Originally Posted by westofyou
I'll match any of my baseball prose against PDs any day of the week and I will win hands down
Then you would be an exception rather than the rule here.
Again, the loudest critics usually have the least amount of talent. And the amount of venom spewed here every time someone mentions Doc, is telling indeed. Especially when multiplied with the hive-mind culture that many of the "old timers" here subscribe to.
My opinion still stands, with a few notable exceptions I am sure. Most of the people bashing Doc, and most of the particularly audible critics out there in general, have never stuck their neck out to the public to be judged. And most of them lurk and wallow in their gray talent-less lives, waiting to pounce on anyone that does.
Doc may not have the most enlightened opinions when it comes to baseball. But I find him to be a talented sports columnist, and a darn good writer, who has managed to stay so for 25 years and counting.
Anyone who has ever been really good at something knows what I am talking about. Haters are most assuredly gonna hate. And I'm glad your baseball prose is so great. But most, if put to the task of cranking out 1500+ words a day about sports, myself included, wouldn't hold a candle to what Doc writes.
Edit: I'm actually surprised Doc has lasted this long in a city like Cincinnati. Usually, any sports writer who dares to write ANYTHING that garners a pulse, is promptly run out of town for doing so. (Watch out, CTrent). I thought for sure Mike Brown would have "Dustin Dow'ed" PDoc by the late 1990s. Although sometimes, I wish that the critics here would get exactly what they seem to want. 25 more years of Joe Reedy and Tim Sullivan, with a surprise guest, Mark Curnutte is your new Reds beat reporter!