Anyone who follows the Mets semi-religiously knows that the first stop for updates and team info is not Mets.com. It's MetsBlog.com.
Whether it be rumors, highlights, analysis or just good ol' talking baseball - Mets Blog has it all. They even let you comment your own thoughts. Used to, at least.
To make a short story long... the Chief Blogger, Matthew Cerrone changed the format of the comment boards recently and the entire reading community had a fit. "Change the format back to the way it was!", they screamed. "We want to be heard!", they continued. But alas, it was too no avail.
Not only did he not listen, he shut us out. Last night, he turned the commenting section off completely.
You would think that someone who has enough brains to follow the Mets would be equally as smart to let his following public know what is going on! So let's say he's working on a new commenting board format, at least let the readers know! This wreaks of bad taste, poor journalism and weak blogging talent.
Now whenever I read a post of his I sort of see it differently.
Child seems as Child does.
And for all your critics out there who tell us to "stop reading the site if we don't like the way it's run" then kindly leave this site as well.
Let's pick it up, Matt...and in a hurry.
UPDATE: 1:26 PM - Thursday
Well, well, it seems as if Mr. Cerrone has gotten the message. Of course he has - he visits this site daily.
He writes in a blog post today, "for those who are curious..." he will later discuss the state of the site's comment section. He explains that "the recent series of late night games and early morning writing has left me little time to address the issue."
As usual, I see his post with "extra" words and "distorted" pictures.
Um, do you expect us to think this is entirely true?
You obviously had enough time to twitter to Shaq that "'Experience makes you an expert.' Too true, Shaq, who my friend once accidentally called O'Neil Shaquile. " and you weren't too busy to let Jon Heyman know that "yes, I enjoyed my cookie from the Treats Truck, who also have outstanding Oatmeal Choc. Chip as well. TreatsTruck.com!"
Yikes, Matt, someone was caught in a lie. Either that or a certain Mets blogger doesn't have his priorities straight.
(...that Mets blogger would also be me, being that I actually read your site for Mets content.)
Shame on you, Matthew.