I'll preface this complaint by saying that I am aware that the Home Run Derby is an exhibition within an exhibition that masquerades as something meaningful.......so who really cares.
ESPN's coverage of Adrian's Derby ABs was a complete joke. It was an uneventful performance that only lasted a shade under five minutes and you wouldn't have even known he was batting ifBerman hadn't stopped yapping his gums 35 seconds into Adrian's AB.
Now if Adrian had started hitting some bombs perhaps the whole Jack Buck Love Fest / "St. Louis Cardinal Nation" History Lesson would have been brought to an end but here's my issue:
Joe Buck told a national audience that Adrian Gonzalez IS the best player you've never heard of and how he couldn't wait to watch him.....and then spent the next 5 minutes looking at the ESPN Desk waxing poetic about the Cardinal's rich history in the Midwest. Anyone on ESPN will also tell you that Adrian IS the best player you've never heard of.......yet they never took the opportunity to talk about him in front of a captive audience.
I'm not really surprised but what a fu@*ing joke!
I'll work on obtaining some email addresses if anyone is inclined to fire off some complaints.
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