Thursday, April 02, 2009
Steve Phillips took a spin "On The DL" today, and while there are interesting discussions about his time as a GM and his new gig on Sunday Night Baseball, he finally addresses those annoying fake press conferences he and ESPN put together.
"I’m kind of used to people throwing stones. It doesn’t bother me even a little bit. And so when that happened I thought, ‘what a creative, unique way to talk about issues and topics and teams and needs and strengths and weaknesses in a way that’s different. You could sit in front of a camera and do it as a talking head and it would work and people would get something out of it. But I thought it was a creative way to do it.I guess he does have a point there. We complain about the same old boring segments all the time, and ESPN should get credit for trying something different. With that said, that was by far the stupidest segment ever created, and should never be tried again....ever.
“I actually thought they should do it again. Even though people criticized it, it was creative and different and why not take those kinds of chances when, you know, what’s the risk, really? I guess for some people it’s credibility but I didn’t look at it that way from my perspective or from the reporter’s perspective either.”
Steve Phillips Talks About Being the GM of both the Mets and ESPN On the DL (On The DL)
(Photo via the funniest post ever at The Sports Hernia)
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