12 year sports blogger / media maven Alex Reimer gets a lot of grief around here, which is ironic considering my own history. There really isn’t a big difference between Alex’s youthful exploits and the sort of thing I was doing as a kid. OK, maybe there is some subtle distinction between being a nationally recognized sports commentator (Alex) and a shoplifter with poor grades (me). But who knows, maybe if I’d gotten a bit more encouragement from the adults I was annoying at the time, I might’ve become a shoplifter with good grades.
Anyhow, the point of this isn’t to give Alex more coverage — I hear that he’s trying to decide between the covers of Vanity Fair and Radar — but rather, to suggest that his achievments aren’t that big a deal. So a 12 year old is getting some publicity for his sports musings. Over in Kansas City, the Royals have an 11 year old starting against the Red Sox tonight. Beat that, Reimer!