I had a pretty good week of writing

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I wrote three pieces this week of which I am proud. I’m not really a reporter, but these three involved, like, going to places, interviewing people and telling stories rather than just riffing on the news. Indeed, I fear I may have committed journalism.

The series was about the Detroit Tigers and how they find themselves at a crossroads:

The last piece is, in my humble opinion, especially good, as it deals with people and a city, not just baseball.

Of course there are limits to what hard work and storytelling will do for a guy in modern media. Yesterday, while literally waiting in line at Panera before taking the kids to go see “Ant Man,” I one-hand tweeted a tip I got about a trade that was going down between the Brewers and the Pirates. It, of course, got about 10x the play any of those long, well-written and reported pieces got.

Viva the 21st Century. 

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the national baseball writer for NBCSports.com. He writes about things other than sports at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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