Watching Sports Center this morning, to see if ESPN actually manages to cover a baseball game between two teams in flyover country–which may have been the best game of the 2009 season. And, as normally happens on the rare occasions I tune in, I’m reminded of just why I hate what Sports Center (and ESPN in general) has become.
It’s bad enough that during Sports Center–the show that made its claim to fame by showing highlight after highlight of virtually all of the previous day’s sporting events–from the big game to the largely irrelevant ones–was repeatedly pimping their story on the history of the Pie to the Face in Major League Baseball.
Truly ground breaking sports journalism there.
But on top of that, they once again managed to put their ESPyaNkees slant on things–in the story preview sidebar, they managed to squeeze in a headline as a lead in to the story, entitled “Yankees Walkoffs.”
That’s right, they took a stupid story, and put the Yankees spin on it, because apparently Yankees starting pitcher AJ Burnett has pied several players in the face this season after walkoff wins, including Melky Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon, and some rookie catcher that was a September call-up (Francisco Cervelli maybe? I was so enthralled by the thought, time and effort put into the piece that I missed the name).
Glad I can once again go six months without checking out Sports Center…