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Friday, April 13, 2012
Come back, Mickey Herskowitz!
Then came Wednesday night’s Astros/Braves game and the Progressive Fan of the Game feature. Frankly, of all of the stupid features Fox Sports Houston does at baseball games, this is the stupidest. I don’t care what a person sitting in the stands thinks about the game, especially since, as it’s an Astros game, Fox Sports Houston ignores the action on the field for the insipid interview. If I want to hear a fan talk at Minute Maid Park, I’ll go up there and sit next to the fools who still boo Carlos Beltran.
But the Wednesday Night Fan of the Game was a New York Yankees fan. And it wasn’t a Yankees fan who even lives in Houston, it was a Yankees fan from New York and the interview was all about how this guy’s damn AL-only fantasy baseball team and how he was here scouting Astros players so he’d know who to draft next season. And to make it worse, this New York Yankees fan was surrounded by people wearing Atlanta Braves shirts and caps.
I realize that nobody’s attending Astros games. I realize that most of the stadium is empty. But really, is a New York Yankees fan surrounded by Atlanta Braves fans really the best that Fox Sports Houston could do for the fan of the game? I know that real Astros fans were there because they kept punching up shots of people in the stands wearing Astros gear, so at least the camera people knew how to find actual Astros fans, but it just must have been too difficult for Bart Ennis and the broadcast producer.
Posted: April 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM | 68 comment(s)
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