First things first - I really, really, REALLY want to throw my comments in about blogging in the 21st Century... about the Buzzy v. Deadspin guy on Costas Now in April... about Ned Yost, Doug Melvin, Jim Powell and others whining about a blogger who said that Nedley was about to get fired... etc. Clearly, I am on the side of the bloggers, but I wanted to make some bigger picture points. I just haven't gotten around to it. I may get there (then again, I may not, what with Cheer Day happening at Casa de James this weekend). My ten second take is that the internet has made media instantaneous, and that the world had better get used to it. Some will get paid, I probably won't (Mark, I am still waiting for you to tell me I've been picked up by the Wall Street Journal), but the absolute worst part of internet blogs is the comment section. Now, I only get about 18 people (up from six a year ago) who read my blog, but if more did, I would have to deal with some horribly stupid comments. Want an example of the nutjobs I would have to deal with? Check out the ravings of some depressing soul on this blog entry (you should've seen what I didn't approve!)
1. My-Sugar-Na and I stopped by Tommasino Italia' for dinner last night. The restaurant on 74th & Greenfield (formerly the beloved Doyle's Milwaukee Inn) is owned by Thomas Doyle. During dinner (fantastic pizza, by the way, with fresh giardinara and parmesan on the side), I spoke with Mr. Doyle. He stated two very interesting and believable things.
You must be kidding. There is no way I would try to squeeze myself into a Speedo, much less get a photo taken of such an event, much less post it.