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Devoting coverage to SI’s coverage of how sick people are of all the coverage devoted to the Yankees and Red Sox. …great, now I’m part of the problem…
The New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and their rivalry are ridiculously over-hyped and over-covered by the sports media. I may have mentioned this in the past. Ted Keith takes a look at this in his latest mailbag - aptly titled “Addressing Yankees-Sox fatigue, Pirates’ promising start and more“. Ah irony. A discussion about how over saturated the media is with Yankees/Red Sox coverage… and then maybe something about other teams later in the mailbag.
Keith addresses a letter about the excessive coverage of the Yankees and Red Sox by explaining how popular the two teams are and then finishes up with this request…
“If you’re not a fan of the Yankees or Red Sox, do you find yourself watching games that they play and/or reading stories about them anyway? Or do you consider them overhyped and try at all costs to ignore them? I’ll try and print some of the responses in next week’s Mailbag”
…you’re an evil, evil man Ted Keith.
Next email? More Yankees and Red Sox!
“It looks like the Rays, Jays and O’s have young teams on the rise. Do you see the Yankees and Red Sox becoming less relevant in the East for at least a little while?” asks a reader.
“the Red Sox are not only the most successful franchise of the past five seasons, but they’re the hottest team in baseball this year.” replies Keith.
Now I’m not a big-time SI sports reporter or anything Ted, but wouldn’t the hottest team in baseball this year be the Toronto Blue Jays? I mean they’re ahead of the Red Sox in the standings, have better offensive numbers, better pitching numbers, better fielding numbers and haven’t lost a series all year. Did I mention that they are ahead of the Red Sox in the standings? In the same division!
I don’t want to question your ability to measure the relative ‘hotness’ of baseball teams, I’m just saying that maybe being “the hottest team in baseball this year” should’ve gotten the Red Sox to first in their own division…