From SABR member Doug Gladstone at Examiner.com on October 6, 2011, on fellow SABR member Mike Lynch:
Whatever you do, don’t characterize Michael T. Lynch, Jr. as a blogger.
Though he might be the president of the Society for American Baseball Research’s (SABR) Baseball Bloggers Alliance, the 43-year-old Lynch considers himself a “writer, first and foremost.”
Rest assured, Lynch is certainly someone to be taken seriously. The founder and managing editor of Seamheads.com, the well-regarded baseball webzine that just celebrated its fourth anniversary, Lynch envisioned that his site would be an online venue where writers could publiush though-provoking articles.
“I think what our contributors bring to the table is that they’re all incredibly passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans, who take a great deal of responsibility for their craft, respect their subject matter and do right by it,” continued Lynch, who has authored two baseball books himself, including It Ain’t So: A Might-Have Been History of the White Sox in 1919 and Beyond (McFarland). “When people come to the site, I think they see for themselves that our work isn’t the standard, run-of-the-mill fare that the average blogger typically produces. We produce well-researched and well-written articles that are good enough to be found in major magazines and newspapers across the country. The only difference between us and the mainstream media is they have paying jobs and we don’t. But we’re just as passionate and knowledgeable.”
Read the full article here: http://www.examiner.com/baseball-history-in-albany/baseball-webzine-celebrates-fourth-year-of-existence-1
Originally published: October 6, 2011. Last Updated: October 6, 2011.