everyone knows it — espn has hard-on’s for the yanks, bosox, and mets… padres closer heath bell kinda agrees:
Media pitch Padres closer Heath Bell said ESPN isn’t giving the Padres enough credit. “I saw John Kruk on ‘Baseball Tonight,’ and he said, ‘They’re playing real well, but I don’t believe in them,'” Bell said before last night’s game. “And I saw ESPN’s promo for tonight’s game. They mention the Mets are opening Citi Field, they mentioned the starting time, but nowhere did they mention the Padres. That gave me the (expletive).”
Bell was just getting warmed up in his pregame commentary. “I truly believe ESPN only cares about promoting the Red Sox and Yankees and Mets – and nobody else,” said the closer, a former Met. “That’s why I like the MLB Network, because they promote everybody. I’m really turned off by ESPN and ‘Baseball Tonight.’ When Jake Peavy threw 8 1/3 innings on Saturday, they showed one pitch in the third inning and that was it. It’s all about the Red Sox, Yankees and Mets.” – [uniontribune]
gotta love how the padres spoiled the citi field opener… they got the first hit, homer, run, rbi, win, and save.
the bullpen, which was pure misery last year, is crazy right now — and we’re not blowing saves (not gonna mention any names…)!
and there was a friggin’ cat (not black) running along the backstop too…
off day today, go padres! (tomorrow)