Comments on: Prospect Notebook: Taillon Doesn’t Have His Best Stuff; Pimentel Will Start http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 08:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25363 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:47:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25363 I’m fine with the response I gave. If it was anyone else, I probably wouldn’t have responded at all. But I know who this particular poster is. He’s been acting as the unofficial editor/fact checker/ombudsman of the site for several months now. So he got a sarcastic comment in return about how little of a priority his complaint was.

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By: Andy Zibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25355 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:41:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25355 I don’t care. much. But I agree with the first poster, and think your replies come off as hypersensitive. Blogs like yours and BD are so good, I think we (grammar Nazis, of a sort) unconsciously expect editing on the level of Old Media. But you’re absolutely right, and I’d rather you focus on getting the info out. You write well enough. But maybe you could have just responded with the point and left out the woe-is-me story. See, now I guess I’m the dick for saying that. I’m just saying, a short, to the point reply would have sufficed, and diffused this whole thread, which devolved into bashing despite repeated apologies from the dude. Perhaps even with some humor.

“Pirates Prospects is more concerned with disseminating interesting information in a timely manner, and less concerned with elements of style.” You could stop there. Or go with a more full explanation like, “I’m sorry you found this distracting. We strive to write well, but without an editor and in the interest of time, many of our articles will have minor misstatements or things like this. I’m just glad I didn’t identify him as a lefthander. Now that would have been bad!”

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By: burghdood http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25339 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:05:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25339 That’s the third time you mentioned the six references to “right hander” in four comments!! This is so distracting that I can’t take it anymore!!!!!

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25332 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:48:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25332 I didn’t even notice that he did it. When you’re used to reading baseball articles, you get used to reading “righty” or “lefty.” I think you came across as harsh and pointing it out in the comments was tacky to say the least. An email would have been a much better way to go.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25331 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:54:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25331 My stance is that I’d much rather put the resources this site has into collecting information. We have an editing process on the site. It catches most stuff. If this is the type of stuff it misses, I can live with that. I’m not going to pay someone to edit articles to catch every possible mistake, mostly because I’d rather pay writers to provide reports and information.

One of my favorite sites is the Huffington Post. It’s an extremely successful independent media outlet, and sold for a ton of money. Yet I see small mistakes on there all the time, and they’re to the point where they can easily afford editors. I see mistakes in local and national papers. So as long as the mistakes here are of this minor variety, I’m fine. I’m not going to strive to be perfect in that area when outlets who have editors are making the same mistakes. I just don’t think it’s a big deal. The majority of people who read this site overlook that small stuff, and focus on the information, which is more important.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25330 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:48:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25330 I watched Angel Sanchez for a bit today. I saw Grullon back during instructs.

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25329 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:48:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25329 If you are referring to frequent use of the same phrase, then I wouldn’t say its a rule. I would say it is something that most writers strive to reduce when possible. I’d say redundancies in a short piece of prose is a form of semantic satiation. I’d say such over use wouldn’t pass by the eye of a prof or an editor. A google search yielded a numerous entries on the topic. This was the first one I clicked on and it is solid:

http://www.writingforward.com/better-writing/improve-your-writing-by-eliminating-redundancies.

I especially like this quote from that page: “There’s nothing wrong with cluttered writing as long as we unclutter it before putting it in front of readers.”

I think in this case, Tim’s schedule likely prevented him from thoroughly re-reading what he had written. The result was the use of the phrase ‘the right-hander’ six times in eight paragraphs. I wasn’t trying to be a jerk in pointing this out. But since he isn’t an aspiring writer, Tim isn’t concerned about it and that’s his call to make.

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25328 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:44:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25328 Tim- did you see any of the young pitchers throwing live BP today? I was very impressed by Grullen’s size and velocity.

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25327 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:58:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25327 ESD4: Would you be able to provide an edited version of this article? I’d like to see the comparison.

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-taillon-doesnt-have-his-best-stuff-pimentel-will-start.html#comment-25326 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:48:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48171#comment-25326 I don’t understand your point. Are you making up this rule?

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