Observer: Niner baseball

Nice read.

[URL]http://www.charlotte.com/274/story/689884.html[/URL]

Also, check out Niner article from Madison, Wisconsin:

http://www.madison.com/tct/sports/mallards/292842

I was reading the Wilmington Star News today. The front page of their sports page had a gigantic news piece on a Javelin player/tosser/(?) from UNCW. I wish we got that great of press. We can’t even get that big of an article when we have one of the best golf teams in the country.

Anyhow, Shaylor is the man.

Nice story on Corey

[B]BUT[/B]

Why in the heck was it in the Neighbors of University City section instead of the SPORTS PAGE?

This is a prime example of a Charlotte 49er story that DESERVES TO BE IN THE SPORTS PAGE.

[QUOTE=SilvioDante;327146][B]BUT[/B]

Why in the heck was it in the Neighbors of University City section instead of the SPORTS PAGE?

This is a prime example of a Charlotte 49er story that DESERVES TO BE IN THE SPORTS PAGE.[/QUOTE]
The University City area is the black hole of the Observer’s [U][B]vast[/B][/U] regional coverage. And in this case, those whoare in the Independence school district are as well.

The sports content in the University City section will, obviously, often be Niners stories. They hire freelancer Joe Habina to write stories for them to fill the sports page in the regional with good stuff. They have a limited budget, so they have to use what he writes to fill their section. A story like that one will seldom get big run in the main paper, more likely a mention in a notebook or the like, because of space limitations. It was longer and was played better in the UCity section. As long as we have regional sections within the Observer, we’ll have stories pertinent to those areas that appear in them. They all appear online, where space is not an issue.

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;327148]As long as we have regional sections within the Observer, we’ll have stories pertinent to those areas that appear in them.[/QUOTE]
So the folks in the Independence school district (and others who follow IHS sports) will never know about one of their alums who has done better than expected, locally at that?

Ever notice that UNCW sports are about 1/2 of all the sports there are in wilmington. They dont have any Major pro teams to compete for with newspaper space, and about half the amount of prep sports.

The Star-News story on Anna Raynor was just as much, if not more a local sports story than a UNCW sports story.

Link: [URL=http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20080628/ARTICLE/806280301/1005/NEWS&title=Raynor_hoping_Beijing_Olympics_only_a_javelin_s_throw_away][B][U]Raynor hoping Beijing Olympics only a javelin’s throw away[/U][/B][/URL]

By the way, she failed to qualify.

Link: [URL=http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20080628/ARTICLE/806280322/1005/NEWS&title=Raynor_comes_up_short_at_Trials][B][U]Raynor comes up short at Trials[/U][/B][/URL]

[QUOTE=HP49er;327149]So the folks in the Independence school district (and others who follow IHS sports) will never know about one of their alums who has done better than expected, locally at that?[/QUOTE]

If it wasn’t (and I have no idea), it should have been duped in Neighbors of Southern Mecklenburg. This is not a story that was on my radar. They don’t tell us, generally, what they’re writing to fill their pages, and I have no responsibility for regional content. Joe doesn’t work for me, he works for the regional editor and the UCity editor.

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;327148]The sports content in the University City section will, obviously, often be Niners stories. They hire freelancer Joe Habina to write stories for them to fill the sports page in the regional with good stuff. They have a limited budget, so they have to use what he writes to fill their section. A story like that one will seldom get big run in the main paper, more likely a mention in a notebook or the like, because of space limitations. It was longer and was played better in the UCity section. As long as we have regional sections within the Observer, we’ll have stories pertinent to those areas that appear in them. They all appear online, where space is not an issue.[/QUOTE]

Unreal – this is real load of garbage. This story is only pertinent to one (or maybe 2) regional sections?

No wonder you people can’t sell papers.

BTW – I have family in town this weekend who criticized me for not subscribing to home delivery. They went out and bought today’s paper. After seeing this example, they now understand why I don’t subscribe.

Once again, this baseball team is in CHARLOTTE – the baseball team is having a great resurgance after some average years – the subject of the story was a CHARLOTTE HS student –

Coach Hibbs (and Corey) deserved to have someone in the sports dept. THINK of this story.

Does the school have to do more on how to market themselves? YES they do.

However, even if they were perfect in their jobs – the local media would continue to ignore what happens with 49er Athletics.

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;327152]This is not a story that was on my radar. [/QUOTE]

Well, shame on you. You should look around Mecklenburg County for some of your stories.

[QUOTE=gotLutz;327141]Nice read.

[URL]http://www.charlotte.com/274/story/689884.html[/URL]

Also, check out Niner article from Madison, Wisconsin:

http://www.madison.com/tct/sports/mallards/292842[/QUOTE]

Nice articles!! Good to read this morning. I’m hoping with all the young talent we have that we can continue building our program.

It still makes no sense to not have this in the Sports page. I know there is sooooo much going on in the sports world right now, especially locally, so it would be hard to fit this in.

