There are plenty of reasons, but one of them is baseball quotes.
I know that a lot of sports journalism is just crap. Mark Cuban has a post that makes one aspect of that pretty clear.
When I asked a local "reporter" why he was covering this when he only had one side and he knew i wasnt going to give a response, he said it was because his "editors thought it had become a national story", I guess his bosses read blogs.. Then another media outlet, despite my no comment email response decided to take responses from months ago and present them in their story as if they were made in response to their current request. Nice.
I also know that the current state of the sport is nothing like some of the magical times, something that we mostly read about in books these days, or at least in blog posts about great baseball books.
I grant you all of that, and yet I read baseball stories every day, because every once in a while you get a game and a quote like this:
Do we live in a great country or what?