• Rieber On Player Sites

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Anthony Rieber of Newsday takes a look at player websites and blogs. Here’s what he had to say about Phil Hughes’ blog:

    Phil Hughes has received some attention for his site, www.philhughes.wordpress.com. It’s pretty much just Hughes posting, but the posts have gotten less frequent and much shorter lately. Maybe being 0-3 with an 8.82 ERA, he just doesn’t have much to say.

    Know what? That’s not a bad thing. At this point of his career, the way his season is going, Hughes should be more worried about his pitching and less worried about posting to his blog.

    Personally, I would be a tad turned off if Hughes was blogging away, like mad, while his pitching is so poor. So, I don’t see the need to get on him, now, about “less frequent and much shorter” blog entries.

    Comments on Rieber On Player Sites

    1. baileywalk
      April 22nd, 2008 | 1:32 pm

      I don’t really think it’s about performance. He wrote a blog post after getting bombed in spring training. It’s two things: 1) there’s a lot more sitting around in his house with nothing to do during the spring; 2) apparently Phil didn’t buy himself a wireless Internet card and has spotty wifi on the road. When he gets back home he’ll probably post some of his controversial material — you know, music he’s listening to, pics of his nieces, how much he likes “The Office,” a baseball-related giveaway — and you’ll have plenty of things to rip him about.

    2. Rich
      April 22nd, 2008 | 5:59 pm

      I think the posts became less frequent after the Yankees (Cash, I think) made a comment indicating their antipathy toward player blogs, diaries, etc.

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