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For years now, I've garnered my Sox news online almost exclusively from the Globe. I've tried to read some on the blogosphere and check out the Herald's site sometimes as well. But it always comes back to the Globe.

I've noticed now and then that the Globe references reporting by the Providence Journal and thought, when I was bored one day recently, I'd check out their site. What I've found as I've returned now and then is that, in terms of simple news gathering, it seems to be the best thing out there. I share this because I'm surprised. I thought with the Globe's stable of reporters and use of blogs to give updates throughout the day, they were keeping me up to date, but it doesn't seem to be that way.

Case in point: Thursday afternoon, the Globe blog posted that Chris Carter was being sent down. Nothing remarkable about that. I check rather regularly so I'll estimate that they posted it around 3pm yesterday (the linked-to version of the post in question was updated with the intel that Carter was being replaces by Van Every so the hour listed is 9pm but I saw it there well before that). Seems reasonable.

But then I check the ProJo site. They had the same story, only they had posted it about 16 hours earlier at 11pm on Wednesday night.

Ok, I don't mind a little scoopage. But I'm very disappointed that a major league roster move by the Sox was clearly taking place and the Globe took half a day to put it up on their blog. Sort of misses the point of blogs.


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