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Challenges of covering summer baseball

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smallpotatoes, Jul 10, 2019 at 1:18 AM.

  1. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Then why do you need a box score? There's no way this stuff should be covered cause of what you said in your post.
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Kinda like yer comb.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Smallpotatoes is the one that needed a box score, not me.
    The only reason I cover it for my paper is to generate some easy content in the doldrums of summer.
  4. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    My bad. Yeah it's worth covering to go out there and do it as you do it. I got mixed up. Sorry.
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  5. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

    You've got the right approach. No one cares about the games, so get features and build relationships.

    SP's paper needs to do the same thing. If teams can't be bothered to put together a lineup card, why the hell are you there? And why are you doing a box score?

    Plenty of other ways to fill out the thing summer months than a dinky glorified rec league.
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  6. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    If you attend a play and they can't even be bothered to produce a program, then the play ain't worth attending. Shit, even my daughter's grammar school spring recitals have programs with lists of names.
  7. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    Heck, I'm helping out a USL-2 team and having the same fun....
  8. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    You're worried about getting names. Heh.

    I had years when I couldn't get the Legion (or the Senior Babe Ruth team, or the summer swim team) to send me a schedule.

    "Why aren't you covering our games, Apeman?"

    Well, no one gave me a schedule, the person on the phone at (the Legion office/the Babe Ruth team's sponsor/what was supposed to be the swim coach's number but turned out wasn't) doesn't know the schedule, and I'm not going to drive by the (ball park/pool) every night just to see if you happen to be (playing/swimming).
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