“Parker (W), Doolittle (SV), Cespedes (HR) — all rookies. Instrumental in defeating the
#Yankees and their $209,792,900 payroll.”
And the personal favorite:
#Yankees just paid $78,167 for that A-Rod flyout to end the inning.”
Why not focus on the real story? A hot A’s team has won three straight with brilliant young pitching. Isn’t that enough of a great story without pulling out the old Goliath Syndrome? Like, whatever, dude. For a supposed journalist like Pratt, this is a chance to build up the drama. Painting the team you are covering like they are the pathetic underdogs is one way to build the story. For those of us that have read the story, the David story is compelling, isn’t it? Look! He toppled the giant.
In case anyone has not noticed, there is a lot of money floating everywhere in baseball. The sport is rolling in the dough with its television deals, its merchandising arm and the success of the MLB Network.…