Monday, August 31, 2009

Coincidence on the Web?

I found it FASCINATING that another site out there threw together an extremely similar article to one found on this very site.

It stretched back further in time for stats and catchers, but delivered the exact same determination that my collegue PJ and I concluded.

This of course has to do with the August 2 article from Dodgerhater entitled "The Zito Reality: Anyone But Bengie" which can be found right here.

I would love to accuse this other author of seeing this first for inspiration, but I just can't say that that is the case, as many Giants fans noticed a considerable difference between Zito and various backstops.

Perhaps great minds think alike. Of course perhaps something sinister is afoot.

Regardless, the Dodgerhater Zito article was factchecked, edited and published more than two weeks prior to this other article being published on a far more trafficked site on August 17th.

The other article can be found right here.

Maybe I'm just giving The Dodgerhater too much credit. Oh well.

PS: Guess who caught Zito's 8.1 inning gem on Saturday.

Eli Whiteside.


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  1. Hi I am Brian Joura and I am the writer of the article that you found fascinating. I am here to assure you that I did not plagiarize your piece.

    I have written about Zito before. Here's one from 4/24

    and here's one from last December

    Also, if you check the archives at Fantasy Baseball Generals or podcasts such as The Fantasy Face Off and The Fantasy Baseball Roundtable, you will find me talking about Zito and the catcher issue.

    I understand why you find this interesting. I hope you understand why I am defending myself. Plagiarism is a very serious charge and no writer worth his salt should be blase about it.

    When I use other people's work, I use their name and link back to their site. You can see an example of that here.

    I hope this helps clear things up. If you have any questions on this please feel free to contact me.

    Brian Joura

  2. Hey man. Coincidence. Great minds think alike. If nothing else, this proves that there really is an issue with Zito and his battery mate and it should be taken into consideration.

    Thanks for taking the time to clear it up. The internet can be a very sleazy place, as you know.

    --The Dodgerhater