Just like in 2009, MLB denied my credential request of the NLCS and the World Series. The PDF document they sent me doesn’t allow you to copy and paste, so I’ll do it old school style and type it out.
On behalf of Major League Baseball, I would like to think you for your coverage fo our sports and for your interest in covering the 2013 MLB League Championship and World Series.
**Please disregard this letter if the team you applied to cover has already been eliminated from contention**
As I am sure you are well aware, the League Championship and World Series received tremendous media interest. Unfortunately, because of limited space at all of the ballparks, we can credential only a fraction of those that apply.
Please be advised that due to severe space restrictions we must deny your application for working media credentials for the 2013 League Championship and World Series. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Video and audio footage from all LCS and World Series press conferences will be available via satellite free of charge at ***. We encourage you to take advantage for this opportunity.
Senior Director, Public Relations
It sucks, but since I expected this it’s not that big of a disappointment. Yeah, I’m bitter that some stupid morning zoo fuck radio show will be allowed to come over and ask their litany of inane questions while I am holed up wherever I am trying to write about the games.
But I’m not part of the Baseball Writers Association of America so I have no recourse. Besides, it’s cool that the Dodgers allowed me to crash the first round since they have control over the credentialing. So yeah.
I’ll still write about them as far as they go, but I guess I get to be meaner. Which is great for everyone involve I suppose.
Now for the real things that are sucking. I do have a lovely cold that has gotten a bit worse, and the power is scheduled to be turned off in my apartment from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Dodgers start at 3:07 p.m., so it should be interesting where I wind up writing my story tonight.