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Blogger becomes scout

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PHINJ, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member


    Carlos Gomez was a minor league pitcher who became a popular poster on Baseball Primer/Baseball Think Factory known as Chad Bradford Wannabe. When his career ended, he started posting videos on the Web analyzing pitcher deliveries. Now, the 29-year-old has been hired as a scout by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  2. Great story. Well done by Nick, and good luck to Carlos.
  3. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    this is great but it's a little misleading to tout this as a success story for a blogger getting hired by organized baseball.

    he was a division I and professional baseball player before contributing to a blog.
  4. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Perhaps more true to what you're saying: I believe Baseball America had a guy attend MLB's scout school for a multi-part story, but the guy eventually left BA to take a scouting job.

    BA somehow secured a pass for the guy, which usually requires a team sponsorship to attend.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A_F has no idea why he just ejaculated.
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    BLOGS! boy is back!
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I seem to remember a college basketball reporter from North Carolina leaving to become a scout for the Portland Trailblazers something like 15 years ago, but I'm blanking on his name.

    Of course, before scouting became sophisticiated, writers from, say, Street & Smith's would serve as scouts, in the sense that a team from time to time would thumb through its work to see who it should draft.
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