Tuesday, February 09, 2010

One More Point

To yesterday's post, the best argument someone made to me about WHY this is important is because of the message it shows. If all 435 of us Nats fans show us that reading about the Nats is important and that we're willing to pay for more coverage, it can only lead to more coverage whether at CSNWashington.com or ESPNDC.com or wherever. That's a great point, and one I completely missed. So, umm, go donate so we can read that Elijah Dukes is in the best shape of his life.


  • Seems to me that this is sorta how newspapers got started -- prospective publishers canvassed their towns looking for supporters/subscribers and once they reached critical mass, started publishing.

    One other point... having Zuckerman there puts pressure on the Post to replace Chico sooner rather than later... at least one would hope.

    By Anonymous sec314, at 2/09/2010 12:31 PM  

  • Maybe, maybe not. 10,000 fans may buy an album but that won't get it played on the radio (or have music sales fallen that much?). These places know there are fans out there - the team does draw about 2 million each year - they just don't care. Relative to other driving factors, like say Redskins coverage, it's being deemed inconsequential.

    I mean, I'm sure it doesn't hurt, and it let's the media know the fans are out there but I don't see where the influence is coming from. Now if Mark could get 50K for a season...

    By Blogger Harper, at 2/09/2010 2:00 PM  

  • Harper, if Mark can get $5K in a day he could certainly get $50K in a season. I think this is exactly the point. I sort of agree with Chris that we get enough spring training noise, but the messages this sends to the team and to the local media are terrific -- about Mark, about the team, about the fans, about the Natosphere...

    By Anonymous Let Teddy Win, at 2/09/2010 4:13 PM  

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