Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What's up with the Chronicle?

Seriously. It's 12:40pm on a Spring Training game day. The game started 35 minutes ago. The Chronicle has two beat writers in Jose de Jesus Ortiz and Brian McTaggart. Tags' last blog post was last night. Ortiz hasn't blogged in almost a week. In six Main Stories, there are two links to Chipper Jones' extension and an AL Central preview. Up until about five minutes ago there was no update about the Reds/Astros game, and Roy is pitching.

I'm not faulting Tags or JJO, but this is ridiculous. I've heard from a couple of people that they don't even go to the Chronicle for Astros news - they come here. And while I'm flattered, and humbled, that is absolutely ludicrous (woo!). A guy's blog in Tennessee has better and more up-to-date information on the professional baseball team than the hometown newspaper - and the only newspaper serving Houston.

Who else is pissed?

4 comments:

Rob S said...

Sign me up for that last statement and I am one of "those guys" fortunately/unfortunately.

Keep up the excellent work!

The Unofficial Official said...

wonder if it's an April fools day joke, just sayin...

German said...

I was pissed about last night. The Astros schedule stated that the game was going to be televised on FSN Houston, but there was no game on TV last night. Arrg!

The Constable. said...

If this is an April Fools joke, it's slow-developing and at Legendarily Awkward status...