Over my almost quarter century masking New York sports activities, my focus has been principally sports activities media and baseball. The media in New York has a fame of being large and dangerous, and it’s typically cited as one thing to take care of when gamers, coaches and managers transfer to considered one of our groups. Whereas New York is greater than different markets, it’s not essentially badder.
Regardless of the scale or angle of any market, good leaders know learn how to make their relationship with a metropolis’s reporters an asset fairly than an impediment. On the very least, they’ll make the media extra impartial. That effort facilities round being trustworthy and open. In the long run, it additionally offers a tiny window into how a supervisor or coach treats his gamers.
Present Time: I’m mentioning this now as a result of Buck Showalter is a grasp at coping with the media. After the Mets’ epic seven-run ninth-inning comeback win over the Phillies final Thursday, it struck me that Showalter, within the post-game, playfully chided the writers, “Did you must rewrite?”
It was baseball humor, born of expertise. The ending of the sport was wonderful, however it’s a author’s nightmare for the angle to modify so rapidly, and so late. An preliminary story is due for many beat women and men on the conclusion of the sport. And Showalter was there to good-naturedly joke about it.