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Media Bias Rampant in All-Star Game Final Vote for Yasiel Puig

July 9th, 2013 at 4:27 PM
By Cody Fields

The media, particularly ESPN, is at it again, pushing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig over Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote. Dan Le Betard and Bomani Jones had this golden exchange on ESPN2's Highly Questionable.

Jones is at least correct in that Major League Baseball will find a way, for some reason, to get Puig in the game, even though the guy has a month-long MLB career.

What they get wrong is that not everyone wants to watch him. Some people actually want to watch the proven best players in baseball, not the guy who flips his bat after hitting a single that's only been up for 33 games.

What Le Betard gets more wrong is that when he talks about getting Puig in the game illegally, he says, "Even if they have to put nine players on the field."

That's just too telling of how ESPN treats baseball now. News flash: baseball teams do have nine players on the field.

Tags: All-Star Game, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, ESPN, Final Vote, MLB, Yasiel Puig

One Response to “Media Bias Rampant in All-Star Game Final Vote for Yasiel Puig”

  1.  Paul Lane Sabres 101 says:

    People want to be entertained at this meaningless game. Puig will entertain. Most people who don’t follow the Braves have never heard of Freddie Freeman. Puig = ratings. Freeman = who’s that?

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