Sam Mellinger lumps Schilling's effort in with My Space riff-raff
- First, the title of Mellinger's article tells you it's about baseball player bloggers. But the subhead goes in a different direction, saying some experienced rocky roads with My Space. The two are usually quite different things. (I understand Mellinger may not be in charge of headlines, but the point is the headlines attempt to get a certain idea or ideas across). Mellinger:
The line between those groups can sometimes be perilous.
Sometimes it makes you wonder if Adam Dunn’s approach to the Internet age — “what’s a blog?” he asks — is the right one for ballplayers. In the meantime, the trouble for some has convinced others to keep their online endeavors as vanilla as postgame clichés."
- This article doesn't flesh out/reconcile or prove its opening. It gives a mish-mash of dramatically different online uses/personas/purposes by a few unrelated players. Since the writer lumps them all together as internet bloggers who've screwed up/My Space whatevers who've screwed up/ general marketers who might screw up, the lines are blurred. Meaning the guys he discusses are all in the same blur. Why would he want to portray Schilling's blog along with My Space pages? They're not similar.
Because he, Mellinger, thinks a certain way and he hopes you will too. It seems baseball reporters don't get it yet. Things have changed, but they've changed forever. Life will never be the same for baseball reporters. Mellinger seems to hope players will go back to normal and persons like himself will be the gateway for societal perceptions of players. Never again.
Quote from Sam Mellinger's Kansas City Star article, "Baseball Players are Going to the Blogs," 6/10/07
P.S. This may not seem like a big deal, but in today's information age, small things have a way of becoming big things. Especially when speaking about public figures. About that, I say, never again.Tweet Stumbleupon StumbleUpon