Rob Parker of the Detroit News makes an excellent
point regarding the Tigers' bad start and how the
locals should respond to it: It's still baseball and
you should not let a rough start ruin a lifelong love
for a great game.
Then there are the Rockies who, unlike the Tigers, are
off to a nice start. Dave Krieger of the Rocky
Mountain News points out that while a good start is no
guarantee of a good season, if nothing else, it's more
fun to watch than a bad start.
Why was Fox News so popular during the recent Gulf War
III (the Iran-Iraq War is often called Gulf War I with
Desert Storm getting the GW II designation)? Because,
writes Mike Tierney of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they were openly rooting for the United States to triumph. And what does that have to
do with baseball? TBS decided to go with announcers
who were less identifiable with the Atlanta Braves
this season, in an effort to go with a more "national"
approach. Tierney believes TBS has blown it because
people feel the same way about their baseball
broadcasts as they do about their war coverage.
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