The hazard of verticals

Verticals, for those of you not into news jargon, are web sites "reporting" on their own content. They're common in the world of what passes for sports journalism this side of the Atlantic: mlb.com; nhl.com, etc., etc. This morning's headlines are all about Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewer's shiny new MVP, testing positive for performance-enhancing… Continue reading The hazard of verticals

Red Sox County?

Apologies in advance to my friends who are Red Sox fans, but this team's collapse is one of the most intriguing sports stories of the past 10 or 15 years. I watched sports avidly for decades, played sports, covered sports. After a while, the gloss wore off. I can't put my finger on it, but… Continue reading Red Sox County?