Here we go again.
Following the reaction that led to a #ThisIsAmerica hashtag in 2013 because (gasp!) ESPN 2 was bold enough to broadcast ESPN Deportes’ Spanish-language broadcast of the championship game between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, it looks like there was another typical reaction last night’s very same bold move by ESPN 2 to feature ESPN Deportes and its coverage of the 2017 WBC final between the United States and Puerto Rico, a game the U.S. won, 8–0.
We Present Some of the Evidence
— Paul Larsen (@paulthepal) March 23, 2017
@MGolicJR57 Great win…but pitiful choice by ESPN to air it in Spanish….PC gone wild….
— Tim Langley (@TTubb54) March 23, 2017
— LifeDefender (@LifeDefender) March 23, 2017
— Corey (@coreyhackmann) March 23, 2017
Why the fuck does ESPN, who has been subsidized by USA since jump street broadcast in spanish? You are what is wrong with USA
— cogs (@owniecogs) March 23, 2017
@ChixDigThaBeard I was not even paying attention. Just so mad because espn is broadcasting the game in Spanish only
— Mark Cowherd (@mark_cowherd) March 23, 2017
Seriously @espn how do you think broadcasting a game in Spanish is a good idea?? Come on man!!
— Miggy (@miggyg08) March 23, 2017
@espn embarrassing yourselves again…spanish
— Jerry Walsh (@gwalsh42) March 23, 2017
This is America. We speak English. When I turn on ESPN 2 I don't want to watch and listen to a Spanish broadcast. This is a joke
— Reed Hirneisen (@rhirneisen) March 23, 2017
Currently not watching the WBC because @espn put their channel in Spanish. Talk about BS! This is America! Hope your ratings are shit
— Chris Mitchell (@Chrisjamesm93) March 23, 2017
Luckily, Others Felt the Same Way as Us, Including Some ESPN Folks
omg if you want to see the true fragility of the white male just search "ESPN Spanish" on twitter rn I am dying.
— Tehlor Kay Mejia ? (@tehlorkay) March 23, 2017
The twitter search "ESPN Spanish" is both sad and kinda funny. And by funny… I mean bc I don't want to keep being sad
— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) March 23, 2017
All those folks upset about ESPN's Spanish broadcast must be loving that Marly Rivera is in the booth. A woman. Talking beisbol. Por Dios!
— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) March 23, 2017
We are so thrilled to have so many American friends enjoying our work in Spanish, thank you from all of us at @espndeportes
— Rafael Rojas C (@rafaelrojasESPN) March 23, 2017
I'm loving that the spanish ESPN announcers are bilingual pic.twitter.com/i8K1kO54SZ
— Mrs Hullabaloo (@MrsHullabaloo) March 23, 2017
And Here’s to Rational People
— Matt Young (@chungdiesel) March 23, 2017
For those who actually care, ESPN only had the Spanish-language rights and MLB Network had the English-language ones. And a lot of what we wrote about in 2013 is still relevant this morning, even in Donald Trump’s America.
¡Gracias, ESPN, por haber hecho esto otra vez! Esperamos que ustedes sigan haciéndolo.