I like how ESPN’s article on over celebrating in baseball features (on the front page no less) a picture of Joba Chamberlain crossed out AND calls Paul O’Neill boorish and childish. Paul O’Neill was one of the hardest working players ever. Don’t tell me he’s boorish just because you hate it when he’s both competitive and a winner. I am so tired of ESPN being biased against the Yankees.
I am not saying that Joba shouldn’t shut up a little, but he’s no Jeremy Shockey! He’s a kid who gets excited from time to time. I’m also not saying that the article is solely anti-Yankee. I’m just a little sick and a lot tired of the way ESPN covers the Yankees. For too long it’s been the New York “Worst Team to Ever Exist” Yankees versus the Boston “Sweet Innocent” Red Sox and the rest of the league who are helpless to get better because of some vast Yankees conspiracy.
It’s also a larger problem with ESPN. Once upon a time the network covered sports. You know, games, innings, plays? What happened during the games, the story and drama that unfolded because of who hit or caught what. It’s time that ESPN stops making up the stories by injecting it’s bullshit drama, including it’s anti Yankee drama.