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Gentlemen:Read the post for tonight's historic (1st ever post-season walk off grand slam) game. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=311010113ESPN can not bring themselves to think someone else plays great baseball other than teams north of the Mason-Dixon except St. Louis. Have read them before and painfully read again how someone (Detroit) lost the game (7/8th of the article about poor Detroit) rather than a better team beat Detroit.Makes one want to stick a fork in one's eye. But please don't, because you will missRangers winning lots more ballgames because they are GOOD.
Yeah, I detect a slight Detroit bias. Could just be because, for that particular article, they were focusing on the Tigers coming up short in 2 very close games.
Then again, if that's the case, shouldn't there also be an article about how the Rangers managed to pull out those 2 very close games? I should look and see if they wrote one on that...if not, well...I guess I wouldn't be surprised, for the same reason you weren't.
It's a worldwide effort to revitalize Detoilet...errr I mean Detroit! Join in! It's an iconic American city!It's the North American Oak Cliff of Paris....or something.
Who cares? Does that change the game experience for you? If you expect journalistic integrity or balanced coverage from ESPN, you will be very disappointed.
@ Andy: "Yeah I detect a slight Detroit bias."
Lol so did the home plate umpire in Game 2.
It seems that the narrative amongst the national media has reinvented itself twice already. The latest incarnation can be summed up in the question posed to Leyland in a plaintiff tone. "This is going to be a long series, right? You guys still feel good about this right?" He replies, "Sure we feel good but not as good as Texas"...
Joe Buck's game 2 interview with Verlander was even more transparent as it ended with the FOX suit telling JV that he's a "great player on a great team". While that is true (at least the great player part) - can you imagine Joe Buck lavishing that sort of fawning praise on any member of the Rangers?
As much as I want to bash ESPN -- let's face it, that network is screwed up beyond hope and is convinced the sun rises and sets only on the Northeast -- that was an Associated Press story.ESPN just picked it up and plopped it on its web site. It looked to me to be an AP story written by a Detroit-based writer. AP uses writers from all over the country and someone on the ESPN desk saw this one first, grabbed it and sent it out.Again, believe me, I detest ESPN and its sanctimonious "world wide leader'' attitude. So I don't want to give ESPN a pass on anything, but fairness -- which ironically is something ESPN knows nothing about -- dictates that AP gets kick in the ass, not ESPN.This time.
Not defending ESPN, but that's an AP article that ESPN picked up, and it was probably written by a Detroit writer.
That's the way journalism go.
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Just thought this was interesting "national" viewpoint written by someone who saw the glass half empty and unable/unwilling to recognize baseball history in the making right in front of us. Expectations are nil of national media having a clue or care about Ranger talent/stamina/vigor. Not mentioned by Fox and not friends also is that the crowd included W and Laura sitting down the row from Nolan at Game 1 and ?Barbara Bush there in game 2?Francona was so much better that McCarver. Too bad he is not a permanent replacement.There are 150 people who should picked to commentate before one gets to McCarver.Rangers win 6 more!
You are absolutely correct about national bias...right after the game I switched to MLB Network and it was all about Detroit, the post game news conference was Leyland and they went on and on about how good Detroit pitching was. They touched lightly on Feldman and his performance, and on Nelly, other than that which was miniscule considering we won the game, and in the fashion it was won. However one of the commentators did say the game did not end the way he wanted, yes he actually said that on the air. Why is it that nobody outside the state of Texas wants the Rangers to do well? Even our own sports writers run hot and cold on the team. I am not suggesting they slobber all over themselves, but geez guys....
There may be a bit of bias in national press, but MLB Network is not where it is, they fawn over the Rangers daily, have for about 3 years now.
I agree, Tre. And Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams I think is still a bit of a Ranger fan. He remains objective, but brings good insight to pitching in Arlington. I enjoy those guys
As an Aggie, I'm never surprised anymore of ESPN throwing one of my teams under the bus. But don't think ESPN only sees in the northeast.... they have a huge $300 million investment in a public university in Texas....
My point is, ESPN sees what ESPN wants to see.
Dear rest of the world who doesn't realize Texas' baseball team is as good as any other, as well as its fans:
That's all. For now.
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