Proving once again that it's not what you know but who you know, a 16-year-old blogger named Curt Hogg broke the news about Ryan Braun's PED case being mishandled nine- NINE- whole days before actual real life journalists who have dedicated their lives to covering baseball.
This blows my mind. It's that classic tale of knowing someone who knew someone who might know something. And this isn't some run-of-the-mill, heard-it-before kind of story either. Not only is Ryan Braun winning his appeal the biggest story of this off-season, but it's arguably one of the biggest stories of the post-steroid era. It's kind of a big deal.
Lucky break? Maybe, but Curt's blog is actually very well-written. One story doesn't make an entire career, but it seems that he's off to a pretty decent start.
Check out Curt's original article here.