The Badger Blogger Blow Back
AKA The MSM Empire strikes back.
First let me say this I think Bruce over at Badger Blogger did get it wrong and should hunt down his "source" and hurt him.
Here is his whole post(isn't it amazing how such a short post can usually end up causing Blogger Armageddon)
"While BadgerBlogger can not independently confirm this, sources close to the Milwaukee Brewers organization tell BadgerBlogger late this evening, in the midst of another horrid road trip, and on the heels of a sweep by the Boston Red Sox, that Brewers manager Ned Yost will be relieved of his duties during the team’s off day Monday, and replaced on an “interim” basis by team bench coach Ted Simmons.
Many baseball insiders routinely refer to Simmons as one of the “best minds in baseball“; perhaps his new role will provide the direction and leadership this team has been so badly lacking."
You can see the first line was a disclaimer saying this was basically a rumor, the mistake Bruce made was he did not use the word rumor in his post.
But in the end he got it wrong and that blog is taking its lumps and the rest of us bloggers are getting tarred with the same broad brush. The forces of the MSM in Milwaukee and Nation wide are using this incident to bash all bloggers.
The D-list talked a lot about this and I have to be honest Dan and Drew were pretty condescending towards bloggers Bill Johnson was a little more open minded. But we have to admit this whole thing has set bloggers back well the blogs that actually try to be sources of news, we do not fall into that category it was never our intention here at the WSB.
But what really has me fired up about this is how everyone is giving Tom Haudricourt a total pass on this. He never confirmed the story and just put it out there
I am really beginning to think that TH never thought this was a true story and only threw it out there so he could then turn around and bash blogs after he the "real" reporter had proven it false. Come on how many other rumors has TH ignored but he links to this rumor. I smell a rat.
I am not a Tom Haudricourt fan I think he carries the Brewers water too many times to protect his access. He totally failed last season to inform us about Estrada being a Cancer in the club house.
The shame of this unlike in politics in sports you were seeing a common ground between sports blogs and sports MSM at least in Milwaukee, the MJS sports blogs are actually good ones they do get information out very fast and can be a great source for sports fans.
Now I think this will open up a bit of a rift between the two groups.
I think on of the strengths of the WSB was we never have considered ourselves a "sports news" blog it has always been a place were we can talk about sports and other stuff we will break a story once in a blue moon if it falls in our lap but we are not the MJS we are just people looking for a place where we can make our voices heard on the teams and sports we love.
The really funny part of this is Badger Bloggers is not even a sports blog.
So that is my opinion I really believe TH did this to set up a opportunity to bash blogs.
Moving on now