold Reynolds]
  • If you saw a game in the 19th inning, would you live-blog the Gamecast? No?¬† Well then you’re clearly not that cool. [The Arena]
  • As your one-stop shop for all Pope-related baseball news, we feel obligated to report that the Pope used Manny Acta’s office as a dressing room. We hear he also tried to exorcise Elijah Dukes, before giving up and saying it was “hopeless.” [Deadspin]

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4 comments for “Gems From the Web: 4/18”

  1. Hi, it’s Rockabye from The Arena. While I appreciate the link, I would caution you to read the whole post before merely dismissing me as uncool.

    I live on-campus at UF, where we get only basic cable, except for those with digital boxes. The only person I know with a box does not have the MLB Extra Innings package that would have allowed me to watch the game on TV.

    One of the other provisions of on-campus living is not using P2P networks, like SopCast or MyP2P; if you do and the system catches you, you can say bye-bye to the Internet for a day or two.

    Rather than do that or get gouged by MLB for 14.95 (the cost of their one-month MLBTV/radio pass), I chose to live-blog the GameCast, then an updating ticker from a San Diego radio station.

    Certainly, I would have rather blogged a live broadcast, either on TV or radio, but my options were limited at 3:30 AM EST. I hope you understand that I know my efforts were meta-blogging at best, and that’s why I tried to provide other stats and observations rather than strict play-by-play.

    Again, thanks for the link; I hope this clears things up.

    Posted by Rockabye | April 18, 2008, 8:33 pm
  2. […] (Update:¬†Elsewhere on the Interwebs, people have called into question the “cool” of live-blogging the GameCast of a 19th inning game. I responded in the comments; feel free to read that there.) […]

    Posted by The Neverending Story « The Arena | April 18, 2008, 8:35 pm
  3. Wow.

    Okay, first off, sorry. I promise I’m not just being nice but that was actually a typo. Livelogging something you’re not watching is something I would never think of and completely awesome.

    If it’s any consolation, I also didn’t put Larry Brown Sports in brackets before. My typing wasn’t very good this morning.

    Anyway, sorry for the typo and the unintentional insult. It’s corrected.

    Posted by Doug | April 18, 2008, 9:23 pm
  4. It’s no big deal. I just don’t want the blogosphere devolving into internecine warfare.

    We already have one Democratic Party in America; we don’t need two. Consider yourself added to my blogroll/favorites.

    Posted by Rockabye | April 19, 2008, 12:28 am

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