At this point, we should be grateful for what ESPN doesn’t stand for. It is not, for example, thankfully, a “do-it-yourself” channel or a “home gas leak repair network”.
If ESPN didn’t know before the seven-game Stanley Rangers-Hurricanes Cup playoff series, it should have known what’s after Game Three.
Throughout Games 3, 4 and 6, all in the park, former goalkeeper Tony D’Angelo defender was collectively booed every time he played a puck. DeAngelo last year became persona non grata here, culminating in a post-match battle he had with goalkeeper Alexander Georgiev.
DeAngelo, a talented New Jersey puck mover, was then essentially fired. Then he signed with the stick.
Again, if ESPN enters this series without knowing it, you can’t claim ignorance after the third game. “Follow DeAngelo to Georgiev during the handshake!” Then it should be circled with thick red ink and distributed to the entire crew.
On Monday, after Rangers’ win in Game Seven, ESPN actually followed DeAngelo as he traveled that handshake streak…until he reached Georgiev.
At that moment, ESPN jumped the shot! Then back to DeAngelo after Georgiev overtakes!
We’ve recently heard that inflation is so bad that a picture is now only worth 200 words, but there are no words to describe ESPN’s recent blunder.
Kepler’s national anthem protest is sadly misleading
Weak signs of virtue became the new patriotic wasted time.
Giants manager Gabi Kapler will no longer appear in or near the bunker during the national anthem to protest the mass shootings. That’s definitely his right, and if his body wasn’t in the right place, so might his head.
But what is its value? How would that solve the problem or treat it minimally? Which murders count and which ones don’t?
Recently, several municipalities and states have decided that they will no longer use the word “chief”, as with the chief of police and chief executive, because the word “chief” means disrespect for Native Americans. This chief comes from the French word “chef” which means “it doesn’t matter”.
She supported the Redskins’ loss as an NFL team title because he dedicated the race directly. However, feeling the Braves, Warriors, and Chiefs eliminated is stupid because they signify the nobility, spirit and courage of the American Indians.
Excluding a president in titles is absurd. When the “Chief Financial Officer” people say they don’t see Jeronimo in a feathered hood, they see a man in a suit.
And take advantage of the “black” as in the black race, you changed what?
But if Kapler wants to tie the national anthem or use it to protest mass murder, he is woefully misleading.
Why are obvious facts regularly avoided during Yank’s YES TV shows?
On Tuesday, in the first inning, Gleyber Torres hit one deep to the left of center and then broke into the running round at home first. Only then did he realize he hit the wall. He was called into third after sliding the sack too much when it made sense that he would pull out in third while standing.
It took several replays and more than half a half before Michael Kay cut to the heart of it – Torres had to run late and then slip into third as he slowed down to the sprint.
However, Carlos Beltran, who did not stop talking about the obvious, chose to cancel this match, while David Kohn excused Torres from saying he “thought” it was over.
Regardless, back in the dugout Torres, smiling, received young kids after needlessly knocking out third playing by diminishing standards, Aaron Boone Baseball.
Rob Manfred and the MLB continue to push arrogant, counterproductive baseball, fanning opponents as a way to turn kids’ hearts, pimp goofs.
No one in the MLB aware that the sport has a shortage of youngsters, league referees and game officials who have chosen to run away rather than indulge in an escalation of uncivilized and abusive behavior among players, senior coaches, spectators, and especially parents of children?
This week, potential Minor Yankees player Anthony Siegler made news when he performed a racket flip after hitting a home run. Except that it wasn’t a home tour and Siegler was sent off in second place to finish the match.
Hey, flip a bat for the other team!
At that time, Siegler’s Hudson Valley team was losing 6-2!
However, MLB Network continues to roll out its “Best Bat Flips” reels, and as reader Ron Perry pointed out to us, this week MLB.com included a piece that began, “Nothing in baseball is more exciting than flipping a perfectly timed bat.”
Well, the bean balls and occasional brawls sparked by acts of self-aggrandizement can also be exciting.
The MLB Network and its website are full of baseball all about me, from “Memorial Day Weekend’s Best Bat Flips” to a video tutorial, “Learn To Bat-Flip.”
Yep, just keep desensitizing kids, turn them into a mercilessly selfish crawl and we’ll keep calling it a sport.
Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior scored in the second half to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final, Saturday, on CBS.
In the first half, analyst Rob Green said Vinicius was so stiff and confused when he arrived from Brazil that his teammates cracked, “Keep the ball off him, I think he’s playing the other side.”
Frances Burned by Blueshirts
When betting on everything podcast, on Monday, “My Picks Have Value” Mike buried another local favorite Francecia, claiming that the Rangers would lose Game 7 to the Carolinas because the “Canes” coached so well. “
Debunking “let’s be honest” Mike as a self-assured expert who is rarely right and rarely honest, our man who runs backaftathis wrote that while Francesia was heard touting a sugarcane cane because of their coach, Francecia would bet 10K he didn’t know their coach’s name ( Rod Bringmore).
Not burdening Yankees fans with bad memories, but Garry Sanchez’s many flaws were brought to mind, over the weekend, by the competence of new Yankee player Jose Trevino.
Trevino, on the courts outside and in the dirt to the right hitter, stops the ball by backing it with a wide open glove.
Sanchez did not try to stop the ball, he tried to catch it, with the back of the hand, looking to cut such courts with a closed glove like the first baseman. That’s why pitches often had to be chased towards the back.
Back-up notes in search of sanctuary:
Seven of the 10 Tigers defeated on Sunday were hitting under 200. Analytics, baby!
Carlos Beltran suggested this week that the vetted swing calls should be subject to replay reviews.
During the Phils-Mets game on Sunday, ESPN2 published a graphic showing the last seven pitches of Chris Bassett to Kyle Schwarber. Even if you wanted to read it, you couldn’t. It appeared for exactly two seconds before disappearing under replay.
Reader Richard Kelly reports on Fox’s lead baseball analyst John Smoltz, another whose inability to be silent even for a moment hasn’t been addressed: “He’s like a damn fan that my wife should go to sleep with.”
Love those split screens while playing the Stanley Cup on ESPN that encourage viewers to watch the Stanley Cup on ESPN.
The trial of Johnny Depp-Amber Heard lasted longer than their marriage.
Lookalikes: Reader Mike Rowan introduces new Yankee guard Matt Carpenter and Yankee Stadium WB Mason.