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Bob Raismann: Media on verge of mutiny against Jeter

With 0 home runs on the season and an abysmal .583 OPS, Derek Jeter is struggling mightily at the dish, a reality that might soon turn the New York media against him, says Bob Raismann of the New York Daily News.

Whispers about the Captain losing his way at the plate have turned into screams. From the Valley of the Stupid, and throughout all other media precincts, there is wondering and speculation. How long? How long before Joe Girardi has to move Jeter down in the lineup? Various voices also look ahead to next season – and the next.

Raismann says the media members in a position to criticize Jeter the loudest – John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman and Michael Kay – have thus far tempered their statements. But with fans getting uneasy about Jeter’s performance, it’s only a matter of time until everyone has to tackle the issue head on. Unless of course Jeter magically regains his bat speed. Luckily the Yankees only signed him for three years and $51 million this past offseason.

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MLB Postseason Struggles On TBS Against The NFL

Game 4 of the Tampa Bay-Texas series was the least-viewed Major League Baseball postseason game in TBS history.

Going head-to-head against the NFL, the Rays-Rangers game had just 2.2 million viewers (1.5 rating).

San Francisco-Atlanta (2.6/4.2 million) and Philadelphia-Cincinnati (2.8/4.6 million) did slightly better in the afternoon.

The NFL appears to be king … except in the city of Philadelphia.

The Phillies victory over the Reds averaged a a 27.7 local rating (835,000 house holds) on TBS compared to the Eagles-49ers Sunday Night Football contest, which earned a 24.1 local rating (725, 000 households) on NBC.

ESPN Targeting Female Demographic With espnW

ESPN plans on targeting the female demographic with a new-sub brand called espnW.

“It really is a specific and dedicated platform to women in the form of a website,” said Laura Gentile, vice president of espnW, who spoke to SportsNewser on Friday. “It will start off as a blog this fall and evolve into a full-fledged website next spring with a mobile site and a pretty large presence on Twitter and Facebook. It’s really digital, mobile and social at its core right out of the gate.”

espnW has been in the works for over two years now as ESPN has noticed that women athletes and fans are underserved. espnW will look to capitalize on that huge void. Read more