ESPN Praising The Name Of David Wright This Morning

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not that a Final Four of Cuba/Japan, Korea, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, wouldn't have drawn ratings, but ESPN has to thank their lucky stars for David Wright this morning. Wright hit a walk-off single, which sent the U.S. onto Los Angeles for the semifinals, and subsequently gave ESPN a huge ratings boom this weekend. Here's your highlight....

The U.S. and Venezuela play tonight for seeding on the MLB Network, but the semifinals will be on ESPN this weekend. If USA wins they'll be playing Saturday night at 9pm, if they lose their game will be 8pm on Sunday. The Finals are Monday night at 9:30pm.

Team USA Walks Off to Stay Alive in the WBC (The Sporting Blog)


At least now Davey Johnson can get some new players on the roster.

GMoney said...
Mar 18, 2009, 12:09:00 PM  

wow everyone's acting like the game actually means the players get paid if they win?

Mar 18, 2009, 12:11:00 PM  

Dissing the WBC has become like using Twitter; it is trendy and everyone wants to do it.

Truth is the WBC has given us some good baseball games, which are more entertaining than what spring training offers.

I am in favor of the WBC and hope it continues in the future.

Kevin McGuire said...
Mar 18, 2009, 12:59:00 PM  

I agree completely with Kevin.
The ESPN analysts have been talking about how know one cares about the WBC or is following it.

If ESPN would air the games on the main networks, rather than Deportes, after all the advertising they did, then I think more people would care.

Also, they keep citing the fact that the Marlins and Blue Jays' stadiums are half full, but the fans in those areas don't even go to regular season games. If the games were in NY or any other large baseball market, then the games would be an event.

Bazooka Jones said...
Mar 18, 2009, 1:22:00 PM  

This is why Jeter's always first to congratulate, looks like Wrights going to blow him.

Frank said...
Mar 18, 2009, 1:24:00 PM  

I'm going to have to agree with Kevin as well. I quite like the games though I think with the NBA playoff push and March Madness there isn't much interest in the WBC. If it were in November or something like that I think it would be better. Here's a vid I saw about the WBC,

Skilax87 said...
Mar 18, 2009, 1:32:00 PM  

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