Help me understand why? I wrote a shitty letter to Major League Baseball.
Thanks to Glenn Reynolds for the link to metsonline.net. As a Mets fan since 1962, I think it’s great that sites like this exist and are flourishing. Like Bryan Hoch, the webmaster, I also run websites as a labor of love, and know there isn’t generally a whole lot of money left over after you pay for bandwidth. I totally believe Hoch, a college student, when he says he isn’t making money. The site clearly disclaims that it is not representative of the Mets or Major League Baseball. If you go deeper you see that Hoch contributed his time for free to help the Mets improve their own site, before all sites were taken over by MLB in 2001 (what a bad idea, why can’t teams differentiate themselves based on the quality of their community sites). Now of course there’s another side to it, so let’s keep an open mind. But to the owners of the Mets, please remember, it’s the fans that make it work, and it’s pretty clear that this website is from the fans, for the fans and the team, and that’s a good thing. [Scripting News]