Earlier this week there was at least one story in one of the local papers about what Wil Myers was going to do on the Rays’ off-day. I thought it was an interesting look into what is a whirlwind period for a prospect being called up to the majors for the first time. One minute you are in Durham. The next minute you are in the Bay Area trying to prove you belong and yet you don’t have any clothes or a place to live.
Well, Brian Anderson did not find it is as interesting as I did. In fact, he found it pretty annoying. He’s not sure why he has to read about what Myers is doing on his off-day (um, Brian, you don’t have to. It’s not a homework assignment). And he even drops an “are you kidding me?”
The rant seems to be based on an annoyance that Myers is getting so much attention (he refers to Myers’ first week in the majors as “Shark Week”). But instead it comes off as a direct shot at the local print media that seemed unnecessary. He also seems to not realize that all this buzz is good for both the Rays and for Sun Sports, two entities that are responsible for his paycheck every two weeks.
Here’s the video. Notice how uncomfortable Dewayne Staats sounds…