Sports Bloggers Are Annoying

KP WeeSenior Writer IApril 10, 2009

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Relief pitcher Kris Benson #37 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the San Diego Padres during the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on March 5, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Padres 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

In the day of blogging and the Internet, anyone with access to a computer can post anything they want about anything.

And in the case of MLB, we've got boatloads of bloggers doing just that—posting about whatever nonsense they can come up with.

For instance, on this website alone, I saw a headline proclaiming "Rangers proving they can win the West."


The season is only three games in—four now. The Rangers lost 15-2 in Detroit after their 3-0 start, and suddenly people think a team has "proven" itself with some early-season success?

The Rangers have given Kris Benson a contract and, by the way, Benson started in that 15-2 rout. Inevitably, there will be bloggers bringing up Anna Benson instead. Why do "fans" post garbage about things unrelated to sports if it's a sports blog they're maintaining? Not the Bleacher Report specifically, but other blogs dedicated to their respective teams these bloggers are following.

(No, I won't provide links to those blogs. Why advertise for them?)

This is the same as articles or slideshows about the top 10 hottest baseball wives or hottest sideline reporters, etc. Is this a sports blog or a tabloid website?

Another thing that is kind of annoying is when a non-story becomes a big one, and then fans across the country decide to take shots at each other. Someone on Yahoo! Sports blogged about how the Phillies fans have no class for booing Adam Eaton (I didn't say it, that blogger did). Soon enough, you had people taking shots at Philadelphia, with others ripping the Philly-bashers.

How can one say fans from blah-blah city are the "most passionate" or "most knowledgable", by the way? I mean, perhaps the second one is quantifiable...maybe. But the first one? How can Joe Fan from a particular city claim his town is the most passionate?

How? Has he lived in say, the other 30 or so cities to be able to pass on that informative insight?

Bloggers are annoying. I'm sure there are plenty who will say even worst things about this particular blogger writing this piece right now.