Dgstan wrote: Can the West Coast finally get some respect?
Unfortunately no, unless you want to start your games at 5:30 PM in the evening. If it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't know much else about the Dodgers other than Manny Ramirez. While I'm not a baseball junkie, I follow sports pretty closely and I couldn't name 3 players from Oakland, Seattle, Arizona, San Francisco, San Diego and even the Angels. I don't know that it's a lack of respect for the west coast, more a lack of accessibility and apathy. If the two LA teams make the World Series, they will be available at a reasonable time for the rest of the country to watch and they will be acknowledged. Same goes for other sports, except NFL where all the games are at watchable times and to a lesser extent for the Pac 10 football teams that play in the afternoon. Games that start after 7:00 PDT get few eyes in the midwest and I would imagine even fewer on the biased and hated east coast.