Where Did Pete’s Readership Go?

California Correspondent April 5, 2010 1


When Pete Abraham blogged for popular Lohud Yankees blog, his pre-game updates and in-game updates were possibly the best around. His posts would get several hundred comments per game — but not any more.

Abraham took a new job with Boston.com at the end of last season, and he now covers the rival Red Sox. I decided to stop by and see how Pete’s new gig is going last night with the Yanks playing in Boston. Unfortunately Pete’s in-game notes only generated 81 comments by readers — whereas the in-game post on his old Lohud Yankees blog had 20 times as many comments, with 1,686.

Not surprising of course, but it looks like Pete’s readers didn’t follow him to Boston.com.

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  1. Gino Vaginelli April 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm -

    You gotta give credit where credit is due. Pete Abe did pretty much single-handedly started the LoHud Blog and the community of followers. He did a good job when he was here. Can’t really expect him to have a legion of sox fans over night. He’s pretty much starting from scratch there. Also gotta think he’s got a few strikes against him in the eyes of the fans as he’ll always be associated with the Yanks. They used to talk a lot of shit about him on Sons Of Sam Horn when he was working the Yankees beat. It’ll take him some time to win those clowns over.

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