Wednesday, December 20, 2006

DiGiovanna Out-snips Gurnick

From the L.A. Times' "Angels Q&A" column by Mike DiGiovanna:

Q: Why does the Los Angeles Times print so many more stories about the Dodgers? I hate the Dodgers. I'd prefer that The Times only write about the Angels.

Rob Simpson

A: Haven't discussed this with my sports editor, Rob, but my guess is that since the Dodgers draw more than 3 million fans annually, garner solid television ratings, have won five World Series titles in Los Angeles, have one of the game's greatest broadcasters in Vin Scully and are located in the heart of the paper's circulation area, which happens to be the second-largest market in the U.S., we might want to drop a few paragraphs about them into The Times every now and then.

Who would have thought writing about multimillionaires playing a child's game could make one so jaded?


Anonymous said...

Might have something to do with the team actually being in, you know, Los Angeles and stuff.

I'm guessing "Rob Simpson" is either 14 or insane -- or both, a not uncommon combination.

Orel said...

But the Angels have "Los Angeles" in their name, doesn't that count for something?

Funny thing is, the Times actually devotes more space to whichever team is winning more.