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Yanknut023
10-10-06, 10:30 AM
You know for a team that everyone loves to hate there is a lot of media coverage for a team that is no longer playing.

I read today's Post and there were like think 6 articles on the Yankees, torre, ect. The JV team in NY that starts the JVCS (aka NLCS) on Wednesday had 2 stories.

On NESN 2 (aka ESPN) the lead story was "Will Joe be fired". The VLC (aka ALCS) starts later tonight and the Yankees still get more press.

I know every writer loves to kill the Yankees, but without the Yankees it seems they have nothing to write about. How many articles have you read describing how to fix the Yankees? Where are the articles how to fix the Padres, Dodgers, or Twins. What about the red or white sox. They underacheived this year, you do not hear about what they need to do, or about their manager getting fired. And if a manger needs to be fired it is Gullen.

People think that Yankee fans have this complex that we are better than all the other fans, well all the media does is talk, write about our team even when the season is over. No wonder Yankee fans have this reputation.

On a side note: I actually love all this coverage.

icepick3383
10-10-06, 10:35 AM
quite frankly, the media stinks. (pun intended)

I'd be pissed if I were a tigers fan! They had the 3rd best team in the league and had the best pitching. Why is it such a huge upset?! The yanks ran into a buzzsaw, plain and simple. payroll doesn't mean squat if the players don't perform...which is what happened to the other teams in the playoffs that got beat, but it's ok for them.

TheBamTino24
10-10-06, 11:03 AM
When you have a manager for 11 seasons, you have a lot of media who probably wouldn't mind seeing him go.

DaPip1998
10-10-06, 11:05 AM
Same reason why it's TO all the time in football and ND hype-a-mania in the college f'ball.

The sports world needs us.

jgibson24
10-10-06, 11:07 AM
The Yankees bring it on themselves. Their post season is regarded by the Boss differently than every other team. Other teams can admit being beat by a good team. Those teams while disappointed that they didn't win don't characterize their seasons as "sad failure". When the Boss publically uses "said failure" to describe the NYY season then all the how do you fix it articles are a natural outgrowth.

yanksrule69
10-10-06, 11:17 AM
When you have a manager for 11 seasons, you have a lot of media who probably wouldn't mind seeing him go.

Yet, hardly ever questioned any of his decisions until now..

I want him gone too, but for journalists who have until this point given him a free pass they are certainly piling it all on at once.

CoyoteYankee
10-10-06, 11:27 AM
I actually kind of feel bad for the Mets. They make to the championship series and they are STILL overshadowed by the Yankees.

yankeesAZ
10-10-06, 11:55 AM
quite frankly, the media stinks. (pun intended)

I'd be pissed if I were a tigers fan! They had the 3rd best team in the league and had the best pitching. Why is it such a huge upset?! The yanks ran into a buzzsaw, plain and simple. payroll doesn't mean squat if the players don't perform...which is what happened to the other teams in the playoffs that got beat, but it's ok for them.
Some Tigers aren't happy:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2006-10-10-al-playoff-notes_x.htm

Tigers want your admiration

OAKLAND The Detroit Tigers want to know what they have to do gain a little respect.


They won 95 games during the regular season, knocked off the New York Yankees in the division series, are opening the American League Championship Series Tuesday (8:19 ET) against the Oakland A's but still are waiting for a little respect.


"We beat the Yankees, but instead of giving us credit, all we're hearing is how the Yankees blew up," Tigers closer Todd Jones (http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1860) says. "Now all of the national media is talking about is the Mets and how they'll win the World Series.


"This team hasn't gotten any credit all year. Nobody thinks we'll do anything again." "





Definitely seeing a lot more Yankees in the news and TV, than the Tigers, but its hardly surprising.

The media is just salivating to be the first to get the scoop on Torre's firing or Arod being traded.

M&M61
10-10-06, 12:13 PM
Some Tigers aren't happy:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2006-10-10-al-playoff-notes_x.htm

Tigers want your admiration

OAKLAND The Detroit Tigers want to know what they have to do gain a little respect.


