Congrats, SF Giants and fans. Your team has captured the national sports spotlight as the "Comeback Kids." Two World Series in a couple of years. Impressive.
That's the good news, (in lieu of a series win over the Detroit Tigers).
The bad news: The Giants virtual control of the local media and press corps will only be tightened. That's not something that portends well.
A few media figures have noticed.
From a strictly fan standpoint, this means nothing. The booster club is delirious and the avatars on social media are beaming with orange and black logos. The Chamber of Commerce can't wait for the first Fox blimp shot. Willie Brown has already secured his VIP seats. Ed Lee and Gavin Newsom will be holding court at Balboa.
Larry Baer, Giants President, has already begun counting the cash and I'm sure has a "dynamic pricing" plan in store for 2013. La, la, la...and KTVU, the local Fox aff, is so happy they're seriously considering dynamic coverage. Just try this time not sending Debra Villalon to away games in Detroit.
*The KSFO Morning Show continues to bring forth unintended chuckles, this time the dynamic duo of Melanie Morgan and Brian SussMAN! proclaiming Mitt Romney the winner in Monday's third and last presidential debate. Even the tools on Fox News, (minus Chris Wallace), proclaimed President Obama the clear winner, which he cleary was, Mitt stratagy or not, (of holding serve.)
Some background: Only the most ludicrous goofs said Obama won the first debate. He didn't. He was catatonic, tired and looked as if he was bored. We all said that, the pundits on MSNBC, HuffPost, me included.
It's called a reality check. It also deals with credibility, remember that word? So it would figure that when Romney is nailed like he was last night, (and ever so slightly in the second debate), the legitimate right-wing press would call it Obama's night and such was the case on Monday. And they did.
All but little old KSFO, surprise.
The SussMAN; he of the "Libs"; the mad scientist that refutes all aspects of some legitimate global warming, said Romney was the clear winner. "He , (Obama), looked angry.", offered Suss, who never met a caucasian truck driver in Martinez he didn't like.
Melanie Morgan, who plays to the microphone and clearly has a twinkle in her eye, (translation: Mel is performing some of the time and sort of gets it), even suggested it wasn't Obama's night. Uh, the nation, even Roger Ailes begs to differ.
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