This is bad. Really frickin' bad. And you know who's at fault here?
Not Rajai Davis - his job is to play baseball, which he's...at least not horrible at.
Not his agent - sure, there's some media training in order here that clearly has never been provided, but I'm sure the kid isn't exactly being attacked by an army of reporters on a regular basis.
No, my friends, the fault here rests with the completely incompetent NBC Bay Area news team. Raj, you were assigned a two-minute segment. You had all of batting practice to record a scripted monologue and find one player who could actually complete phrases like "Last time they swept us, but that's in the past" or "Today we just need to go out there and play ball." ....THAT'S IT.
And this crap is seriously what you, as a professional reporter, came up with? I can't believe MSM even tries to argue that bloggers can't "report" on sports because of their lack of access, when THIS is apparently what access gives. Awful...just awful.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Posted by sportsb*tch at 7:07 PM