They won 95 games during the regular season, knocked off the New York Yankees in the division series, are opening the American League Championship Series Tuesday (8:19 ET) against the Oakland A's but still are waiting for a little respect.


"We beat the Yankees, but instead of giving us credit, all we're hearing is how the Yankees blew up," Tigers closer Todd Jones (http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1860) says. "Now all of the national media is talking about is the Mets and how they'll win the World Series.


"This team hasn't gotten any credit all year. Nobody thinks we'll do anything again." "





Definitely seeing a lot more Yankees in the news and TV, than the Tigers, but its hardly surprising.

The media is just salivating to be the first to get the scoop on Torre's firing or Arod being traded.

I think that it would help if they won the ws.

MissingBillyMartin
10-10-06, 12:25 PM
When will the baseball world learn there are the Yankees and then there is everyone else? We are number one in money and number one in America's hearts. If the Mets ran their organization as well as us maybe someone would care if they won or not.

BHawe
10-10-06, 12:30 PM
Yet, hardly ever questioned any of his decisions until now..

I want him gone too, but for journalists who have until this point given him a free pass they are certainly piling it all on at once.

Journalists giving him a free pass up unitl now? Where do you come up with this stuff? Do you remember this time last year, the year before that and the year before that? Torre is always going through this stuff... free pass? Torre gets ridiculed just as much as anyone - always has and always will...

jgibson24
10-10-06, 12:35 PM
When will the baseball world learn there are the Yankees and then there is everyone else? We are number one in money and number one in America's hearts. If the Mets ran their organization as well as us maybe someone would care if they won or not.

Number one in American's hearts? Maybe. But I'd wager that the number of Yankee haters outnumbers those who love the Yankees.

No doubt they are by far the most consequential team in the sport.

Yanks4eva1
10-10-06, 12:45 PM
It's the basest, lowest form of human nature to knock off someone who is on the top of the heap. The media is having a field day knocking Joe Torre, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter off the top of the mountain. People quite enjoy seeing others suffer, especially when they have been successful. Sad, but true.

Derek and Joe have done the right thing in remaining silent. You keep your mouth shut and stand still when the wolves are circling you.

The Tigers don't get the respect because everyone doubts that they will be WS champs. If Kenny Rogers pitches like he did against the Yankees, I'd be surprised. My prediction: Kenny Rogers will go back to being Kenny Rogers. The ALDS was the Tigers' World Series. Why? Because they beat the Yankees. That's why.

Dee

M&M61
10-10-06, 12:49 PM
[quote=jgibson24]Number one in American's hearts? Maybe. But I'd wager that the number of Yankee haters outnumbers those who love the Yankees.
I'll bet thet the Yankees have more fans than any other single team in baseball!
Jealosy is the biggest cause for hatred.

cmaff05
10-10-06, 02:23 PM
Todd Jones, maybe if you weren't such a bad closer this year we'd give you some respect.

yanksrule69
10-10-06, 02:33 PM
Journalists giving him a free pass up unitl now? Where do you come up with this stuff? Do you remember this time last year, the year before that and the year before that? Torre is always going through this stuff... free pass? Torre gets ridiculed just as much as anyone - always has and always will...

He gets ridiculed by some fans but not so much in the press.

Reporting that they think this will be the year (each year the Yankees lose in the PS or go through a slump) Steinbrenner finally loses it and fires him isn't ridiculing Joe Torre.

There have been numerous questionable moves Torre has made in his tenure here that he has never been questioned about or second guessed in the media. The fire Torre train is out of control because it's all coming to a head.

Now that's he's staying I hope the media continues to question him. Maybe it will make him think twice about some of his sometimes outrageous managing.

4bronxbombers
10-10-06, 02:33 PM
I actually kind of feel bad for the Mets. They make to the championship series and they are STILL overshadowed by the Yankees.

You wouldn't feel bad for them if you saw they whooping it up when we lost Sat.

4bronxbombers
10-10-06, 02:35 PM
Some Tigers aren't happy:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2006-10-10-al-playoff-notes_x.htm

Tigers want your admiration

OAKLAND The Detroit Tigers want to know what they have to do gain a little respect.


