I tried to determine if SportsNet New York creates a negative portrait of Randolph, the Mets’ manager, through its camerawork, as he told The Record of Hackensack, N.J., on Sunday, in an article filled with fulminations, for which he apologized Wednesday.
My answers: yes and no. If the Mets lose, it’s standard procedure to show a manager reacting to what hurts his team or uttering a profanity. If they win, it’s proper to show the manager clapping, fist-bumping, cheering and shouting. Yes, Willie, SNY wants to show you when your pitchers surrender home runs or your fielders make errors.
No, that's not a random blogger at work. That's a full-fledged reporter for the biggest newspaper in the world devoting several hours of viewing and 1000 words to Willie Randolph's body language over the course of two full games.