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Giants beat writer Hank Schulman thinks he’s better than you*

Jun 7, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

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*Assuming you happen to play fantasy sports, of course.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Giants beat writer just tweeted:

Future tip: if you want me to answer a question, never include “fantasy team.” RT @NickJBurrows: Panda return? My fantasy team needs him.

Yeah, Hank, it’s an insult to your whole prefession, being asked a question by someone who likes a game.

That baseball itself is a game, well… maybe we can get back to that one.

The fact is that the fantasy-lover’s need-to-know is a big reason guys like Hank still have jobs (and why I ever got one in the first place).  If it weren’t for that, newspapers would be cutting back their sports coverage even more, and even if Schulman survived the cut, some of his friends wouldn’t and the available supply and lessening demand would likely eat into his salary.

So, you can continue to look down on us if you want, Hank.  If that makes you feel better about yourself.  But you should sure as hell be thankful for our presence.

  1. Chris St. John - Jun 7, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Fantasy baseball is probably one of the reasons baseball fans are (it seems) getting more into prospects and the draft.

  2. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Attack of the blogger on Shulman! Get him Matthew!

  3. 22gigantes - Jun 7, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    You’d never see Andrew Baggarly tweet something like that. Schulman is so self-absorbed, it’s coming out of his ears.

    It’s time for one of those beat writers to go away. San Francisco only needs one. Hint: Keep the guy who wrote that awesome book “A Band Of Misfits.”

  4. seeingwhatsticks - Jun 7, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    I fail to see the need for this post.

    • smoothaswilkes - Jun 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM

      I fail to see the need for your comment

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

      Then, maybe don’t read it—and then comment? You might save yourself a few minutes.

    • skerney - Jun 7, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      HBT has taken a decidedly anti- Giants stance this season. Craig can’t get over Posey not being called out at second in the NLDS, is (overly) outraged at their GM for the Cousins comments, many commenters hate that a light hitting team dared to smack down the po widdle Phil-wees in the NLCS, then had the audacity to beat Cliff Lee twice in the World Series. Deal with it.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM

        Right…sure…you keep believing that. There are a few Dwarves fans on here that get all pi$$y if anybody says anything at all that can be construed as possibly even remotely unglowing about the team from Frisco. Apparently, that sensitivity now extends to Frisco area newspaper columnists…?

      • skerney - Jun 7, 2011 at 11:33 PM

        keep trolling, keep frothing at the mouth utleys hair. keep never being able to differentiate that it’s you, not the phillies that we can’t stand. keep taking everything people say about phillies fans as a knock against your precious late-thirties lineup and rotation. i’m actually surprised it took this long for rollins to go on the DL.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 8, 2011 at 12:04 AM

        I really don’t know how to respond to that—especially since your spewing isn’t supported by fact. Where in my comment did I mention the Phillies? Or Phillies Phans? That’s right—nowhere. Now who’s being sensitive?

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2011 at 12:13 AM

        Gentlemen, please. It’s baseball and such, not world peace or the Gaza Strip we are discussing here. It be cool you know for Posey to be out, Craig to not like the safe call, not want Posey to be injured, not want Cousins the target of random crazy people and still poke fun at Philly Phans while AT THE SAME TIME reporting the news. He’s pretty cool that way, even if he does like pie.

        And FTR skerney my friend, Utley’s Hair is about the mellowist Philly Phan on this blog, so you really should save some of that ruffed feathers for someone who’s actually deserving of it. I can list a few names if you like. Jeez where are guys like you when the real a-holes get going? Not a peep about some of the intolerant crap Posey was called on this very site (U’s Hair, I might add DID tell certain posters what he thought of their homophobic/stupid comments and slurs directed at your boy Posey). I must have missed your handle there saying anything to any one about anything. If so then good for you, but don’t get all up the nose of some guy who actually took up for your team’s catcher like he’s one of those d-bags. That aint cool.

  5. Charles Gates - Jun 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    I wonder who makes more money: Hank Schulman or Matthew Berry.

  6. sisqsage - Jun 7, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Yeah, the only time the Chron breaks anything on the Giants is when some sleazy lawyer gives them all of that stuff on Bonds’ steroid usage (I mean flaxseed) and his subsequent testimony before the grand jury.

    Thoese guys (I-team) are long gone by the way.

    Baggs, and even his relief corps at the Merc, are much better.

    OMG: a Giants item with no mention of home plate collisions. Wow.

  7. garlicfriesandbaseball - Jun 7, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    SF Chronicle’s “The Sporting Green” is the best all-around sports section in all of baseball. Andrew Baggs is a close second. Sorry Craig …..you’re up there, but not quite that far.

    • Charles Gates - Jun 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM

      buffalowingsandtennis, you fail.

    • jwbiii - Jun 7, 2011 at 10:32 PM

      “is the best SFG section”

      FTFY. And it may be. But with Shulman and Jenkins?

  8. szapata03 - Jun 7, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Forget leaving comments here, maybe Schulman would like to hear them!

    hschulman@sfchronicle.com

  9. a125125125 - Jun 7, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Other things Hank Schulman is afraid of:
    –fire
    –designated hitter
    –GPS
    –cell phones
    –interwebs
    –computers in general (still prefers typewriters)
    –cable tv (it’s a fad)
    –color tv
    –HDTV
    –having his picture taken

  10. cup0pizza - Jun 7, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Anyone associated with the Gnats is a scumbag, including this hack.

    • ceadderman - Jun 8, 2011 at 12:08 AM

      Funny. Too bad you’re too busy being a Douche bag to get a contract to play the Catskills.

  11. handsfour - Jun 8, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    re. the post, there are probably ways to call someone out for being a self-righteous prick other than sounding like, well, a self-righteous prick.

  12. thomas2727 - Jun 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    I always love when Phillies fans start blabbing.

    They have been in the league what 120+ years and have 2 championships.

    With the garbage they spew you would think they were the Yankees.

    The “catchers and aces report” comment somebody made in spring training was funny.
    You mean the same aces that combined for 5 losses to a light hitting Giants team in the 2010 postseason.

    Well Phillies fans you can count on one thing. Your “aces” will not lose 5 postseason games to the Giants this year.

    And every day that passes that old geezer roster gets slower and more injury prone.
    Better cash in now. Because you are going to be carrying around at lot of overpayed under performing players in a couple years.

    Hey maybe D Brown can save you?
    There is always that to hand your hat on.

    • micker716 - Jun 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM

      Gentlemen, please. Enough of the bickering. Can’t we just agree to hate Giants and Phillies fans equally?

  13. brahkshark - Jun 8, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Hank Schulman is the man and if you dont agree, he’d eat you alive. *chomp chomp*

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