Wednesday September 14
Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers (ESPN 7PM) Sean McDonough, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe
New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners (ESPN 10PM) Dave O'Brien, Nomar Garciaparra
Thursday September 15
Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt:Cleveland @ Texas - 8PM]
Friday September 16
Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt:NY Yankees @ Toronto]
Saturday September 17
Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 1PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenley
Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox (FOX 4PM) TBA
New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves (FOX 4PM) TBA
Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers (FOX 4PM) Mario Impemba, Rod Allen - If Necessary
St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt:Texas @ Seattle]
Sunday September 18
Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox (WGNA 2PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone
Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox (TBS 1:30) Ernie Johnson, John Smoltz
St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN 8PM) Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, Bobby Valentine
The cubs suck. I could go on for 7 hours about that, but yes, 7 minutes about this on a TV broadcast is bad TV. That having been said, to excuse Castro for being a 21 year old and blah blah..... Wen I was 8, I didn't walk around the field looking around while the ball was being pitched. It's like when people said "That's just Manny being Manny...." RU effin kidding me? You are a PROFESSIONAL baseball player making millions of dollars. I coach little league and would lose my mind if my kids were doing that. But they don't because even as a volunteer coaching children, I am smarter than the cubs manager because I tell them, 'when you are on the field, watch the field....'
Less than 4 minutes to type, btw.
@JayPreuss and @stfu , I think you're failing to grasp that the main point of this is that Valentine spent SEVEN MINUTES on Castro's wrong(s). Right, you don't carry your ABs with you out onto the field (something more players are guilty of than they might let on, like Castro did here...). But everyone gets it, whether they've played baseball or haven't played a single out in their life because Bobby Valentine just drilled it into their ears for SEVEN MINUTES. If you think it was all necessary to drive the point home, then I guess that's your preference in learning the game/teaching the youth, but I think it was a bit excessive -- turn the page, Bobby.
@Packey@JayPreuss@stfu dude, the game is 3 hours long... you gotta talk about something.... also he was continually asked questions about it during that inning... maybe when you turn on the news they should just say, the economy is bad, ok next story... and remember just because you think 7 minutes is a VERY VERY long time, doesn't mean your woman does....
@DavidHerron@JayPreuss@stfu David, are you -- the heavy-set person playing a trumpet -- the woman in this scenario? Let me clarify for you that nobody here thinks "7 minutes is a VERY VERY long time" ... I think 7 minutes talking about Castro moping around the infield after a bad AB is a bit excessive. And I don't understand the whole "you gotta talk about something" logic that I hear all the time in defense of broadcasters overkilling topics or getting completely off-base. There's a baseball game, another pitch approximately every 10 seconds, unfolding right in front of them -- try talking about that. The whole Castro/player development bit could've been reasonably quashed after 2 minutes.
Did any of you guys on this site ever play baseball? Bobby V is exactly right and hopefully kids watching this learned that you don't carry your at-bats into the field. You guys are way off base on this one. As a high school coach myself, I would've pulled my player on the spot had he done that. There's no room for selfishness on the field.
You guys don't know where to draw the line between bad reporting and good. Calling players out like this is something we need more of. You're so eager to jump on someone that tries to prove a point with some conviction that your only recourse is to attempt to ridicule him hoping your followers will buy in.
This is why deadspin and it's wanna-be sites regularly leave a bad taste in my mouth, despite generally enjoying their unique brand of reporting. The only possible issue here is the length of the rant, but no way you can argue with what Valentine is saying.
Quade knows Valentine was right and probably saw that pathetic display in the field himself. That's why he didn't just say "who gives a fuck what Bobby Valentine has to say. I'm the coach, not him."
The kid still has a lot to learn, and to call Valentines rant "hackish" is off point.
I personally think Bobby was 100% correct, and what Castro was doing was immature and he hasn't yet learned the major league game. Just because the kid is a great hitter does it mean he knows the major league game, he has great potential to be an all around player but mistakes like these cannot happen. Your article also fails to mention the pitch in which Castro was facing the outfield, that is completely inexcusable and as far as Bobby as an analyst I like him you dont get the same old drab from non-baseball fan commentators that have programmed people to think they know baseball, I would rather listen to those that are former players and coaches.
@midnightgaming56 Ah, hello there, Bobby. Glad to see you've reached the 21st century. I think you'll find the internet can be a dangerous place, but a rewarding one if used correctly.
Well, they have to balance out the 45-minute knob slobbing they give Pedroia when the Red Sox are on SNB every other week somehow.