Comments: East Coast-centrism

They tried to push the A-Rod feeding frenzy to the top of the list even before the fricking game was over.

If the Sox pass over Lowell to go after him, I'd seriously consider turning in my lifetime membership in their fan club. I don't care what kind of gaudy numbers he puts up in the regular season, we don't need him. He's a LOSER.

Posted by Solonor at October 29, 2007 01:07 AM

I share your misgivings, though I chalk ESPN's Red Sox-Yankees obssession up to money-centrism, winning-centrism, success-centrism and ESPN's manic desire for "stories" -- oops, I mean "storylines"

Happily, part of that obsession will fade next year as the Yankees stumble to an 81-81 season. But the resulting focus on just a single team might be even harder to take than the current overwrought focus on two.
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Posted by Peter at October 29, 2007 10:05 AM

I wonder if ESPN would focus on different teams if it were located in, say, Kansas City, Missouri rather than Bristol, Connecticut.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 29, 2007 02:09 PM

Yep, probably. Coastism rather than East Coastism may be responsible, though. I seem to recall a fair amount of saturation coverage of the Lakers.
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Posted by Peter at October 30, 2007 09:53 PM

That's L.A., not Minneapolis.
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Posted by Peter at October 30, 2007 09:55 PM