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The Empty Baseball Pressbox

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The Wall Street Journal laments the decline of actual writers at the ballparks:


  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    "After 10 years, BBWAA members are given certain perks that continue even after retirement."

    Like what?
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    $6500, especially for the NYT, seems quite low.
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The whole issue is overstated. You'll temporarily see fewer out-of-town writers as newspapers cut costs and the recession takes hold. Eventually, local news will become financially viable on the Web, the economy will come back and the press boxes will repopulate.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Can't argue the story, but picking a late-March game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to illustrate the point is a little misleading.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A vote for the HOF is one.
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  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not much of substance in that piece.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I kinda figured that. What else?
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  9. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    The BBWAA card should allow you entrace to any stadium and press box in organized baseball. I've used mine twice in 25 years for that, both times to visit a high school friend who was the batting coach for a major league team. He could have arranged entrance for me, but I didn't want to bother him with that.
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  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This has probably been discussed on the board before, but I don't think we're very far away from a landscape dominated by league-run media. Followed by the league cutting conventional media outlets from the information loop. It's already happened in some NFL outlets, I understand. Widespread practice would not surprise me at all, especially if the journalism industry continues abdicating press box space.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought the LA Times wasn't traveling with the Angels anymore.
  12. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Member

    OK. That's a relief. Thanks.
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