Oh No Sean Casey Is Out For The Red Sox Games In Tokyo?!?!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I really have to thank ESPN for alerting me and the rest of the world to Red Sox first baseman Sean Casey's injury that will leave him on the bench in Tokyo. I mean what would have happened if I didn't change my fantasy lineup in time?!? That really does need to be one of your top stories of the day (click for larger).....

What's that? He's a backup and probably wasn't going to care anyway??? Who the hell cares! A Red Sock is injured!!! What's that? It's because he slept wrong on the plane and hurt his neck??? Umm......

(Thanks to JS for the screencaps)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:28 PM


This is only slightly less ridiculous than the SportsCenter "Farewell to Yankee Stadium" segments.

Willmott said...
Mar 24, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

This is ridiculous: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview0lumns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3308572
As a Red Sox fan this stuff almost makes me want them to start losing again. Almost...

Justin said...
Mar 24, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

technically, Sean Casey is a "Red Sox" not a "Red Sock." strange but true

Doug the Punter said...
Mar 24, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

...so there won't be a live-blog for tomorrow's "season opener" on ESPN2? Is Mike & Mike gonna do PbP from their radio studio?

Mar 24, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

the other day when they lost to the a's in japan the main blurb on that side panel was 'ortiz goes deep in japan exhibition' with the little one next to it of 'oakland wins'
oakland winning the game was less important than a homerun

BackBergtt said...
Mar 24, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

Not defending ESPN, but it is a slow news day. However, I do believe that Curtis Granderson's injury is a little more impactful. Mike Georger, of course, we're also talking about a network that only shows Tiger Woods highlights for a tournament he didn't win.

J.J. said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:00:00 PM  

We should just drop a nuke on New England.

GMoney said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  
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Mar 24, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

I saw that, mike. I think we've heard every aspect of the Red Sox trip to Japan, down to Dustin Pedroia's affinity for heated toilet seats.

Mar 24, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  
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Sam said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

Just a slight OT- Mike Tirico upped his dick-ness quotient today, when he actually said he wasn't a fan of Stephen Curry's name being pronounced "Stef-an". WTF? Who the hell is he to criticize how someone pronouces their name?
BTW, I'm changing the pronunciation of my name. From now on, it'll be pronounced "Mike Tirico is a dickwad". It'll still be spelled the same, though.

UnHoly Diver said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

Mike georger,
The Red Sox were not playing the A's that day. They were playing Japanese team and the A's were also playing a Japanese team. So, the Red Sox won their game and the A's won theirs. I know that ESPN is ridiculous, but at least know what you are talking about what you write something.

Sam said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

Has ESPN even acknowledged that the Colorado Rockies are still in major league baseball this year? I mean, they went to the World Series and everything. Oh, but Johan Santana gave up three hits in two innings of Spring Training baseball for a team that didn't even make the playoffs last year. That's top story material.

J.J. said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

Shawon Dunston, Chone Figgins & Shjon Podein might disagree with your pronunciation quibble, bruce.

Anonymous said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:27:00 PM  

Baseball is gay. The Red Sox make me ill. Espn sucks.

Mar 24, 2008, 6:45:00 PM  

sam my bad i thought they were playing each other (obviously). i was so irritated by it i didnt read the article. that would explain it though

BackBergtt said...
Mar 24, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

I can understand that Mike! As life long Red Sox fan, all this over top coverage of the Sox is driving even me crazy. It is like the A's are not even in Japan.

Sam said...
Mar 24, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

I'll be up at 3:00am pacific time expecting to see an a great game and lots of coverage for this highly important baseball game in late March. I mean, it's not like there's anything else that's going on this month, right? (In case you couldn't figure it out, I'm being sarcastic here.)

Ryan Drescher said...
Mar 24, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

the coverage is completely over the top yes, but everything on the side bar on the main page after IOC using 'silent diplomacy' was on there last night, so other than the Nowitzki injury (which was also from the night before and was just bumped with more info), it was the only recent news.

Regardless, it's ESPN, the order of the news on their main page is like the 653rd problem you should have with their operation.

Mar 24, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

could be worse... at least it wasn't alex cora making the headlines...


Anonymous said...
Mar 24, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

Hank Steinbrenner speaks the truth

Mar 25, 2008, 3:52:00 AM  

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