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What’s the point of this “story”?

It’s no wonder why many athletes aren’t fans of the media. They stir the pot at times when it’s not necessary. Case in point this “story” by Greg Wyshynski:

The Golden Knights have been playing well, and Lehner, as the writer himself admitted, has been doing the job in the crease. Yet the writer chooses to question team management’s decision to keep starting Lehner when the goal of the game is TO WIN. Like it or not, pro sports is often about “what have you done for me lately?” and if Lehner has been outplaying Fleury, shouldn’t the team continue to keep going with the hot hand?

And of course it seems like the media often plays the second-guessing game and if, say, Fleury played because of sentimental reasons and Vegas got eliminated in the early rounds, those same writers would likely be criticizing the team anyway.

Honestly, this ESPN “story” shouldn’t even have been written. What’s the point? I mean, other than stirring things up?

The K.P. Wee Podcast: Fred Claire

Former LA Dodger GM Fred Claire joins this episode to talk about his friendships in the game and his time with the Dodgers. Check out Fred’s book, “Extra Innings,” on Amazon — all net proceeds to go City of Hope for cancer research.

The K.P. Wee Podcast: Debbie Antonelli

ESPN and CBS basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli joins the podcast in this episode to talk about her career on the mic.

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Podcast Episode 5: Broadcaster Chris King

In Episode 5 of The K.P. Wee Podcast, Minor League Baseball broadcaster Chris King stops by to chat life in the minor leagues.

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The K.P. Wee Podcast: Episode 4 with Charlie Blaney

In Episode 4 of The K.P. Wee Podcast, California League president Charlie Blaney chats about how he got into baseball and offers tips to students and others on how to “get into the game.”

The California League is an eight-team circuit in Minor League Baseball, and Blaney is in his seventh decade in professional sports.