Dodgers News: NY Radio Personality Takes Mets Over LA in Postseason
Here’s the thing, friends. We like you. We want what’s best for you. We don’t want you to suffer.
That’s why we’d never tell you to listen to Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, the belligerent buffoon whose grating exclamations sully the airwaves of SiriusXM and MLB Network. We’re about to share a tweet from Russo’s show, and the tweet tells you to “Listen Now and Subscribe,” and we can’t stress strongly enough what a bad idea that would be. We almost feel bad for even putting the thought in your head.
With that said, here’s the tweet:
Possible NLCS Preview tonight at Citi Field! Can the @Mets keep this @Dodgers Offense in check? Download the latest "Mad Dog's Daily Bite" anywhere you get your podcasts! @SIRIUSXM #LGM
Listen Now and Subscribe ??https://t.co/z3Fy9l9DyS pic.twitter.com/GSIPjKFyNS
— Chris Mad Dog Russo (@MadDogUnleashed) August 30, 2022
Russo’s rationale for picking the Mets over the Dodgers is … interesting. He says the Dodgers have “decent enough” pitching without mentioning they’ve been decent enough to have the best ERA in baseball by a healthy margin. He lists the Dodgers’ likely starters in a postseason series, but forgets to mention the guy with the second-best ERA in the National League, Julio Urias.
Look, the Mets are an excellent team, and it’s certainly possible they could beat the Dodgers in a short series. The Pirates won five out of six from the Dodgers this year, and they’re lousy. Maybe this is just Russo’s irksome way of saying “anything can happen in baseball.”
Or maybe he’s a native New Yorker — if you’ve heard him talk, that will not be news to you — who also happens to be, according to Wikipedia, “a lifelong, avid San Francisco Giants fan.” For those of you unfamiliar, the main defining characteristic of most “lifelong, avid Giants fans” is that they don’t care whether the Giants win as long as the Dodgers lose.
So anyway, take Russo’s opinions with a grain of salt.
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I remember well when MLB Network first went on the air. They made sure baseball fans knew that they were going to cover the entirety of baseball – not just east coast teams like ESPN – the Eastern Sports Propaganda Network – does. Well, lo and behold, here we are in 2022 and we have Russo, a studio show filled with east coast baseball fans, and a regular diet of Yankees, Mets, RedSox, etc. If Aaron Judge has an extra muffin for breakfast, they do a live report. If the Dodgers win 90 games before September, they talk about Aaron Judge’s muffin intake.
He doesn’t know. The dodgers will win this series without using their 2 best arms. Julio and Dustin
Just take this morning’s MLB CENTRAL. The Dodgers win the game and all DeRosa can talk about is Showalter and how great the Mets and Braves are. The 1st half of the season was all about the Yankees. Throw in the daily cheating Asstros love from the other host and it’s barely watchable. The Dodgers are the best team in baseball and it takes until the 2nd hour some days to even see the highlights. East coast bias is alive and well.
Not only consistently wrong in his arguments, he is also extremely irritating delivering it.