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cublogoverseAllow me to state at the outset that I am a Bruce Miles fan. He is more knowledgeable than most of the Chicago Cubs beat writers and he’s incredible accessible to fans.

But that said, a couple recent publications on the Daily Herald are… strange.

At 3:39 PM on March 31, 2009, this article went up: Daily Herald – True grit: Scrappy Theriot makes the grade.

Aside from the painfully – hopefully purposefully so – cliche use of “grit” and “scrappy,” the article is a useful and interesting examination of how traditional scout-based fans always liked Theriot, and now modern stats-based fans are also warming up to him. Swell.

But then…

At 3:40 PM on March 31, 2009, this article went up: Daily Herald – Baseball analysts change their tune about Theriot.

Which is a useful and interesting… um… examination of how traditional scout-based fans always liked Theriot, and now modern stats-based fans are also warming up to him.

Wha?

I know what you’re thinking, but no, they aren’t the exact same article accidentally published with two different titles. They’re different articles – you know, with like different words and sentences – that just happen to be about the same subject.

The fact that they were published but 1 minute apart indicates to me this is some error on the Herald’s part. But why the two articles? I can understand two drafts of the same article – one earlier, one more recent – but not two completely different articles.

I am not trying to pass this off as scandal; it’s just weird. I’m sure there’s some obvious explanation, and I’m just an idiot for not seeing it. Am I missing something?

  • http://thecubreporter.com Rob G.

    not sure why he repeats it in his blog, but one is for print which gets published on the website as well. The other is just for his blog which is online only. The blog is a bit more informal of course and Bruce is usually responding to comments on those.

    Also, the online sports section doesn’t publish immediately I believe. Meaning, he probably handed that one in a few hours ago, went to an editor and was published by the editor about the same time he made a blog entry. Bruce would probably happily answer exactly how it works.

  • Ace

    Ok, that makes sense. I figured there had to be a reason – it just looked so weird to me that it was the same content/subject, but written totally differently. Thanks Rob.

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