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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Lucia: MLB Network will be “embracing debate” next month

Just when you thought ESPN was the only network out there trotting out an endless array of debate shows, this trailer for a new MLB Network show popped up during the World Baseball Classic… and I’ve lost all faith in humanity.

Head to head, it’s “MLB Now” starring Brian Kenny vs. Honking Harold Reynolds. [trying the embed]

 

Prognosis?

This could be good… if anyone but Reynolds was put against Kenny on the show and the show didn’t lazily adopt a “new school vs old school” tagline. Kenny hosts a show called Clubhouse Confidential (which hopefully hasn’t been eliminated in favor of this), and is very good at facilitating discussions among more sabermetrically inclined guests. Him debating Reynolds will likely remind me of Keith Law running circles around Rob Parker last September on SportsCenter, with less hostility (from Parker) and snark (from Law).

Greg Franklin Posted: March 06, 2013 at 01:45 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: media, mlb_network, sabermetrics, television

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM (#4382111)
A pointless debate roundtable? I wonder if they've already booked John McCain and Donna Brazile.
   2. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: March 06, 2013 at 02:40 PM (#4382139)
This is actually a pretty cool idea, though I don't think Reynolds is the ideal guy to pull of the stat skeptic side. Who would be? Bob Ryan?
   3. Jim Wisinski Posted: March 06, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4382140)
This is the debating equivalent of LeBron James vs. Verne Troyer in a dunk contest.
   4. Moeball Posted: March 06, 2013 at 04:11 PM (#4382246)
This is the debating equivalent of LeBron James vs. Verne Troyer in a dunk contest.


Depends on how high the basket is. If it's only 1 foot high, Verne wins easily!
   5. Moeball Posted: March 06, 2013 at 04:13 PM (#4382252)
This is the debating equivalent of LeBron James vs. Verne Troyer in a d(r)unk contest.


Now it depends on how high the players are. Verne wins again!
   6. pthomas Posted: March 06, 2013 at 05:26 PM (#4382340)
yada yada yada endlessly.
   7. bigcpa Posted: March 06, 2013 at 07:18 PM (#4382427)
The Dodgers have been doing this on their local KCAL broadcasts since 2009. However they've got the white guy playing the ignorant ex player.
   8. tfbg9 Posted: March 06, 2013 at 07:36 PM (#4382432)
"Harold, you ignorant slut."
   9. Rob_Wood Posted: March 07, 2013 at 03:31 AM (#4382634)

This will not be a fair fight. But worse, Harold will never change his mind in the least.
   10. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: March 07, 2013 at 07:50 AM (#4382668)
"I say...let 'em crash...!"
   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 07, 2013 at 07:55 AM (#4382671)
They should just give Joe Sheehan and Murray Chass a pair of dueling pistols and get it over with.
   12. JEe (Jason) Posted: March 07, 2013 at 08:06 AM (#4382675)
They should just give Joe Sheehan and Murray Chass a pair of dueling pistols and get it over with.

And broadcast it from Murray's mother's basement?

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