Sports writers hate Sports Bloggers. As unencumbered fans, the blogger can say whatever he/she wants without fear of getting bumped out of the clubhouse.
Sports writers feel bloggers are a bunch of hacks pooping all over their sacred tradition...in a way they're right. But fuck those guys. Would you rather read Terry Frei acting like a prick or someone who doesn't rub elbows with the athletes? Sure the viewpoints are different, but the passion on this side is far greater. Polished turds or passion. It's your choice.