ESPN New York has launched as of Midnight Friday morning and I have to say I am impressed thus far. I have to admit that I have been way down on watching ESPN since they have decided to use the Mets as a punching bag overthe past few seasons. However, this website may draw me back to ESPN’s MLB coverage. I do sometimes get sick of hearing Mitch Williams talk about the Phillies on MLBN, so you never know, maybe a switch to ESPN is in the cards. I don’t know if I can watch the actually channel again but I definitely think this site will be something I look at everyday.
ESPN was very smart in acquiring veteran New York writers instead of hiring newbies that do not know what they are talking about. All New York teams are covered obviously but I will focus on just their Mets section. Writing in the Mets section are Adam Rubin, formerly of the Daily News, Andrew Marchand, formerly of the Post and Rich Coutinho, who has been covering the Mets since 1984 with ABC, WFAN and ESPN. I like each of these guys and will be actively on the site. Adam already has up a preview of the club and a preview of the Marlins series. I hope that these guys can be regulars on TV giving us astute NY baseball knowledge on the tube.
I am very excited we live in such an age where site like Metsblog.com and this ESPN NY site almost take us inside the locker room. These sites give us first hand information just as it happens, we get all the information to help us become one of the smartest fan bases in all of sports so I thank all of you writers and bloggers out there for helping me learn more and more about my favorite pastime and team.