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Friday, March 14, 2014

MLB Network: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!

Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch in the 1976 movie Network just before his death, was mad as hell and he wasn't going to take it anymore.  He was the mad prophet of the airways and when he wanted to quit he was reminded of his importance by the network chief executive: because you're on television, dummy.

All three major American team sports (baseball, football, basketball) have a powerful professional league, which has two powerful media forms: television network and website.

How much are our views of those sports are influenced by the leagues themselves?

Is A-Rod suspended from the MLB Network or does he have to start A-Rod Network to get equal time?  Sunday, January 12, 2014

Yesterday former MLB player Harold Reynolds was all for MLB commissioner Allan Huber "Bud" Selig on the MLB Network.  See the thread there?  Reynolds works for Selig...

How objective are any of the people identified as working for the MLB Network?  That includes writers and announcers.

Should Alex Rodriguez start his own network, the A-Rod Network?  Could he find former players more sympathetic to his situation?  Writers?  Announcers?
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Peter Finch as Howard Beale
Does Bud Selig personally hand out paychecks at the MLB Network?  Saturday, February 8, 2014

He might as well.  It might as well be called the Buddy Network.  Since there's no A-Rod Network, it's no wonder that all the commentary is pro-Selig and anti-Rodriguez...

Selig's TV network employees, who had formerly worked in the players division of Selig's company, were unanimous, as they always are, that their boss was right.
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So whatever your baseball beef, maybe you should get mad as hell.  Maybe you should go to your window, open it up and scream:

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!

Are they screaming in Cooperstown?

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