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Postby Amazinz » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:45 pm

Games can't start at 9. It would interfere with our games. East coasters prefer to watch East coast teams. West coasters like to watch West coast teams. And who knows what those freaks in middle America like to do. Not really all that strange. ;-)

East coast bias is a myth. ESPN paid more attention to the fact that the Padres were one of the worst playoff teams ever than they should have. The Angels have been getting a lot of media coverage too. I think this is a self-inflicted chip on the old shoulder.

Mookie, the Blue Jays are on TV in the states.

Still a good read though. Any piece that makes me want to reach through the screen and strangle the author has done its job. :-D
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Postby wrveres » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:33 pm

The Angels are getting media coverage because they are in the Playoffs .. thats the only reason.
and the Padres are getting media coverage because they almost broke a certain NY based teams record for futility. ;-7
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Postby IVIisfits138 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:24 am

I don't quite grasp the point the article is trying to make. The West Coast games are on at late in the East Coast to cater to the local residents in California that want to watch the games at aprox. 7-8 PM. Why should they schedule to try to make the game more watchable to out of market viewers, that in most cases probably don't care. And I swear the ESPN Sunday Night baseball has the Angels on every other week, so it's not like they don't get any national coverage.
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:11 pm

LooseCannon wrote:California — Population: 33,871,648 ; 1st,

Dominican Republic — Population: 8,950,034



There's your reason... California has 24,921,614 more people yet only 60 more MLB players... don't be too proud about that stat...


In the DR, all they do is play baseball. They are poor, and it's a way off the island.

Ca. total of players is quite significant, although alot of it can be attributed to population and weather.

WR, i do agree East Coast bias seems to be big on ESPN. But i disagree on the awards.

The AL West has won the last 9 MVP awards. A great achievemment, considering the $ is in the AL East, and the AL West only has 4 teams.

The NL West has won 7 of the last 9 MVP awards.

The NL West has won 5 of the last 6 CY Young awards.
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Postby TheOmen » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:50 pm

Say what you will about 20% attendance is Californians blah blah blah...the truth of the matter is they look at going to a game like going to a picnic. "Oh shucks, we lost. We'll get 'em tomorrow." Passionate fans, they are not. And that's the bias-and it's a justified one.

And considering the pop. of California, is it any wonder that a large number of players originate from the state? How about throwing percentages out there?[/i]
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:25 am

TheOmen wrote:Say what you will about 20% attendance is Californians blah blah blah...the truth of the matter is they look at going to a game like going to a picnic. "Oh shucks, we lost. We'll get 'em tomorrow." Passionate fans, they are not. And that's the bias-and it's a justified one.

And considering the pop. of California, is it any wonder that a large number of players originate from the state? How about throwing percentages out there?[/i]


Passionate fans, we are too. Maybe not in Oakland

Let's look at fan attendance shall we?
1. NY Yankees
2. LA Dodgers
3. St. Louis
4. LA Angels
5. San Francisco

6. Chicago Cubs
7. San Diego

Yeah, we aren't passionate :-? ... we just aren't as notorious as Yankee, Red Sox, Cardinal, or Cub fans.

Good article Wrveres
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Postby Half Massed » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:26 am

OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:
TheOmen wrote:Say what you will about 20% attendance is Californians blah blah blah...the truth of the matter is they look at going to a game like going to a picnic. "Oh shucks, we lost. We'll get 'em tomorrow." Passionate fans, they are not. And that's the bias-and it's a justified one.

And considering the pop. of California, is it any wonder that a large number of players originate from the state? How about throwing percentages out there?[/i]


Passionate fans, we are too. Maybe not in Oakland

Let's look at fan attendance shall we?
1. NY Yankees
2. LA Dodgers
3. St. Louis
4. LA Angels
5. San Francisco

6. Chicago Cubs
7. San Diego

Yeah, we aren't passionate :-? ... we just aren't as notorious as Yankee, Red Sox, Cardinal, or Cub fans.

Good article Wrveres


Hey don't hate on Oakland, we have our diehard fans as well, just less of them that can come out to the park. Good article though wrveres. ;-D
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