... of the pressbox.
As a dismal sign of the times, Murray Chass on Baseball lists the 29 newspapers (out of 60) that cover major league teams that are sitting out the World Series. Clearly, a cost-cutting measure by struggling newspapers looking to cut costs by pooling coverage. Bad idea.
A few years back, we took a tour of Fenway Park (had a hot dog atop the Green Monster, thank you very much) and were allowed into the pressbox -- tiers of computer hookups, telephones, and comfy chairs. Because there were often more sportswriters than seats, there was another room behind it for the overflow, with big screens tracking the action from several angles. Surely not the best way to cover a game, but still.
Here's Chass' list of those papers whose baseball beat guys are also watching baseball via the tube -- their own:
These are the newspapers that traveled during the season but are not covering the World Series:
Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal Orange County (Calif.) Register Arizona Republic Palm Beach (Fla.) Post Atlanta Journal & Constitution Pittsburgh Post Gazette Baltimore Sun Pittsburgh Tribune Review Cincinnati Enquirer Providence (R.I.) Journal Cleveland Plain Dealer Sacramento (Calif.) Bee Contra Costa (Calif.) Times St. Paul Pioneer Press Dallas Morning News San Francisco Chronicle Dayton Daily News San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News Detroit Free Press Seattle Times Detroit News South Florida Sun Sentinel Fort Worth Star Telegram Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune Houston Chronicle Tampa Tribune Minneapolis Star Tribune Worcester (Mass.) Telegram.