About 15 minutes into the show today, they pick their top 5 closers. The big fist-pump remains a requirement, and they give a nice piece of video on the current winner there--aims right into the tv camera every time. Of course that's Krod. Then they choose Joe Nathan. They're sensitive to the fact that he doesn't have as many multi-inning appearances as some others, so to throw you off that objection, they say, Nathan's a good bet because his team's really managing him well, he only pitched 5x in multi-innings last year, that's good, yeah. Then BJ Ryan. Fine. Then Billy Wagner, with video of a more violent delivery and their reference to his powerful fastball. Fine. Then they do a big hoopla about Hoffman, saying he's a sure bet because he's in a contract year so he should be really great even if he's a little older. That's their 5. Before going to another topic, Steve Phillips looks aside and says in effect there's Mariano Rivera, but he won't be pitching 3 days in a row this year, and Joe Torre only wants to use him for 3 outs. And to make sure he disappears, there's NO video of Mariano. This is what the passive baseball consumer buys as expert analysis. Karl Ravetch adds Papelbon will be returning as closer this year as well. End of discussion on game's closers on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. I'm just documenting another example of their bias. They're entitled to be biased, but no one should buy advertising to support them.