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    Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    I flipped over to ESPN to catch Baseball Tonight and it started at 9:30 central time. They went immediately into, you guessed it, the Red Sox/Yankees game. The segment lasted for 13 MINUTES. One game, 13 minutes. Better than 25% of the program. I respect the history of the 2 franchises, but it's April. :thumbdown

    But what should I expect from ESPN? Answer: nothing better.

    Thanks for letting me vent, y'all.

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    It's not just them. Wait until Fox Saturday baseball starts. We'll be getting a steady diet of Yankees/Red Sox. Those of us in fly over country just don't know how lucky we are to have these east coast teams crammed down our throats.
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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    It's not about the fact that most of the country is sick of Yanks/Sawks, it's the fact that more people want to watch them than any other team.

    Once you understand that, avoidance is easy.
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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    Glad I'm not the only guy who gets nauseous every time I see the Yankees / Red Sox smeared all over the TV. It's like we're supposed to really give a ****.

    Guess what? I don't!

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    I understand that both teams have a huge fan base and strong traditions. Networks are going to run games that bring in the biggest audience. I just get tired of major networks pushing all other teams to the back-burner.

    UPDATE: Baseball Tonight was cut to 30 minutes. HALF of the program was dedicated to Yanks/Red Sox. 15 games played tonight and most ignored. Is it Baseball Tonight or Yankees Tonight? And Sportscenter begins with...you guessed it...Yankees/Reds Sox highlights.

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    :deadhorse

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    Hey...let me rant! It's my first rant on this subject here.

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    I'm waiting for the postgame coverage to include an interview with the fan in Section 118, Row K, Seat 3.....just to see what he had to say about the
    Red Sox/Yankees game.
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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    And tonight was the second time in a week that they've aired Yankee/Red Sox games.
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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    That's what I like about XM. Sure they mention the Yanks and Sox a lot, but they give pretty good coverage to the other teams, a lot better than ESPN does.

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    Directv has limited capacity right now for MLB games in HD. They have two channels for MLB HD. One is almost always the Yankees.

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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWoody View Post
    hahah that's awesome!
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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    This is the same reason the Red's don't get the first game anymore, becuase other teams are more worthy or popular..
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    Re: Dear ESPN, there are OTHER teams...

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    Directv has limited capacity right now for MLB games in HD. They have two channels for MLB HD. One is almost always the Yankees.
    Really, can you blame DTV or ESPN? If you've got limited capacity for HD channels, or limited programming time, wouldn't it make the most business sense to cover the team that plays in the largest city (with the most TVs) in the United States?



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