Hack: Here’s a Really Dumb Tweet by Flyers Beat Writer Sam Carchidi

Kyle Scott - April 10, 2014

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Ray Emery will start against the Lightning tonight in Florida, likely because Steve Mason has started the last two games and will start 44 and a half hours later against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. But no, that’s not a fun enough story. So here’s Inquirer beat writer Sam Carchidi creating a storyline seemingly out of thin air:

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Mason’s confidence is at an all-time low after two consecutive 5-2 wins against Buffalo and Florida. He’s in a fragile mental state right now.

I’d assume that Tweet was sarcastic if it came from virtually any other writer. But nope. Just Carchidi, who made sure to have Craig Berube confirm the obvious:

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  • Pete April 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    When beat writers inflect opinions into all of their writings, they are no longer reporters. They are bloggers. They tweet to their detriment.

  • Steve April 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I can only hope that we can do away with the completely useless beat writers. I don’t understand their purpose in 2014.

    • Walter Sobchak April 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      This. One million times. THIS!

    • Pete April 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Beat writers have a purpose. They travel with the team and get immediate quotes after every game. The players become friendly with them. My only beef with beat writers is I don’t want to hear their opinion or stupid speculation (like Carchidi tweet above). Just report the interviews and facts involved and act like a professional. Nothing more.

  • Walter Sobchak April 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Our media is the fucking worst. Slow news day? Start a goalie controversy!

    Fuck off Carchidi.

    • Fe Maiden April 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Between all the dipshits on sports talk radio to these sad sack beat reporters I think we’re at an all-time low with Philly media.

  • DS April 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Follow a Flyers game on Twitter and you’ll notice that Carchidi is the first writer to tweet when anything happens. He’s like the little annoying kid in school that had to be first done any test or activity. He’s brutal

  • Andy Schreiber April 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Emery needs to stay sharp (has been playing very well lately) and Mason needs to rest up for the playoffs.

    Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

    Chalk this up to a writer’s perceived need to always be saying *something* or to break a story (real or imagined). Carchidi is usually pretty good covering the Flyers – give him a pass on this one.

  • Brett Myers April 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Carchidi’s a reatart.

  • DS April 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Emery’s the better goaltender,

    Mason is okay but nothing special. Hasn’t played in the playoffs in five seasons and seems to melt down when the spotlight gets too bright. He keeps giving up soft goals as he has been lately in a playoff series against the Rangers who have Lundqvist it’ll be a short playoff season.

    • Ted Danson April 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Maybe overall Emery is slightly better, but I think they’re a pretty equal trade-off. They both have pros and cons, ups and downs. Mason’s more prone to bad goals, but Emery’s more prone to bad games. I think Mason’s earned the starting job and it’s been three years since Emery’s played in the playoffs himself.

      Regardless, I’m more confident in the Flyers’ goaltending going into the playoffs than I’ve been in a long time. However, that’s not saying much. Go, Flyers.

  • CJ April 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    What a fucking moron. It’s about each goalie’s numbers against the teams they’re playing these next few days, and resting Mason for the playoffs. That’s it. It’s as simple as that. The Flyers’ beat writers are so pathetic these days.

  • Roman Cechmanek April 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Eat shit Sam.

  • Comments on wrong post April 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    This is a solid move. Still I think there were a number of ways they could have gone, but at least they didn’t do something retarded and make Dane Cook the host.

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