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Monday, August 08, 2011
In praise of the two greatest teams in the universe, and the media explosion which allows the rest of us to ignore them.
People who complain about Red Sox/Yankees games are my new pet peeve:
Oh, great, look: the front page of ESPN.com is all Yankees and Red Sox.
Of course MLB Network is showing Yankees/Red Sox. I wanted to watch [other game].
Yeah, went to read some stories about Craig Counsell’s hitless streak, but everything is all Boston this and New York that. Totally annoying.
The people who take the effort to complain this loudly fascinate me. It’s like sitting across from someone at a restaurant who keeps sticking his tongue in an open salt shaker and saying, “Gaah, this salt is all salty!” You don’t like the feeling of a tongue covered in salt? Keep your damned tongue out of there. That’s a useful maxim, regardless of context. And the principle holds true with Yankees/Red Sox games. Feel like they get too much coverage from the sites you frequent? The shows you watch? Frequent different sites. Watch different shows. ....
I was excited about the Yankees and Red Sox playing this weekend. They’re two well-constructed, impressive teams. Both teams are stacked. Even before you take into account that they’re blood rivals, these games are match-ups that baseball fans should look forward to. And they played a couple of great games, too. I could look forward to the games because I spend about 1/30th of my baseball time on the internet reading about the Red Sox or Yankees. This is because I can read and watch whatever in the heck I want to read and watch. The people who complain that they’re sick of Yankees/Red Sox aren’t trying hard enough.
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