Friday, March 9, 2007
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Born to blog
The Opening Day starter for the Boston Red Sox, Curt Schilling, now has a blog. In his first week, he's already moved down the learning curve, following David Pinto's advice and introducing much-needed line breaks into his posts.
Sports fans love or hate Schilling. To the haters, he's an egomaniac who cannot and will not shut up -- particularly if he's talking about himself. To the admirers, Schilling has always walked the walk (see: sock, bloody) in pressure situations, a very rare commodity in professional sports. Perusing his posts to date, I would advise non-sports fans and even casual sports fans to ignore it. However, for baseball fanatics, there's lots of good stuff.
From his first post, I have a hunch that Schilling intuitively gets the blog thing:
Iíve never been a yes/no kind of guy, which probably hasnít been received well by some. I donít know that Iíll be changing my style, but I do know that getting ripped for something I say here will be getting ripped for something I actually saidĖwith the entire contents of my comments included.Unless you're willing to be wrong -- really, badly wrong -- you'll never make it as a blogger.
UPDATE: Seth Mnookin also thinks Schilling has the chops to blog.
Thanks for the link!posted by: David Pinto on 03.09.07 at 09:57 AM [permalink]
Interesting that the Schilling Blog appears to be a REAL blog, i.e. not part of the MLB.com corporate monolith, increasing the potential that he'll actually say something INTERESTING (and that he's writing it rather than his agent's intern).posted by: adr on 03.09.07 at 09:57 AM [permalink]
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