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Why do so many bloggers hate Plaschke?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WaylonJennings, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Scroll down to March 21:


    This is but the latest. It seems I see a lot of them that make fun of his writing style, etc.

    Is he big into being an anti-sabermetric curmudgeon? Kind of the anti-Posnaksi?

    Or is it really his cadence that sets people off?
  2. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I think he wrote several columns ripping the old Dodgers G.M., the Beane protege, which probably didn't endear him.
  3. Right, I remember he used to call him "Laptop Boy."
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That was a pretty bad column, and I like Plaschke.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    They don't much care for Furman (or Furry-man) Bisher.
    Plaschke is generally a good read. I don't think that this was his strongest effort and light years behind that column he did a few years back on the Dodgers BLOGger in Texas, who had muscular dystrophy and tapped out her posts with a mouth pointer since she couldn't use her hands.
    That was a spectacular piece of work.
    As to why some bloggers don't like him, Plaschke has what they want. Six (maybe seven) figure salary, book deals, national TV and a large following.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I have to admit: I like Plaschke, too. And I thought the blog post was pretty entertaining.
  7. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    On a baseball/saber site that I visit regularly, Plaschke is probably the most despised writer among the MSM. That is saying quite a bit since saber-types don't like any regular beat writers or columnists other than JoePo. I got into a losing battle on the board once defending Plaschke; there was not a single member who was willing to concede that he has an ounce of writing talent. In fact, most of them didn't believe I was being serious when I talked about what a good and respected columnist he is.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Shocking that Poin hasn't chimed in on this thread.
  9. One thing I don't get is how they always gripe about one-sentence paragraphs. I mean, a column is supposed to be a quick, pain-free read. If Plaschke or any other newspaper columnist wanted to write magazine-style, I'm sure he would have no problem with it.
  10. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    No one respects the media and everyone thinks he/she can write, especially bloggers.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

  12. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    Yeah, that's the site.
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