The Yankees Lift The ESPN Conference Call Ban, But The Leader Botches It Again

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hilarious article from Neil Best in today's Newsday about the whole ESPN- Yankees on going feud. The Yankees decided to lift the ban on the call and ESPN agreed to air the talk on ESPN Radio on tape delay. Everything was going great until they got to the part where the phone number for the call was supposed to be edited out. The problem? They forgot to edit it out.....

The Yankees yesterday lifted their ban on ESPN dialing into team conference calls, after punishing the network for violating guidelines when it aired live an Oct. 18 call about Joe Torre's departure.

Alas, things still went awry. ESPN carried the Joe Girardi call on a delay on radio and ESPNEWS, but it failed to edit out a reference to the phone number for the call, prompting some fans to try to call in.
I've heard a few of these calls (not ESPN) through various avenues and let me pass along to all fans trying to log on. Don't. They're so boring it's ridiculous. I'm betting you don't care about a reporter from the Peoria Press asking 20 questions in a row just because Joe Giradi was born there.

Also, way to gain that trust back ESPN.

ESPN does a number on Yanks' call (Newsday)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:02 PM


Yeah ... with very few exceptions, conference calls and press conferences are the most boring things ever. It amazes me that these get televised/aired and that people watch.

gilbert said...
Oct 31, 2007, 4:58:00 PM  

Hey, the Peoria Press is a fantastic publication.

MWerner said...
Oct 31, 2007, 5:33:00 PM  

Saying these calls are boring is giving boring a bad name. We used to have a local radio yokel here who would replay the conference calls he was involved in and holy Jebus; it was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Bruce said...
Oct 31, 2007, 7:09:00 PM  

ESPN or the Yankees? Tough one. This reminds me of the whole Rosie/Donald flap. What side do you pick?

Mac G said...
Nov 1, 2007, 12:53:00 AM  

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