In a world full of overly aggressive beat writers, columnists, and Twitter, the news of David Murphy's two-year, $12 million signing with the Cleveland Indians can be attributed to his daughter.
Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas has the amusing story:
You can thank Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk) for getting the scoop, thanks to Murphy’s daughter and her daycare.
One of Kelly’s followers on Twitter sent her a direct message that Murphy was signing with the Indians. Kelly then did some digging and discovered why one of her followers knew the information.
“He said that Murphy’s daughter at daycare was telling all the teachers that her daddy was going to be an Indian,” Kelly said. “They asked Murphy when he picked her up and he confirmed it.”
Kelly, 35, is editorial chief at Paranoid Fan, a social app for sports fans and also writes for Mavs.com and blogs on the Rangers at Shutdown Inning.
Via Hardball Talk