Because Daily may be setting expectations too high in the final flickering days of the postseason. Be grateful for whatever Dumps may come your way.
29 of the 60 newspapers that covered at least some games in the regular season do not have a reporter at the World Series, including of course the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, and the Contra Costa Times (the latter three functioning as one paper for this purpose). I don't think this is the end of the world....I'm sure SuSlu would have given us an interesting Swisher anecdote or two if she were there, but if your team isn't in the playoffs, I don't think your beat reporter has to be there either. Selig disagrees:
“It’s a manifestation of what’s happening in America,” Bud Selig, the baseball commissioner, said Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series. “I’m saddened by it. I think newspaper coverage over the years has enabled us to succeed much more than a lot of people understand so for me this is a very, very unhappy development.”
You might think with all that extra space in the press box, there would be extra tickets for Yankee fans who spent days camping out before the first two games, but no. I was drawn to this AP video by the guy in the furry trooper hat who really looks like something out of the Onion News Network, but then when I watched it I was struck by the guy at :19 in wearing a camo jacket and.... an A's cap. Who wears an A's cap to camp out for Yankees tickets? Is he a mole? A ticket scalper? Was he planning to leap from his seat onto the field and strip down to his green-and-gold underpants and taunt Bud Selig? Sadly, we'll never know since he did not get tickets.
And I'm sorry, but centaurs are way lamer than unicorns and Mark Ellis would never in a million billion years do that. Plus if the ladies' principal impression is the art on your wall, you're doing something wrong.
The lede to this story will bring a tear to your eye:
Sitting in rocking chairs on the back porch, sipping beers, the three friends would talk about it: What if we could all play in the World Series someday?
Here is a shocking story of possible cheating at a high-profile tournament.....a high-profile Sudoku tournament that may have been scammed by a mysterious guy in a hoodie.
And the latest speculation (no new facts that I can see) on the territorial rights to San Jose.