And if you're not an Astros fan or Rockies fan, you probably had no clue.
Apparently, by September, unless you are a team in playoff contention or are playing a team in playoff contention, your game gets ZERO coverage on any given sports-reporting medium. As Roy and the Astros relished in the 1-hit victory, only the second in Coors Field history, the rest of the baseball world couldn't care less. I'd like to argue that that's the power of Roy's greatness--it's just assumed he's going to do great things every time he takes the mound--but I can't help but think that's not the case. The truth is, the media world is partial in every sense of the word. But it's their "right" to be.
Example of extreme playoff-contender bias?
Ben Sheets pitches a complete game, 5-hit shutout, IN Milwaukee, winning 1-0 against the Padres, who have the WORST record in baseball (54-88) and had been shut out 9 times before. Check any general MLB-reporting medium and it's going to be headlined higher than Roy Oswalt's complete game, 1-hit shutout, 2-0 win in hitter-friendly Coors Field against the 67-76 Rockies, who had been shut out only 5 times prior to Saturday's game.
A commendation does go out to ESPN, though, for making it among their top 10 headlines, at least. Throughout the seasons, I have found them to be the most fair in their coverage of baseball.
Agree? Beg to differ? Comment.