1. Do you think that MLB clubs should provide bloggers with credentials and if so, what should the criteria be for selecting eligible bloggers?
I think MLB clubs (and, frankly, all professional sports teams) should provide access to everyone. Not just bloggers, but anyone who really, really, really wants to go watch a game from a press box and jot little observations about what they see instead of actually enjoying the game. It's a tough trade-off for some, but that'll also thin out the herd a bit. And just to add some Reality TV-level drama, each team should let a bunch of gassed-up sports talk radio callers stumble into the locker room armed with tape recorders and beer muscles just for the sake of nightly chaos.
But seriously, it should be a meritocracy based on interest and talent alone. I think there are plenty of bloggers out there who cover MLB teams more enthusiastically and critically than some professional newspaper knobs, so why not let them have a whack at it.
2. You're credited with exposing the indiscretions of Brett Favre and his inappropriate pursuit of Jenn Sterger. Due to the nature of the story, do you feel you have let the American public down by not breaking the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal?
I do. And I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to America for letting them down. But, seriously -- my email was hacked by Andrew Breitbart, that thieving bastard.
3. BarstoolSports.com is the most influential sports and entertainment blog in the Boston market and Barstool has started to expand to additional cities. How would you compare Barstool Sports to Deadspin? What blogs (besides Deadspin) do you read on a daily basis?
I don't think there's much overlap in the sites at all content-wise. Sometimes there will be some random viral video that both sites will take a shine to but other than that the only thing we have in common is a mutual friend from Swampscott, Massachusetts. But I do read Barstool very frequently. Then I'll hit a few of the 900 gazillion Philly sports blogs(Fightins, 700level are usually first). Then I'll take a spin around the Big Lead and SBB and SB Nation's home page and Yahoo's blogs, etc. After that, I just give up because it's usually time to go home and do something other than stare at a computer monitor all day. Like, watch TV or something.