I would have liked to see Santana in the Red Sox rotation, but I've gone on record saying I wasn't pleased with what Boston would have to give up in that deal. And I didn't want to see the guy go to the Yankees. I have no problems with the Mets, so I hope Santana helps them. And I'm so, so grateful that this whole circus might be coming to an end.
In other news, I've learned today that all the different official team websites seem to post articles on the same subject at the same time. Go to the Dodgers' site, and the headline is "Penny, Dodgers rotation out to shine in 2008". Head over to the Red Sox site, and you'll learn that the "Rotation returns for another shot at the series". For the Yankees, it's "Rotation could make or break Yankees in 2008". I'm not checking every team, but I'm sensing a pattern here.
I did check a few other sites, just because the idea of all the sites having the same sort of article was bugging me for some reason. I ended up at the site for the Pittsburgh Pirates (I just picked a random team), and found myself wondering why a team wouldn't want to present its players in the best possible light. Poor Tom Gorzelanny. I mean, the guy's not much of a looker, but he deserves better than this. Here's what I mean:
This was once the location of an ugly picture of Gorzelanny.
If he looks familiar, you've probably seen this guy before.
DATE: 01/30/2008 07:02:41 PM
MLB keeps a real tight reign on their websites. Even the minor league ones seem a bit samey.
I think the NFL teams use the same server but web content varies with each team. If the Dolphins put as much emphasis on the team as thier website they wouldn't have gone 1-15 but thats me.
DATE: 01/30/2008 11:58:16 PM
Tom Gorzelanny is not a piece of meat :)
AUTHOR: Jack Cobra
DATE: 01/31/2008 07:54:47 AM
First off, God gave him a last name that most people can't pronounce and/or spell and then he gave him that face. Ouch.
DATE: 02/02/2008 11:56:09 AM
I am thinking that the sites all report on pitching about the same time because generally most teams have their pitchers and catchers report to camp before the rest of the team. hence, sports writers and web site operators start talking about pitching first. it is just the natural order of things. And if smeghead52 is right, it just may well be the same person doing all the writing
DATE: 02/02/2008 03:24:05 PM
I think there are more than one person writing @MLB.com but I think the editorial standards are pretty tight. Because the writing seems similar and really bland.
I wonder if Alyssa Milano will return to blog about the Dodgers this year? It was about the only thing at MLB.com that didn't seem written by a pr person.