Thursday, September 27, 2007

Media Double Standards

Anyone else notice this? As I was watching the Yankees celebrating their postseason berth on ESPNews last night, I was immediately struck by something.

Back in both 2003 and 2004, the Red Sox were ripped by certain "usual suspects" in both print and electronic media for their celebrations in wrapping up the Wild Card berth both years. (You may remember Derek Lowe, Kevin Millar and a few other players going down to the Baseball Tavern on Boylston Street down the block from Fenway in full uniform to celebrate with the fans that night in 2004.) These said critics ripped them for celebrating such a thing.

But last night, the Yankees only wrap a playoff berth, nothing specific yet, and wildly celebrate in their locker room, and the same idiots who ripped the Sox say nothing about that. (And did anyone else notice how low-key the celebrating was last Saturday when the Sox wrapped up their playoff berth?)

I don't have a problem with teams, including the Yankees, celebrating that. I do have a problem with so-called sportswriters who'll rip the Red Sox at every turn (Bill Madden, for example), and then give the Yankees a pass for basically the same thing.

Too many are two-faced, agenda-driven, hypocritical assholes who I have very little respect for.


Soxy Lady said...

But he (Bill Madden) thinks he's Papelbon's BFF!

Michael Leggett said...

The stuffed shirts corporates love the Yankees.

Soxy Lady said...

Oh, and don't forget ESPN thinks the Yankees already clinched the division:

The Omnipotent Q said...

I heard that story about Pap's phone and Madden, SoxyLady. I'm surprised Madden didn't make an even bigger deal about the phone. He's had some kind of grudge against the Red Sox for years and years. I've always thought he was on the Yankees' payroll with some of the BS he's come out with against them.

And another friend sent along that Yankees division title shirt, but they also have one for the Yankees as "AL West Champions" too...Complete morons.