The New York Yankees have introduced many evils upon the world, but Mark Teixeira’s SportsYapper is truly the evilest. It’s positioned as a kind of Twitter for sports, which perhaps forgets the fact that there is already a Twitter for sports, and it’s called Twitter. A redundant and doomed-to-failure start-up is fine, but viewers of Caps games on CSN last season had to endure a barrage of SportsYapper advertisements. And Yapp it, somehow, despite my protestations, entered the lexicon in 2013.
In April, our own Chris Gordon, at great personal risk, went on SportsYapper and produced one of my favorite pieces of RMNB writing all year.
I dunno if SportsYapper will still be a thing in 2013-14, but it’s not like Teixeira is running out of money anytime soon. So just promise me you won’t go on there. PROMISE ME.