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Yankees ban ESPN from conference calls

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ny-spbest255430783oct25,0,4931358.story

    Well, that's nice. Anybody know what Zillo's real reason for this move is?
     
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It's in the lede.

    The move was in retaliation for the network violating rules covering last week's call on which it was announced Joe Torre had turned down a contract offer.
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    OK, let me restate: Anybody know what Zillo's real reason is?
     
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    "If the only dialogue ESPN is going to give me is that, 'We are going to do whatever we want to do,' it leaves me with very few alternatives," Yankees media relations director Jason Zillo told Newsday. "I don't take any pride in stiff-arming people. That is not how I like to do business."
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The more I think about it, the more I think that quote deserves an O RLY? pic. But I've decided to be nice this week. :D
     
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure Buster Olney can get what he needs to do his job without conference calls.
     
  7. Agreed. Personally, I hate conference calls.
     
  8. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    ESPN needs to be told NO and FUCK OFF a time or two.
     
  9. Especially since they looked like idiots for leading into the call with a graphic saying it was about Torre signing a new deal.
     
  10. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    That's the Yankees telling you to just go ahead and fuck yourself ESPN.
     
  11. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    The best part about it was when they aired the call, which included the automated instructions on how to ask a question and then the hosts leading the reporters through it. I thought that was incredibly awkward, especially since the first two times they went to the reporter to ask a question, nobody said anything.

    Good for the Yankees.
     
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    You don't take pride in stiff-arming people? Unless they're Joe Torre. ::)
     
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