St. Pete Times

  • The St. Pete Times Has Some Explaining To Do

    The St. Pete Times Has Some Explaining To Do

    October 8, 2010 at 8:00 am 2 comments

    Below is a screenshot from the St. Pete Times. The image is of John Romano’s latest column and was posted to the tampabay.com website sometime prior to 10:30 last night (the entire article can be found here). The article is a typical “these aren’t the Rays we know and love” […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Baseball’s Holy Trinity

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Baseball’s Holy Trinity

    July 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm 18 comments

    Joe is so giddy over the Rays win he doesn’t know where to begin? It was the Holy Trinity of baseball tonight: pitching, defense and a key hit. * Wade Davis: Was this his best outing? Hard to argue. Once he got past the first, he was simply dominant. Joe […]

     
  • Are The Local Newspapers Influencing The Stadium Debate?

    Are The Local Newspapers Influencing The Stadium Debate?

    June 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 12 comments

    That’s what 10Connects.com asks in a recent piece. “I’ve looked at both papers’ coverage,” said Dr. Randy Miller, a journalism professor at USF.  “Both sides have had coverage that clearly points out it either is – or isn’t – a good idea to move the stadium across the bay.” It […]

     
  • St. Pete Times Attempts New Medium…Or Not

    April 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

    Recently the St. Pete Times introduced a new feature in their various sports blogs, a video report called the “Midday sports report.”  We were excited. We wondered what might this new feature bring? Might it be Marc Topkin’s musings on various Rays topics? Might Joe Smith reveal his true identity? […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Headline Writers At Times And Tribune Up To Their Old Tricks

    [THE HANGOVER] Headline Writers At Times And Tribune Up To Their Old Tricks

    May 6, 2008 at 8:50 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Getting a last place team after having been swept by the Sox. THE BAD: Getting the last place Toronto Blue Jays who are clearly better than their record and have actually won 5 in a row. THE TELLING: Three games with the Jays, none of which will be […]

     
  • [NEWSPAPER BLOGS] Strange Things Are Afoot At The Heater

    [NEWSPAPER BLOGS] Strange Things Are Afoot At The Heater

    January 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm 3 comments

    The Heater, a Rays blog hosted by the St. Pete Times has a post today referring to an ESPN.com chat hosted by Sean McAdam. The focus of the chat is which team will be better in 2010, The Tampa Bay Rays or the Florida Marlins. The focus of the chat […]

     
  • [BLOGGING IS NOT JOURNALISM] Please Do Not Accuse Us Of Trying To Be Journalists

    [BLOGGING IS NOT JOURNALISM] Please Do Not Accuse Us Of Trying To Be Journalists

    January 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm 19 comments

    Yesterday Big Daddy Drew at Deadspin addressed the subject of Blogging as Journalism. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend for anybody that spends time reading blogs, to take five minutes and read it. It is my feeling that this debate is at the core of much of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Marc Topkin Apparently Fell Asleep During Warm-Ups

    The Hangover: Marc Topkin Apparently Fell Asleep During Warm-Ups

    September 19, 2007 at 9:40 am 2 comments

    Angels 2, Devil Rays 1.This is what drives us absolutely nuts about the local coverage of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. We stayed up late last night and caught every pitch of the Rays 89th loss of the season. We went to bed frustrated with the offense, but content that […]

     
  • Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    June 7, 2007 at 11:53 am 3 comments

    Marc Tompkin, of the St. Pete Times is reporting that the Rays have decided to select Vanderbilt pitcher David Price with the first pick of the draft. Funny. I wonder how it came to be that the St. Pete Times was the first to report this story? Great journalism? Good […]

     
  • St. Pete Times Reports The News, But They Don’t Want You To Read It

    St. Pete Times Reports The News, But They Don’t Want You To Read It

    May 29, 2007 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

    We know this is a little stale, but it irritates us to no end… Last Wednesday night, issues of the St. Pete Times, which are normally found in and around Tropicana Field, were noticeably absent. What was so special about this particular issue? It was the issue that featured a […]