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Friday, July 01, 2005

Overshadowed Oswalt

Brian Goff at The Sports Economist considers how the lack of media attention has diminished, at least from a national perspective, the understanding of the greatness of Roy Oswalt. Funny that Goff cites an earlier article from the Cincinnati Post, a town all too familiar with Roy O's talents, as the Wizard is 14-0 lifetime against the hometown Redlegs.

Unfortunately, the larger media markets, while not appropriately recognizing and/or hyping the talents of guys like smaller market stars like Oswalt and Cincinnati's own Adam Dunn, do manage to hype them up when free agency comes calling, attracting the big-market teams' fans' attention to the availability of a young, underrated star (see Carlos Beltran), and sadly (from the little guy's perspective, at least), the big-market teams end up breaking the bank to lock up the "unknown" stars. If only the Astros, Reds, Royals and Co. could keep the hype down for a few months post-arbitration eligibility, maybe the tunnel vision of Big City Media would blind Big Stein and Friends enough that they would not know to scratch a blank check to acquire the services of such talented young players.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pseudo-intellectual lunatic said...

nice blog
who did atlanta draft anywyas

Fri Jul 01, 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Jon Koncak, I believe.

Fri Jul 01, 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

"Cincinnati's own Adam Dunn," huh? Let's see: (1) Adam Dunn is from Houston; (2) Adam Dunn went to the University of Texas on a football scholarship; (3) Adam Dunn makes his offseason home a brief drive away from Houston; and (4) Adam Dunn has stated he wants to be an Astro. Yes, Adam Dunn is definitely an Ohioan. He'll be a 'Stro by August 1st.

Fri Jul 01, 01:17:00 PM  

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