Thank goodness we all have our various Thrasher blogs in an effort to keep everyone properly informed. Because the AJC sure does drop the ball more often than not. This is not a knock against Custance or Knobler. They do a fine job, and the latter is on vacation, so he gets a free pass.
The problem I have is when your beat writer takes some time off, even though it is the offseason, shouldn't there be SOMEONE to report on Thrasher news when it takes place?!?! Zhitnik gets placed on waivers, which means he will be bought out. This, in turn, means we are about to make moves on the D come July 1. And no one at the AJC bothers to make note of it. Instead, they put on the front page about UGA's mascot dying. I'm a dog lover, a bulldog fan (to some extent), but this just makes me a little angry that we get such poor treatment and others are talked about to death.
Save your breath, I know UGA Football is top dog (way to easy!). But the Thrashers are a major sports team, and deserve proper coverage. Thank God for Rawhide, or The Ice Man Bloggeth, not sure which one he goes by. He has reported it on the AJC, and does a fine job keeping the fans informed. My complaint is, should it really be up to the fan blog on a major newspapers website to be the only source of, ahem, news?
Please come back soon Knobler. Everyone else at your paper ignores our boys (we only wish Jeff Dultz ignored us, but alas, another argument for another time). Just know one thing loyal reader... we here at The Chronicle will always do our best. Not only to inform, but also to keep an eye on the big boys at the AJC and let them know we are not happy. We are aware of their shenanigans. They can feel the heat coming from The Chronicle... we will make them change their ways!!
For The Blueland Chronicle, I'm Big Shooter.