King Rat (gkr) wrote,
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Generalization

A story on the Seattle P-I website from the Associated Press says that USA Today Baseball Weekly will be branching out to cover football this fall in an effort to broaden it's base.

Why do I care? Why do I not like this? Cause I don't give a whit about football. I like baseball. I want to get in depth information about baseball. And Baseball Weekly was a good source for it. Too many things these days are trying to be all things to all people. Bigger is better. Bull-puckey!

Not everything needs to be specialized, but when everything tries to play the generalization card nothing ever goes in depth on anything anymore. And then we miss out. Sure, most of us do not want or need a newspaper devoted to baseball. Few people care to have a store that sells only olive oil. But we are at a loss as a society without it. It's the McDonaldization of the world. Everything at the lowest common denominator. Bleah.

And now I need to find another baseball newspaper.

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