I had made a pact with myself that Across the Seams would avoid self-referential material, but this is weird. Turns out that Six Apart, the folks behind TypePad, which is the software behind this blog, visited the BBC and used Across the Seams as an example of some sort in its demo. I only found out about this because currybet.net had blogged it, and a visitor came to the site because of it, leaving tracks in my stats. A little correspondence with that site's author shed some light on the presentation:
He was comparing the enthusiastic output generated by this collection of blogs, and others about the Giants, with the output of the regular sports journo who has to write a 450 word piece about every game whether they were interested or not. Andrew was suggesting that your local print newspaper - The Mercury(?) - could easily get a deal going to re-print that blog content and get itself a variety of journalistic voices for pretty much the love of writing and the joy of getting material in print.
Incidentally, one of the best moments of the presentation came when he switched from PowerPoint to show a browser window to load up Across The Seams - we all got to see his face fall as the latest post - Harmless (Phillies 10, Giants 4), - informed him of a defeat he hadn't found out about yet.
I found it interesting, at least. Read the whole thing (including my comments) here.