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Monday, June 07, 2004

The 'EEI Hype Machine: The Cowardly Lion

I am so glad Dennis and Callahan were worried about how to keep Derek Lowe's confidence up now that he has had a decent (?) outing; while suggesting and developing various strategies the Sox can employ to make sure that happens. I am so glad someone is working on that problem because I am sure Terry Francona and his staff are much to busy working on Caesar Crespo's baserunning.

Every day, the droids at 'EEI sway with the speed of a well-oiled weather vane - one day Theo is a genius, and the next, the franchise is going to hell in a handbasket because somebody got caught in a rundown or a starter got whipped for six runs. And yet, the wailing and gnashing is done behind the backs of Sox players and management: 'EEI has access like no other media outlet, and yet their interviewers wimp out with softball/puffball questions whenever they interview to players or management.

It's all about projecting disasters, exaggeration, hyperbole, and excitement folks - that's what generates interest, listeners, ratings, and ultimately, ad dollars.

Now what I want you all to do right now is to get up out of your chairs, go to the window, stick your head out, and shout at the top of your lungs, "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Where's the great Peter Finch when we really need him.