ESPN Ombudsman has charts for those curious about east coast baseball bias
- Also from her report, 8/15/08: "In 2005, ESPN signed a reported $2.4 billion contract for an MLB rights package, extending through 2013. The price tag insured that the top priority in selecting games for telecast would be ratings...
- To my mind, if there is collusion at ESPN across platforms and programs,
- it is in the creation, maintenance and promotion of superstars with the potential
- for crossover appeal among diehard and casual fans and followers