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:
- Two Weeks Which Changed Everything;
- Justin Verlander and the Definition of Insanity; and
- They’re Rebuilding … at the Corner of Michigan and Trumbull.
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.