Wow. I remember this happened once to Jimbo – someone plagiarized pretty much his entire blog, and passed it off as his own. The weird thing about the Jimbo situation is that he writes about HIS LIFE – it’s a JOURNAL – and someone plagiarized his posts about his girlfriends, his rock-climbing, his own personal life. Granted, he’s a terrific writer – I’m sure a lot of people would read Jimbo’s stuff and think “I wish I could write like that’ – but still. To copy?? To pawn it off as something you wrote?? UnbeLIEVable. Sleazy.
To plagiarize Cursed to First and Surviving Grady? Two of the most popular Red Sox blogs out there? Popular not just because of the CONTENT but because of the great writers? Like … did she think no one would pick up on it? I clicked through all of Beth’s evidence, and it’s really really gross. Word for word copying of her posts. Beth’s a wonderful writer. It makes sense that her talent for writing would incite envy in someone less gifted – but still. It’s disgusting. I hope this situation is rectified soon, Beth.