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Who's your favorite?

Wolf Blitzer
5 (13.9%)
Thomas Boswell
16 (44.4%)
Charles Krauthammer
2 (5.6%)
Dan Steinberg
8 (22.2%)
Other
5 (13.9%)

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #25: October 05, 2012, 08:41:54 AM »
This should be broken out between sports reporters and reporters who do not regularly have sports as a beat.  I'd add David Gregory to the list of non-sports reporters, though Wolf and CK are good picks, too.  Among the sports reporters, it's tough, but I'd go with Boz just because he is so psycho up and down with this team.  He gets points off for being Kasten's shill.  If natitude is supposed to have a cutting edge, then is has to be Steinberg, and if it is doggy-slobber love for Washington baseball, then it is Phil.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #26: October 05, 2012, 08:54:32 AM »
This should be broken out between sports reporters and reporters who do not regularly have sports as a beat.  I'd add David Gregory to the list of non-sports reporters, though Wolf and CK are good picks, too.  Among the sports reporters, it's tough, but I'd go with Boz just because he is so psycho up and down with this team.  He gets points off for being Kasten's shill.  If natitude is supposed to have a cutting edge, then is has to be Steinberg, and if it is doggy-slobber love for Washington baseball, then it is Phil.

After reading The Boz in the Post today.   I'd vote for Shirley Povich.   He had Natitude before it was cool.   I think Boz and Wood fall into that category as well.


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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #27: October 05, 2012, 08:56:57 AM »
How does Zuckerman not make this poll?

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #28: October 05, 2012, 08:58:04 AM »
Where is Chico Harlan in all of this?

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #29: October 05, 2012, 08:59:28 AM »
After reading The Boz in the Post today.   I'd vote for Shirley Povich.   He had Natitude before it was cool.   I think Boz and Wood fall into that category as well.



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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #30: October 05, 2012, 09:00:26 AM »
Most of these guys are columnists, not reporters. Bog man is a blogger and Ladson is more of a PR guy.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #31: October 05, 2012, 11:10:33 AM »
Agreed. You could try to play "One of these guys is not like the others", but there are at least three overlapping groups in there. ;)


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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #32: October 05, 2012, 11:54:19 AM »
Most of these guys are columnists, not reporters. Bog man is a blogger and Ladson is more of a PR guy.

Povich was Povich  ...  ;)     It would have been interesting to see how he would have commented on all the current means of writing/posting/blogging, etc.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #33: October 05, 2012, 12:44:45 PM »
Michael Wilbon.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #34: October 05, 2012, 01:51:32 PM »
If you are talking relentless boosterism, then Phil Wood has it hands down. Been doing it for decades.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #35: October 05, 2012, 01:52:47 PM »
If you are talking relentless boosterism, then Phil Wood has it hands down. Been doing it for decades.

...for years, before the Nats finally arrived, he was about the only local media person who ever spoke out in favour of baseball in DC. Everybody else either stayed silent or drank the AngelO's Kool-Aid.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #36: October 05, 2012, 01:59:35 PM »
...for years, before the Nats finally arrived, he was about the only local media person who ever spoke out in favour of baseball in DC. Everybody else either stayed silent or drank the AngelO's Kool-Aid.

You're kidding, right? Boswell beat the drum for baseball in DC non-stop for years and years, with much more influence than Phil Wood.

It is possible to like and follow the Orioles professionally while still working to bring baseball back to DC.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #37: October 05, 2012, 02:10:48 PM »
Other than Povich, nobody banged the drum more for DC Baseball than Boswell

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #38: October 05, 2012, 02:16:05 PM »
You're kidding, right? Boswell beat the drum for baseball in DC non-stop for years and years, with much more influence than Phil Wood.

It is possible to like and follow the Orioles professionally while still working to bring baseball back to DC.

Not sure how far back you go in this area but in the 1980's/90's Boswell was the biggest Orioles cheerleader in this area (apart possibly from George Will after the latter deserted the Cubs) - he was a thunderous endorser of Edward Bennett Williams'* concept of a 'regional team', practically kissed the ground Cal Ripken Jr walked on, and for him Preparation H Park at Camden Yards was somewhere between St Peter's Basilica, York Minster and Petronas Towers in terms of architectural awesomeness...absolutely sickening after a while. Only when it looked increasingly certain that the Expos were relocating here and the Post began beating the drums for baseball's return (after all their years of support for the Orioles) did he change his tune...he's been the company man through and through.




*WHY IS HE STILL HONOURED AT NATIONALS PARK (on the Hall of Stars roster)??? May as well put Bob Short on there while we're at it.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #39: October 05, 2012, 02:21:36 PM »
Ken Mease hosted a "bring baseball to DC" rally at Freedom Plaze.   It was a great afternoon.

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Re: Reporter With Most Natitude?
« Reply #40: October 05, 2012, 04:00:44 PM »
Not sure how far back you go in this area but in the 1980's/90's Boswell was the biggest Orioles cheerleader in this area (apart possibly from George Will after the latter deserted the Cubs) - he was a thunderous endorser of Edward Bennett Williams'* concept of a 'regional team', practically kissed the ground Cal Ripken Jr walked on, and for him Preparation H Park at Camden Yards was somewhere between St Peter's Basilica, York Minster and Petronas Towers in terms of architectural awesomeness...absolutely sickening after a while. Only when it looked increasingly certain that the Expos were relocating here and the Post began beating the drums for baseball's return (after all their years of support for the Orioles) did he change his tune...he's been the company man through and through.




*WHY IS HE STILL HONOURED AT NATIONALS PARK (on the Hall of Stars roster)??? May as well put Bob Short on there while we're at it.

Moved to this area in 1987 and before then never thought much about the Senators or Boswell. But I starting reading the Post then and I seem to remember from day one him lamenting the loss of the Senators and banging the drum for baseball in DC.  Boswell is a professional baseball writer who was living in a city with no baseball. He could have moved to NY, jumped to ESPN and made millions but he stayed in his hometown and worked to bring baseball back.