They won 95 games during the regular season, knocked off the New York Yankees in the division series, are opening the American League Championship Series Tuesday (8:19 ET) against the Oakland A's but still are waiting for a little respect.


"We beat the Yankees, but instead of giving us credit, all we're hearing is how the Yankees blew up," Tigers closer Todd Jones (http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1860) says. "Now all of the national media is talking about is the Mets and how they'll win the World Series.


"This team hasn't gotten any credit all year. Nobody thinks we'll do anything again." "





Definitely seeing a lot more Yankees in the news and TV, than the Tigers, but its hardly surprising.

The media is just salivating to be the first to get the scoop on Torre's firing or Arod being traded.


Todd Jones= waaaaaa! waaaaaa!

ymike673
10-10-06, 03:48 PM
You know for a team that everyone loves to hate there is a lot of media coverage for a team that is no longer playing.

I read today's Post and there were like think 6 articles on the Yankees, torre, ect. The JV team in NY that starts the JVCS (aka NLCS) on Wednesday had 2 stories.

On NESN 2 (aka ESPN) the lead story was "Will Joe be fired". The VLC (aka ALCS) starts later tonight and the Yankees still get more press.

I know every writer loves to kill the Yankees, but without the Yankees it seems they have nothing to write about. How many articles have you read describing how to fix the Yankees? Where are the articles how to fix the Padres, Dodgers, or Twins. What about the red or white sox. They underacheived this year, you do not hear about what they need to do, or about their manager getting fired. And if a manger needs to be fired it is Gullen.

People think that Yankee fans have this complex that we are better than all the other fans, well all the media does is talk, write about our team even when the season is over. No wonder Yankee fans have this reputation.

On a side note: I actually love all this coverage.

I love it! The NEWS will devote all their coverage to the Yankees and then Lupica will write that "it's a Mets town" showing just how stupid he is.

CoyoteYankee
10-10-06, 05:30 PM
You wouldn't feel bad for them if you saw they whooping it up when we lost Sat.

The Mets were whooping it up?

Squid
10-10-06, 07:03 PM
The Mets were whooping it up?

I didn't hear anything about that.

If they did, in fact, indulge in any whoopage, I could excuse it because they probably would have felt that their chances to win the WS had just improved with the departure of the AL favorites.

Squid
10-10-06, 07:13 PM
Oh, and the Tigers have my respect, even if they don't get past Oakland.

They won 95 games in, arguably, the toughest division in baseball, and despite their coasting/collapse in September, they were a fired up, energetic team in the ALDS.

I don't know if Rogers can keep it up through another start, much less long term. But they have some young pitchers with talent and apparently some cojones to go with it.

I booked a flight at 3 a.m. Saturday and flew to Detroit just in time to attend the final game. So I can tell you first-hand that their crowd was similarly fired up and energetic, hoping to raise the very old ghosts of what was once a great sports town.

Because they were so bad so recently, and because of their late-season cratering, I thought they were soft. I now think I was wrong.

bagger015
10-10-06, 07:29 PM
Some Tigers aren't happy:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2006-10-10-al-playoff-notes_x.htm

Tigers want your admiration

"We beat the Yankees, but instead of giving us credit, all we're hearing is how the Yankees blew up," Tigers closer Todd Jones (http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1860) says. "Now all of the national media is talking about is the Mets and how they'll win the World Series.


:nopity: :-surrende :snooze: I just love being a Yankee fan............More reading material for the off season...........not to mention a lot of laughs.........:roflmao:

Murcer1
10-10-06, 07:47 PM
I love it! The NEWS will devote all their coverage to the Yankees and then Lupica will write that "it's a Mets town" showing just how stupid he is.

Yeah, it's a Mets town...That's why the Yankees draw a million more fans than they do. Puhleeze!:-poke-:

4bronxbombers
10-10-06, 07:52 PM
The Mets were whooping it up?

Hell yeah. They had a big celebration as we were going down the toilet Sat. :( It pissed me off so I'm not rooting for them anymore.

