Heath Bell Blasts ESPN

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IApril 15, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Heath Bell #21 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the New York Mets in the ninth inning during opening day at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea stadium as the Mets home field.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

If you haven't read this or seen it on the San Diego Union Tribune's website, you need to.

Padres' closer Heath Bell was a tad turned off by ESPN's Baseball Tonight and wasn't afraid to voice his displeasure.

Among his rant, here was just a few things he said:

“I truly believe ESPN only cares about promoting the Red Sox and Yankees and Mets—and nobody else,” said the closer, a former Met. “That's why I like the MLB Network, because they promote everybody. I'm really turned off by ESPN and "Baseball Tonight." When Jake Peavy threw eight and one-third innings on Saturday, they showed one pitch in the third inning and that was it. It's all about the Red Sox, Yankees and Mets.”

Well done Heath!

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