Sunday, August 3, 2008

Mailbag: Know Your Navs

I've gotten a number of questions/comments about "Know Your Navs," mainly pertaining to the fact that we haven't covered everyone yet and the season is almost over. Here is a comment I made in response, which will hopefully clear up some of the confusion:

"The problem with the "Know Your Navs" feature is that we started it a few weeks into the season. If we had known how popular it would become, we would have started it on opening day.

Additionally, since we all have paying jobs and other commitments, sometimes it's not possible for all of us to be at the park every night - and those who are there need to focus on scoring the game, writing the story, updating the blog, etc.

Also, after tough losses, we don't want to go down and bother the players into doing a goofy 5-minute interview when they might be in a hurry to just go home.

That is why we haven't gotten to everyone.

The suggestion that we are playing "favorites" is silly. We have made a concerted effort to cover the Massachusetts guys for our local fans, but beyond that, we've gotten guys from many different schools from all over the country.

I will take this criticism as a positive, since it appears you all like "Know Your Navs" so much!

Hopefully the season still has at least another week to go - if so, we will be able to get even more of the players.

I will be posting two of the interviews today in the run-up to the Keene game."

Thanks, as always, for your support of the team and this site.



Anonymous said...

I think your taking it the wrong way, I don't feel the favorites comment had anything at all to do with the commentary. I think he or she was referring the the coaching as far as playing and I have to say I agree.

Anonymous said...

Joe - we REALLY appreciate everyone's hard work!!!!! From the grounds crew to the host families and especially to the coaches. All of you guys have taken time out of your busy life's to help some college students fulfill their dreams and MAYBE take it to the next level.

from us on the West Coast:)

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous comment thanks for keeping us updated and I also agree with the first comment I don't think that it had anything to do with you. I appreciate your coverage I think its great! Thanks for your hard work!!!!!

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