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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hey ESPN! Where Are The Indians Game Highlights?

As I hope you know, yesterday the Cleveland Indians moved on to the 2016 World Series by eliminating the Toronto Blue Jays four games to one.  Kind of a big deal, a big sports story.

So at 9 this morning I turned on ESPN's SportsCenter to see some game highlights and coverage of the Tribe's ALCS victory.  The 9:00 a.m. live edition of SportsCenter is (or used to be) the official start-of-the-day telecast for ESPN, and the Indians had to be the lead story.

Or not.  ESPN opened with highlights of the Cubs win over the Dodgers to even the NLCS at 2 games each.  Next was a discussion of what's wrong with Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, followed a piece on a New York Giants wife-beating asshole.  Then a segment on Alabama football.  Jeez!

At 9:18, they finally got around to the Indians.  ESPN anchor Jay Crawford showed some of his old Tribe swag from his childhood.  The two-champions-in-one-year dream scenario was debated, as was Jose Bautista's "shaking in his boots" bulletin board comment.  But still no game highlights!

What's going on?  Did ESPN change the rules and forget to tell me?  I switched the channel to the MLB Network.  Better.  All baseball, all the time.  Shoulda started there in the first place.

Go Tribe!  Party at Napoli's!


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