If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it …

… does it make a sound?

That’s kind of the feeling I’ve been getting around here watching national media try to cover the World Series. There is a fair share of really good coverage, the best being MLB Network, which I have loved from Day One. But good lord, someone over at ESPN wake up and realize that a baseball championship is being celebrated.

I flipped on ESPN early this morning just to see how they were covering the Series after Game Four. And the simple answer: They weren’t.

Aside from the crawler at the bottom of the screen, there was no mention. Brett Favre’s ankle and chin got more coverage that the San Francisco Giants moving to within 27 outs of winning the club’s first title since 1954, and the first since moving from New York to San Francisco.

And depending on whom you listen to, more people in America watched football on Sunday night that they did baseball. The numbers for the Monday Night games were not available at the time I sat down to write this. However, I’d be willing to bet that ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast slaughtered the Title-clinching Giants-Rangers game. Pathetic.

I’m not sure how to read this. Has baseball truly taken a backseat to football and maybe even basketball in terms of popularity in America? Or is this just a case of the so-called “east-coast biased” that ESPN has been accused of over the years.

Listen, I understand that the Rangers-Giants series isn’t the one most people wanted to see. But the World Series should NOT be taking backseat to ANY Week Eight NFL news. Even if it is Brett Favre and his ankle and chin, and his games-started streak that seems to be in jeopardy. This is not the WNBA.

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