4bronxbombers
10-10-06, 07:53 PM
I didn't hear anything about that.

If they did, in fact, indulge in any whoopage, I could excuse it because they probably would have felt that their chances to win the WS had just improved with the departure of the AL favorites.

I'll try to find where I read that and post it.

35Knucklecurve
10-10-06, 08:03 PM
I couldn't stand looking at the game on Saturday, so I turned on college football and lo and behold, they broke into that game to tell the world, "You should see what's happening in Detroit! The Yankees are about to be eliminated!!" "What happened to that billion dollar line-up?!" The announcers were giddy.

Everybody wants to see the mighty Yankees go down in flames - send the top dog home with his tail between his legs. What people fail to realize is that dog has gotten off the porch every year and it's great for the game and the ratings. All the Yankee/Detroit games were broadcasted at night (except for the rescheduled rainout....and that one would have been re-scheduled at night if they hadn't had to travel and then play on Friday). It's no secret why - that's prime time. People have no problem using the Yankees to generate revenue and then laugh when they get bounced. They wouldn't be laughing too long if there were no such team as the NY Yankees.

4bronxbombers
10-10-06, 08:07 PM
I couldn't stand looking at the game on Saturday, so I turned on college football and lo and behold, they broke into that game to tell the world, "You should see what's happening in Detroit! The Yankees are about to be eliminated!!" "What happened to that billion dollar line-up?!" The announcers were giddy.

Everybody wants to see the mighty Yankees go down in flames - send the top dog home with his tail between his legs. What people fail to realize is that dog has gotten off the porch every year and it's great for the game and the ratings. All the Yankee/Detroit games were broadcasted at night (except for the rescheduled rainout....and that one would have been re-scheduled at night if they hadn't had to travel and then play on Friday). It's no secret why - that's prime time. People have no problem using the Yankees to generate revenue and then laugh when they get bounced. They wouldn't be laughing too long if there were no such team as the NY Yankees.

Very very true! :clap:

Sam18
10-10-06, 08:09 PM
Todd Jones is 100% right.

Squid
10-10-06, 08:11 PM
All the Yankee/Detroit games were broadcasted at night (except for the rescheduled rainout....and that one would have been re-scheduled at night if they hadn't had to travel and then play on Friday).

Just a nitpick, Game 4 was scheduled and played at 4 p.m.

I know, because after wandering the streets of Detroit for a while in my Munson jersey, I got the added joy of watching the Mets clinch their NLDS on TV.

CoyoteYankee
10-11-06, 11:23 AM
Hell yeah. They had a big celebration as we were going down the toilet Sat. :( It pissed me off so I'm not rooting for them anymore.

Seriously? That surprises me and sours me if that's true. If you could find where you saw that I would appreciate it.

stephsamps
10-11-06, 01:04 PM
Seriously? That surprises me and sours me if that's true. If you could find where you saw that I would appreciate it.

I am pretty sure they had the celebration because they swept the Dodgers... I doubt we were really on their mind.

Eldee5
10-11-06, 01:12 PM
I don't have a link for this but yesterday on M&MD, Mike had mentioned that a number of the Mets' front office guys were the ones high fiving each other when the Yankees were eliminated. I don't think Mets' players were the ones celebrating the Yankees' loss.

CoyoteYankee
10-11-06, 02:21 PM
I am pretty sure they had the celebration because they swept the Dodgers... I doubt we were really on their mind.

I hope so. I like the Mets team and would hate to think that they did something that unclassy. The Mets fans I'm sure celebrated the Yankees demise but I would be surprised to find out that the players celebreated it.

4bronxbombers
10-11-06, 02:24 PM
I hope so. I like the Mets team and would hate to think that they did something that unclassy. The Mets fans I'm sure celebrated the Yankees demise but I would be surprised to find out that the players celebreated it.

I heard it again last night on YES. I'll look for it. I might have to go on the Mets website though. :scared:

Squid
10-11-06, 04:41 PM
There's something on the Mets site about fans at Dodger Stadium celebrating the Yankees' elimination before NLDS Game 3, but I found nothing at all about the Mets themselves doing any celebrating.