I expect the Observer to start a ‘Neighbors of the Triangle’ section, and put all the ACC articles there…

There were a couple of other good stories in the regionals this morning. In addition to the Charlotte baseball story, there was:

A Q&A with former Charlotte Latin star Chris Canty, now with the Dallas Cowboys, in Neighbors of Southern Mecklenburg (and some comments from some readers on the story that we shouldn’t be doing Cowboys news, only Panthers):

http://www.charlotte.com/258/story/679339.html

A story in Neighbors of Lake Norman on new South Iredell basketball coach Brian Reese, a former Tar Heel:

http://www.charlotte.com/sports/story/689780.html

Five questions with the new West Meck football coach in Neighbors of the City:

http://www.charlotte.com/749/story/679093.html

None of them appeared in the print sports edition of the Observer, there simply wasn’t room, although you could have made a case for each of them. I’m glad you see the print edition as important, especially Silvio since you no longer take it, but the stories are all available on the web.

I wish newsprint didn’t comprise the second-biggest cost at the Observer after people, and that there was an endless supply for us, but there’s not. Reality is not always what we want it to be.

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;327170]There were a couple of other good stories in the regionals this morning. In addition to the Charlotte baseball story, there was:

A Q&A with former Charlotte Latin star Chris Canty, now with the Dallas Cowboys, in Neighbors of Southern Mecklenburg (and some comments from some readers on the story that we shouldn’t be doing Cowboys news, only Panthers):

http://www.charlotte.com/258/story/679339.html

A story in Neighbors of Lake Norman on new South Iredell basketball coach Brian Reese, a former Tar Heel:

http://www.charlotte.com/sports/story/689780.html

Five questions with the new West Meck football coach in Neighbors of the City:

http://www.charlotte.com/749/story/679093.html

None of them appeared in the print sports edition of the Observer, there simply wasn’t room, although you could have made a case for each of them. I’m glad you see the print edition as important, especially Silvio since you no longer take it, but the stories are all available on the web.

I wish newsprint didn’t comprise the second-biggest cost at the Observer after people, and that there was an endless supply for us, but there’s not. Reality is not always what we want it to be.[/QUOTE]

Well, I make a personal choice on whether or not I take the paper. However, I think the entity (the newspaper, that is) is still a viable product.

I am not a TarHeel fan. I am not a Cowboy fan.

However, I would have found either of those stories worth reading because of the local connection. Those, along with the Shaylor story, would have been much more interesting than a such A LARGE PHOTO of some Olympic hopefuls.

No disrespect to any of them. Having a chance to make the Olympics is something to be proud of, no doubt. But when I saw the photo, my 1st thought was they had all been selected for the Olympic team.

[QUOTE=SilvioDante;327179]Well, I make a personal choice on whether or not I take the paper. However, I think the entity (the newspaper, that is) is still a viable product.

I am not a TarHeel fan. I am not a Cowboy fan.

However, I would have found either of those stories worth reading because of the local connection. Those, along with the Shaylor story, would have been much more interesting than a such A LARGE PHOTO of some Olympic hopefuls.

No disrespect to any of them. Having a chance to make the Olympics is something to be proud of, no doubt. But when I saw the photo, my 1st thought was they had all been selected for the Olympic team.[/QUOTE]

I agree, the Shelby Star ran a Front Sports Page Story about current Clemson standout and former Crest Charger Travis Padgett attempting to qualify for the Olympics. Of course, he’s in serious contention as he ran a 9.89 in the 100m, setting a collegiate record for the 100. The only guy that ran faster than him broke Maurice Greene’s Olympic Record for the 100 @ 9.79. Of course, I’m sure Mike would have ran something like that if it was a local product breaking records, but still it was front page material about a local guy trying to qualify for the Olympics.

[QUOTE=Ninerballin;327190]I agree, the Shelby Star ran a Front Sports Page Story about current Clemson standout and former Crest Charger Travis Padgett attempting to qualify for the Olympics. Of course, he’s in serious contention as he ran a 9.89 in the 100m, setting a collegiate record for the 100. The only guy that ran faster than him broke Maurice Greene’s Olympic Record for the 100 @ 9.79. Of course, I’m sure Mike would have ran something like that if it was a local product breaking records, but still it was front page material about a local guy trying to qualify for the Olympics.[/QUOTE]

You mean something like this front page story on Shareese Woods?

http://www.charlotte.com/308/story/614851.html

Why in the heck was it in the Neighbors of University City section instead of the SPORTS PAGE?
For the same reason all those articles on unc-chapel hill only appear in the Triangle Edition of the Observer. Oh wait.

Every paper in the state covers the professional teams in the state. There’s plenty of UNC Chapel Hill information in the Star News, but UNCW is usually given priority.

I can’t find anything on the Observer’s sports page that you can’t find in the Star News. The only difference are the [I]priorities[/I] of each.

This isn’t just the Star News… it’s the Winston Salem Journal, etc.

For the same reason all those articles on unc-chapel hill only appear in the Triangle Edition of the Observer. Oh wait.
Logic at its best.

[QUOTE=eason49;327209]The only difference are the [I]priorities[/I] of each.

This isn’t just the Star News… it’s the Winston Salem Journal, etc.

Logic at its best.[/QUOTE]
You mean like the 40% of page 1 in today’s High Point Enterprise devoted to summer basketball over on East College Drive?

Wow! This thread no longer has to do with Charlotte baseball… Too bad…