February 01, 2005

Blog hero of the week

God bless a true baseball guru, Daily News baseball writer Paul Hagen, for staying true to baseball while it's all Eagles, all the time in Philadelphia.

While the veteran writer doesn't maintain a blog of his own, he marches to the beat of his own drummer in standard print, providing Phillies-themed baseball bits you can't get anywhere else.

Instead of joining the drove of Philly reporters with coverage of the Eagles boarding a plane and exiting a plane, the Eagles boarding a bus and exiting a bus, today's Hagen column features week two of his Carlos Lee series.

Hagen may be the only professional writer, anywhere, tackling the unique issue of Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Lee. Last week, it was Carlos Lee finding inner and physical strength from his cattle ranch in Panama. This week, questions are finally answered on why the White Sox traded away a 31 HR slugger.

(Actually, it's a little odd Hagen has adopted the Carlos Lee issue of late. Maybe Carlos is in his keeper league.)

But seriously, Hagen is an inspiration to bloggers everywhere, as we struggle to fill out the remaining days until pitchers and catchers report with recycled stats and archived information disguised as fresh news. Of all the Philly writers, he's our favorite, and his Phillies content in Baseball America is essential reading.

So Mr. Hagen, you earn the first ever BPF Bloggy, and if that were an actual trophy, it would look something like a nerd, sitting by a laptop, not getting laid.


At 11:01 PM, Blogger Tom G said...

"a nerd, sitting by a laptop, not getting laid." Sort of in the posture/position of "The Thinker" right?

Actually, I've been pretty impressed with what you've been posting in this dry dull period. Some very good points. Seriously.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Jason Weitzel said...

Thanks, G.

At 1:28 PM, Blogger el123chico said...

i want a bloggy. since i am a nerd sitting at a computer not getting laid.

gee, i was having a great day until i wrote that sentence.


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