Getting Right Down To It. I’ve only got one issue on my mind this morning …
SKEETERS WIN FIRST TIME IN SECOND GAME, 10-1, BUT DRAW CLOSED EYES FROM THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE.
Yesterday I complained that the Houston Chronicle gave the new Sugar Land Skeeters the short stick by not including a box score with their report on the club’s first Opening Day of all time. Excuse me for once again underestimating the passive aggressive guile of this city’s only major daily “news” rag.
Today the Chronicle far exceeded their first slight of the Skeeters by not even reporting on the club’s second game and first win, a 10-1 victory over the same York (PA) Revolution on Friday that had used Thursday to defeat Sugar Land, 3-2.
For those who missed the game and did not watch the 10 o’clock Friday night news on Channels 2, 11, or 13, here’s a link to the game report on Atlantic League Game 2 for the (1-1) Skeeters:
If I somehow missed the story in spite of three slow searches of every page in the Saturday Sports Section, if the story in my copy of the Saturday Chronicle was somehow preempted at the last minute in favor of a few more used car ads, if the Chronicle somehow included the Friday night Skeeters game report in a special dedication section that never made it into my copy of the Saturday paper, – if any of these things or others beyond my ability to conceive of them did occur to negate the validity of my current charge that the Chronicle simply ignored the Skeeters in their second game, I do sincerely apologize.
Otherwise, Houston Chronicle, please step forward and either amend or explain your apparent lack of a consistent active plan to cover the games of the Sugar Land Skeeters. This is baseball, people.- You must either cover the professional every day, or else, ignore it altogether and let the readers know that you don’t really follow the games the fans really care about.
You covered the Dynamo soccer team play their way into the public coffers for a new downtown stadium – and they started out as a sport that hardly any of us older Americans ever played or watched – and now you can’t spare the used-car-ad space to even print the score of last night’s Skeeters baseball game?
C’mon Chronicle Management. Hire a baseball beat writer and put him or her on the Sugar Land coverage on an everyday basis. If you can’t find anyone else, hire me and I’ll do it for you. – You could do a lot worse. I’ve been around the block with Houston baseball so may times the corners are round.
Have a nice weekend, everybody. And save this Skeeters website link so you can get the Saturday night game score on Sunday morning.
EXTRA PHOTOS FROM THE SKEETERS’ OPENING DAY, 4/26/12 ….