Last week, I noted that FOX9 News had picked up a story from Stick and Ball Guy without actually crediting the blog. Since I ripped the TV station for this, I must give credit to the St. Paul Pioneer Press's Charley Walters, who picked up the same story - and actually credited SBG. The quote:
An Internet rights domain for "landolakespark.com" has been purchased by the Twins, as pointed out by SBG Nation online magazine, but the Twins say they have registered dozens of domains and that there is no front-runner for corporate naming rights for their new ballpark.Full marks to Walters and the PiPress for actually crediting the source. Also note that CarterHayes, who originally broke the story, talked to the Twins front office and has an update on the story today.
Second, I also had a poll going last week to (unscientifically) determine baseball columnist Aaron Gleeman's approval rating. Though I do not presume to suggest that a poll on this site could even pretend to actually measure Gleeman's approval, the results showed that, by a margin of 58%-42%, readers do approve.
If you collected all of the other mainstream media columnists in town - those from both major papers, the radio hosts, et cetera - I don't know that any would even approach a favorable rating. In other words, good for Gleeman - he could be just about the most popular columnist in town right now.