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From MLB prospect to Priesthood

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cubbiebum, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    A few years ago Grant Desme was one of the boys in the Oakland A's farm system. He gave it up to become a Priest. The story embellishes a bit. It talks as if he was on the verge of being called up when in reality he dominated A-Ball as a 23-year old. Still, while it is Yahoo Sports, the article provides a lot of depth and detail to an interesting story.


    Even though he gave up being one of the boys he'll still get plenty of time to play with boys ... I kid, I kid
  2. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Traded to the Padres
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I don't understand the bolded sentence. I thought Yahoo had a good reputation for this kind of reporting, no?
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Top notch!
  5. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    They've upgraded a lot lately but a lot of their sports stuff is very bloggish. At least to me that is.
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Passan is probably the best baseball writer in the country, or at least easily in the upper echelon. Adding that clause to your original post does not shine favorably on you.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Tim Brown's solid, too. Wojnarowski on the NBA, Cole on the NFL, Forde on college football/basketball.

    Dan Wetzel is absolutely the best sports columnist in the country right now, on any platform.

    Seriously, Yahoo is top-notch in just about every way.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This was no quick-hitter blog though. It had the potential to be a one-source wonder, or just touch the surface but went way beyond that. Well-researched and well-written.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I read this earlier today. Six thousand words, and it reads like less (though not much less ... holy crap was that long).

    I say this as a devoutly anti-religion person: That was awesome.
  10. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Right, and I said that. Most of the stuff I see on Yahoo sports is generally very TMZ like but I don't tend to read them a whole lot. Most of what I see is stuff that catches my eye while going to check my fantasy team. Maybe they are very credible and I am just seeing a lot of the sensationalized crap. When it comes to national writers I'll side with you guys. I have never been one to pay attention to the author. I read stories for the story and always have. That is not to say I am right and you are wrong.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Did you know there are 108 beads on a rosary and 108 stitches on a baseball?
  12. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    The redesigned front page has pushed almost all of their staff stories lower than they probably should be, and there are typically only four links to staff stories on the front now at any time. Just have to know where to look, though. This page helps: http://sports.yahoo.com/top/expertscorner.
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