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ESPN: East Coast Sports Programming Network

So I'm watching ESPNEWS to see what Gammons has to say about the Bradley deal or get some kind of response from one of their "experts."

What do I get instead? I get ESPNEWS teasing a story reported in the New York Post, one of the most ridiculously inaccurate tabloids in the country, that the Yankees are pursuing Nomar Garciaparra to play first base. Yeah, that's right. It's not even a done deal, and they lead their baseball coverage with a rumor. Not only that, but they have their expert, Tim Kurkjian, chime in on the possibility of the Holy Trinity of shortstops now playing the infield for New York.

When they finally get to the Bradley deal, they incorrectly report that the A's traded Antonio Perez and a minor leaguer to get Bradley. They didn't even get the deal correct. They also didn't bother to have anybody comment on it.

Ladies and gentlemen, can we please just change the name of ESPN to the East Coast Sports Programming Network? If Fox Sports was smart, they'd start a sports network aiming to capture West Coast sports fans. And if ESPN didn't have Gammons, Neyer and Bob Ley, they would officially be dead to me. They're also making the brilliant move of making all their intelligent commentators specific to "insiders."

It's enough to make your stomach turn.