Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Hilarious article from Neil Best in today's Newsday about the whole ESPN- Yankees on going feud. The Yankees decided to lift the ban on the call and ESPN agreed to air the talk on ESPN Radio on tape delay. Everything was going great until they got to the part where the phone number for the call was supposed to be edited out. The problem? They forgot to edit it out.....
The Yankees yesterday lifted their ban on ESPN dialing into team conference calls, after punishing the network for violating guidelines when it aired live an Oct. 18 call about Joe Torre's departure.I've heard a few of these calls (not ESPN) through various avenues and let me pass along to all fans trying to log on. Don't. They're so boring it's ridiculous. I'm betting you don't care about a reporter from the Peoria Press asking 20 questions in a row just because Joe Giradi was born there.
Alas, things still went awry. ESPN carried the Joe Girardi call on a delay on radio and ESPNEWS, but it failed to edit out a reference to the phone number for the call, prompting some fans to try to call in.
Also, way to gain that trust back ESPN.
ESPN does a number on Yanks' call (Newsday)