You can’t compare bloggers and real journalists. Bloggers sit on their couch and hurl verbal spitwads at their televisions in between bites of Hot Pocket. Accountability? More like anonymity and careless speculation.

Journalists pound the pavement, break stories and inform the public. They provide a service, and demand respect and admiration because they’re paid by a corporation and (probably) attended Northwestern. Just check out this glaring example of the differences between these two forms of sportswriting.

On Monday, Jon Heyman wrote this:

Affeldt and the Giants have agreement on terms of a new deal, sources say. It is expected to come in at about $18 million over the three years. The sides may just be awaiting the results of a physical.

And here’s what some pathetic basement-dweller wrote on Friday (in his underwear, no doubt):

According to a source close to the team, the San Francisco Giants are either near a deal or have reached an agreement (pending physical) with Jeremy Affeldt for three years at $18 million.

See? There is no comparison. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to have to take a short break from blogging; my mom says if I don’t vacuum today she’s going to stop buying Sunny D and Lunchables.