ESPN Should Change Their Name To "The Yankee Network"

Phil Bennett@philbennettContributor IApril 21, 2009

Okay so it's no secret that I am a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan...I'm proud of it. They are one of the most historic and successful franchises in baseball history. They have more championship rings that any other team except the Yankees. Their attendance totals finishes in the top 3 every year. They have a huge fan base.

The Cardinals just played four games (Sunday's game was rained out) at Wrigley Field and NONE of the games were on ESPN. It can be argued that this rivalry is the best in baseball. I agree that the Yankee/Red Sox rivalry has some serious history and I will admit that it is probably the most intense rivalry. But when ESPN doesn't carry the Cards and Cubs games played at Wrigley Field, I have to step up and say that something is really wrong with ESPN. What are they thinking?

Now I majored in Journalism and broadcasting, so I understand market share and all that crap. I understand the east coast/west coast bias based on population, but why not carry a few Cardinal games?

I guess I am going to pay the price for the baseball package and stop whining, but seriously, does ESPN think that the Yankees are the ONLY team in baseball? Am I the only one who thinks this way?

Drop me a comment if you think I am way off base. Be nice though...no need for vulgarity.

Peace,

Phil

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