One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Red Sox fans: read the Times!

nytimesMichael Hirschorn ponders what would happen if the Old Grey Lady suffers a fate worse than death itself — banishment to the tubes of the interweb.

But what if the old media dies much more quickly? What if a hurricane comes along and obliterates the dunes entirely? Specifically, what if The New York Times goes out of business—like, this May?

I have many very serious concerns about what the downfall of the standard-bearer of traditional journalism would mean for the industry, for the way that information is disseminated, and for the Sunday morning Bohemian lifestyle loyal Times readers, but my paramount concern here is this: please make sure that someone is paying the salaries of the Boston Red Sox at least through October.

(image from flickr user Scorpions and Centaurs under a Creative Commons license)

January 7, 2009 - Posted by | Baseball, media | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I’m pretty sure the Times Co. would be forced to sell its stake in the Red Sox either in liquidation or bankruptcy to pay off their debtors (because their stake is actually worth a lot of money).

    In other words, JD Drew would get paid his (team high!) $14 million dollar salary in 2009 rather than save the newspaper of record. The world simply could not be a more unjust place.

    Comment by Tommy | January 7, 2009 | Reply

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