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I can't help myself: does ESPN know there are players other than ARod and Manny?


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We all know that ESPN concentrates it's coverage on only a few big media market teams, but they have really outdone themselves over the last 2-3 months. I swear, you'd think A-Rod and Manny were the only two people ever to play the game of baseball.

Why I feel the need to rant about this here, I don't know. But I listen to Mike & Mike on my way to work, and these two topics are literally the only two baseball-topics I've heard anything about over several months now. At this point, I'd even be happy to listen to Peter Gammons talk about the Red Sox for 10 minutes. And if someone talked about a team that didn't play in NY, Boston, Chicago or LA I'd probably faint!

Maybe I need to invest in XM Radio so I can get the MLB station.

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You do know that there are local sports stations on the radio, other possibilities with satellite radio, and then there are several local sports shows on TV not to mention the MLB and NFL channels. Why anyone feels forced to watch ESPN is beyond me. They are horrible, and have really done a nice job alienating anyone outside of NY, BOS and LA.

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You do know that there are local sports stations on the radio, other possibilities with satellite radio, and then there are several local sports shows on TV not to mention the MLB and NFL channels. Why anyone feels forced to watch ESPN is beyond me. They are horrible, and have really done a nice job alienating anyone outside of NY, BOS and LA.

In DC there is only one sports radio station (actually, 3 stations, all owned by Dan Snyder which run identical content, including several ESPN syndicated shows). And the local guys on the DC sports station are very ignorant about baseball. It's 90% Redskins (no big surprise considering who owns the stations). Sometimes on my way home from work I can listen to WBAL if I can stand the static.

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In DC there is only one sports radio station (actually, 3 stations, all owned by Dan Snyder which run identical content, including several ESPN syndicated shows). And the local guys on the DC sports station are very ignorant about baseball. It's 90% Redskins (no big surprise considering who owns the stations). Sometimes on my way home from work I can listen to WBAL if I can stand the static.

...and just about everything else. Andy and Czab on the ride home aren't good at all. It's amusing when they have a guy like Thom Loverro (sp?) on and he talks baseball and those other two clowns can't carry a conversation.

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...and just about everything else. Andy and Czab on the ride home aren't good at all. It's amusing when they have a guy like Thom Loverro (sp?) on and he talks baseball and those other two clowns can't carry a conversation.

I can agree with that. When I was forced to listen to 980 on my way home from Columbia, it was amusing just to listen to those guys carry on about the Redskins and how bad they were. Oh and Czab's golf game.

The John Thompson show? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Are the Sports Junkies still around? I always did like them.

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I can agree with that. When I was forced to listen to 980 on my way home from Columbia, it was amusing just to listen to those guys carry on about the Redskins and how bad they were. Oh and Czab's golf game.

The John Thompson show? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Are the Sports Junkies still around? I always did like them.

They're just called the Junkies now. They have a morning show on 106.7 that is pretty strong. They talk sports a lot, but they aren't strictly a sports show these days.

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ESPN would be smart to do what major network news does. During Sports Center, have break-ins from local affiliates to cover local sports. Maybe once or twice an hour for 15 mins. People in KC or even Baltimore who watch ESPN wouldn't even know their cities had pro teams for most of the year if they went off of ESPN.

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They're just called the Junkies now. They have a morning show on 106.7 that is pretty strong. They talk sports a lot, but they aren't strictly a sports show these days.

I listened to the junkies a lot when I could get them, but they're not in range for me now. They were definitely at their best when they talked about sports. When they got into other stuff I tended to turn the dial, but their sports talk, while not usually very deep, was at least entertaining.

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I listened to the junkies a lot when I could get them, but they're not in range for me now. They were definitely at their best when they talked about sports. When they got into other stuff I tended to turn the dial, but their sports talk, while not usually very deep, was at least entertaining.

Sometimes they pull really interesting guests. They had Ronny Thompson on this morning. He did this interview with Iverson that should be on Comcast tonight. They get Gary Williams, Tim Kurkjan, and Tim Legler on frequently. For a non-sports morning show, they cover some good topics.

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Frobby, if you don't have it get the MLB Network channel on cable. It's awesome, they do an excellent job and realize there's stuff outside of Arod/Manny/Sox + Yanks. I haven't watched ESPN in forever since it's started...I kinda miss out on whats going on with other sports, but whatever.

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Frobby, if you don't have it get the MLB Network channel on cable. It's awesome, they do an excellent job and realize there's stuff outside of Arod/Manny/Sox + Yanks. I haven't watched ESPN in forever since it's started...I kinda miss out on whats going on with other sports, but whatever.

There are other sports?

Hmm.

-Don (another avowed MLBN addict)

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We all know that ESPN concentrates it's coverage on only a few big media market teams, but they have really outdone themselves over the last 2-3 months. I swear, you'd think A-Rod and Manny were the only two people ever to play the game of baseball.

Why I feel the need to rant about this here, I don't know. But I listen to Mike & Mike on my way to work, and these two topics are literally the only two baseball-topics I've heard anything about over several months now. At this point, I'd even be happy to listen to Peter Gammons talk about the Red Sox for 10 minutes. And if someone talked about a team that didn't play in NY, Boston, Chicago or LA I'd probably faint!

Maybe I need to invest in XM Radio so I can get the MLB station.

Home Plate on XM/Sirius is decent. Not great, but pretty good.

But they do talk to and about a lot of players beyond A-Rod and Manny. Although, the Manny updates were pretty universal, I couldn't escape the hourly play-by-play on his winter contract negotiations anywhere, including XM and MLBN.

-Don

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