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Top MLB beat writers?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by The Franchise, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Like Gammons when he was at the Globe, Ringolsby can fill a whole page with notes if he so chooses. Baseball fans just eat that shit up.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Pedro Gomez who is on the Barry Bonds beat does a nice job.
  3. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    When he was on the Braves beat I thought Thomas Stinson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was one of the best out there. On Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, dude had four stories on the fallout from the John Rocker incident. I think he's now strictly enterprise and hard sports news.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm biased, but I still gotta throw T.R. out there.
  5. voteforpedro

    voteforpedro Member

    I dig Henry Schulman at the SF Chron.

    Maybe not as nationally known, but he's a great writer who happens to cover an MLB beat.
  6. hankschu

    hankschu Member

    I appreciate the kind words, although it's funny that the mere mention of my name killed this thread.

    Henry Schulman
    SF Chronicle
  7. LemMan

    LemMan Member

    Marc Tompkin of the St. Pete Times does a heck of a job covering the D-Rays. Really knows his stuff.
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Point of order: Assuming he covers all 162 games, it'd take just more than six years to reach 1,000. For him to have scored 10s of thousands of games, he would have to have covered the game for more than 60 years. He's great, no question, and has been for a long time. Sorry for the nit-pick, but that's stretching it.

    Carry on.
  9. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Topkin (editor wielding his red pen) told a great story of how, before the Devil Rays came to Tampa-St. Pete, the Fabulous Sports Babe had him on the show frequently, saying he had the best baseball "beat" in the world. "You show up for the All-Star Game and World Series and that's it! What a life!" In between those two blessed events, I know he worked his ass off. The coming of a regular baseball season must have been heaven.

    See, Hank? We kept it alive for ya.
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    OK, tens of thousands of innings.
  11. ArthurLevine

    ArthurLevine New Member

    I thought Svrluga's book was excellent. And he's clearly talented. But his gamers read like the first chapter of another book. Waaaaaay too long and convoluted, bordering on an arrogance he hasn't yet demonstrated he has a right to have. And he really still doesn't get the game, after over a year on the beat, and seems to think he has to overwrite the crap out of everything to compensate (typical effin' stud behaviour ;D)
    Gets his butt kicked by the mlb.com guy (who cannot write a lick) on every key piece of information, too. Most of it probably passes Barry like the wind, because he doesn't see the importance of it. I'm told he asks the most inane questions in the manager's office every day, too. Between Svrluga and the website guy, no wonder old Frank Robinson looks like he's about to kill sombody.

    Boswell would be great - in the 1950s.

    I'm astonished at how poor a baseball media town my town turned out to be. I really was looking forward to reading a lot of great baseball stuff with the return of the game. But it hasn't happened.
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    I'll add another vote for T.R. Sullivan
    When he was at the Star-Telegram, he routinely kicked butt on breaking news, made the DMN look feeble.
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