Inquirer blogs Bonds' at-bats

Stephen Baker

Anyone obsessively keeping up with Barry Bonds' home-run march might want to check out the Philly Inquirer's sports editor blog today. It's snarky but knowledgeable commentary, with good pitch-by-pitch detail every time Bonds picks up the bat or catches the ball. In last night's game, he even got hit by a batted ball.

It's interesting to contrast the sardonic blog with the Inquirer's upbeat coverage by the beat reporter, which has quotes like this following the Phillies' seventh straight win:

"It's playing baseball right," shortstop Jimmy Rollins said. "That's hustling. That's playing cleaner baseball." On the blog, chipper talk like that would be a foreign language.

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