Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What East Coast bias?

Sure, the best team in Major League Baseball held on to win a nailbiter tonight, but what did ESPNews lead off with? Well, there was the the story about how the third-place Yankees lost Joba Chamberlain to a shoulder injury in a loss to Texas. After that, they highlighted the fact that the Tampa Bay Rays (who are at least in first place) lost to the Indians. Did they mention the Angels and their victory over the Orioles next? Nope. They felt the need to mention the fact that the second-place Red Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals, who are 9.5 games back in the AL Central.

They waited until eleven minutes into their broadcast to report on the fact that the Angels, my favorite team, was the first to make it to 70 wins on the season. They reported on the Brewers, who are five games back in the NL Central before they mentioned a clutch victory by the most dominant team in all of the Big Leagues. I know they're located in Connecticut, but what the hell?

Face it, there's a California team that's dominating baseball right now, no matter how much you or your East Coast fans would like the Red Sox or the Yanks to be the top story.

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