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32nd&Wallace
08-25-2005, 05:20 PM
No media bias here. AP headline after today's win:

White Sox waste Garland's try for 17

But Perez hits game-winning single in 10th to beat Twins

MIgrenade
08-25-2005, 05:22 PM
Sounds about right.

spiffie
08-25-2005, 05:33 PM
Add to this the Eastcoast SPorts Network who headlines the game with "Hermanson blows third save in 34 chances"

Jjav829
08-25-2005, 05:38 PM
No media bias here. AP headline after today's win:

White Sox waste Garland's try for 17

But Perez hits game-winning single in 10th to beat Twins

:dunno:

I have no problem with that. The main story behind this game from a national perspective was Garland's attempt for his 17th win. He pitched well enough to get the win but the Sox blew it. That headline is about right.

CYGarland20
08-25-2005, 06:00 PM
:dunno:

I have no problem with that. The main story behind this game from a national perspective was Garland's attempt for his 17th win. He pitched well enough to get the win but the Sox blew it. That headline is about right. you are correct sir :cool:

IowaSox1971
08-25-2005, 06:26 PM
The "national perspective" should be on the wild-card race or the division race. If Garland was going for his 20th win, then I maybe could see that type of focus in the headline. The 17th win should not be the main focus of this story. The Twins are still a key contender in the wild card race, and this was a crucial loss for them. Also, this is a victory that puts pressure on Cleveland to win tonight or fall 9 games behind. The AP headline missed the mark by a mile.

DaleJRFan
08-25-2005, 06:35 PM
JG shut down the Twinks... Sox scored ONE freakin run... they did "spoil" his shot at 17.

Score some runs, dammit!!

Jjav829
08-25-2005, 06:38 PM
The "national perspective" should be on the wild-card race or the division race. If Garland was going for his 20th win, then I maybe could see that type of focus in the headline. The 17th win should not be the main focus of this story. The Twins are still a key contender in the wild card race, and this was a crucial loss for them. Also, this is a victory that puts pressure on Cleveland to win tonight or fall 9 games behind. The AP headline missed the mark by a mile.

That is the main story behind any game though. You can take any single game between now and the time any team is eliminated or clinches a playoff berth and say that the main focus of the story should be the playoff race. You're not going to make every single story's headline, "Sox win, Twins fall insert number games behind in AL Central," or "Twins lose, fall insert number games back in the Wild Card." That's the main focus of the rest of the season. But if you are talking about just today's game, the main story is Garland's attempt to tie Colon for the most wins in the AL. That's the main story and should lead any story.

Plus, we're not talking a game recap here. We're talking about an AP story. The AP does not analyze games and discuss the importance of a win or a loss. They present the facts and the facts in this case have to do with Jon Garland going for his AL tying 17th win, which he didn't get. If you're looking for an analysis of how this was a key game for the Sox, Twins or Indians, look to game recaps or newspaper articles, not the AP.

soxwon
08-25-2005, 06:49 PM
SOX ALMOST GET SWEPT!!!!!

But win 2 out of 3.

HotelWhiteSox
08-25-2005, 07:13 PM
ESPN: ChiSox blow ninth-inning lead, but win in 10 vs. Twins


If this were a Red Sox or Yankee game, it'd say "Questionable Umpiring Ties the Game, [insert team] No Problem Overcoming"