Tuesday, June 9, 2009
MLB and NHL draft, What a difference
Tonight was Major League Baseball’s version of a draft, and boy was it BORING! Held in a sound studio at MLB network, their draft felt more like a board meeting than draft. Each of the 30 teams sent reps to sit at a table and essentially smile for the cameras. Unlike the NHL draft, which will be held in 2 weeks there are no fans, no players come up when their name is called and virtually no atmosphere. So with some of my favorite qualities about televised drafts none existent in the MLB’s version I was to say the least bored. I personally love to watch and hear the fans reactions, the players and families reactions when they are drafted and the overall atmosphere it has. So after watching this lackluster excuse for a draft it makes me all the more anxious for the NHL draft.