At Game 1 of the World Series: Overflow Media

If you think that there’s a pecking order for media in postseason, well, you’d be right. The BBWAA directs the process with writers that covers clubs daily getting a place, with outlets that have daily writers for the two clubs that are playing getting more slots.

So, where does everyone else go?

For AT&T Park, overflow media is parked far away from the comforts of the regular pressbox perched above home plate.

You’ll see us… We’re the green set of seats at the very top of the 300 level just off the third baseline from the foul pole. Who’s sitting here? Well, I’m parked next to ESPN’s Jim Caple and just to his left, SI.com’s Jon Heyman is taking it all in. To my right, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez is just now Tweeting away. A few rows even higher than I, Steve Phillips is perched.

We’re all exposed to the elements…. Now, it’s San Francisco and a balmy 62 at game time, but there’s clouds… every once in a while I keep thinking I feel a sprinkle. No one is griping, for heaven sake… it’s the World Series. But, it shows that for the writers, it is work. Even if it’s covering a kid’s game.

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Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for freelance and looks forward to your comments.

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Josh Wexler
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Josh Wexler

While I was reading this, I thought it was intended as sarcasm. But after reading the concluding sentences, I think he may be serious.

Did he actually just write a piece griping (and that’s what it is if this piece really is serious) that his job requires him to sit (for free, presumably) with other media bigwigs at the World Series… outside of the press box?! And in 62 degree weather with a chance of perceived sprinkles no less?!!

Please tell me that the author is just not good at irony. Otherwise, this post is a stupid insult to people who know just what work really is.

Z2
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Z2

They had to get up to get their own hot dogs too

NEPP
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NEPP

Seriously hoping he was kidding around. If not, time to get a new profession.

Disco Burritos
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Disco Burritos

Most of you guys probably haven’t toughed out a night game at AT&T park. That section gets cooold and windy in the late innings. Your hands go numb and you miss everything that happens in the left field corner (luckily it seems like the Giants were trying to hit the ball to Vlad most of the night…).

That’s why those seats go for $5 in the regular season.

yungmuneyholla wat it dew
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yungmuneyholla wat it dew

you can’t be serious