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Seeking Baseball Writers with a Contrarian Viewpoint
2008-02-10 22:18
by Scott Long

The amount of time I have to give to the Juice Blog I suspect will become less in the near future, so I'm looking for Toaster readers who have ideas for baseball pieces that feature the type of edginess you would expect here. I'm not looking for a partner at this point, but I guess it could develop into that if I can find the right person to grow the site. I see this as an opportunity for some of the best muckrackers who comment here to get more recognition for their talents. This is specific to baseball, as I don't feel I need to add more pop culture content to the site.

If you are interested, email me at with your subject matter. I will get back with you telling you if I think the idea is a good fit for the Juice Blog. I'm looking forward to your submissions!

2008-02-11 19:05:14
1.   Suffering Bruin
I am dog tired of seeing this post with no responses.

I'm also dog tired of teaching, grading, health issues by the score, too much work for too little money. Grateful? Sure. But I'm tired.

That said, I love this blog so count me in, Scott. I'm going to send an e-mail this week 'cuz this blog be too damn good and I want to contribute. If it were me, I'd use Enders, chris from Illinois along with a host of others before me (I teach writing; don't mean I can do it!) but I'm in.

2008-02-11 22:26:08
2.   Scott Long
Thanks SF, I really look forward to what reading your piece. You name 2 of the people I would love to offer up a piece. Having said that, I realize what it is like to be slammed with life and not having a lot of time for blogging. Most of my posts, if you look at the time they were written, are done after 1am eastern. This is the one time I generally have to keep this blog going. Sleep be damned.

I look at a blog like Bronx Banter that has multiple writers putting stuff out there and I realize that the Juice Blog doesn't often demand to have a must-read focus. 2-3 posts a week falls a little short of what I think I need to do here. I also see on the banner that the overall site is called Baseball Toaster and I feel some duty to offer up more baseball pieces. Now that the NFL on Fox season is over, I hope that I will find more time to do that.

I think there are 10-15 posters at the Toaster that provide great insight into the topics they speak on. I would love for them to step up to the plate and take a swing. (Get it, that was a cliche that uses baseball as its substance.) No pressure, just want the site to grow a little more and at the same time, I want to see some really talented people get a little bigger stage to offer up their thoughts.

2008-02-12 07:33:15
3.   Scott Long
One thing I forgot to mention above. If you want to offer up something to be considered for publication here, I do ask that you give your name and where you are from. More info like where you went to school or what you do for living I think give the reader a better sense of who you are, but that isn't vital. I just need the name and location, as it would kind of come off a bit hypocritical if I didn't ask for that much.
2008-02-13 09:39:13
4.   George Y
Scott, it would be a blast to write for The Juice, but that means coming up with ideas and I haven't had those on my blog.

Why not give out assignments? If you want us to submit you might as well order us around.

2008-02-16 16:26:10
5.   TFD
Major vote for chris in Illinois. You da man. And as the previous post implies...well i'll be reading.
2008-02-29 13:59:05
6.   DodgerDoll
Being new to the site and nervous about making posts I was hesitant to chime in. However, I have noticed that many of your avid readers and bloggers should ABSOLUTELY be considered for this position and I encourage ALL of them to get cracking on their submissions.

Are there any particular requirements you're looking for other than described in your original post?

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