Streaming video over at ESPN.com. Jayson Stark is liveblogging it here.
A few minutes in and a couple of things are obvious: (1) Don Fehr is going to get the crap beat out of him today; and (2) there will be a lot of "think of the children" rhetoric.
Update: I'd like to take a moment to say that I think Stark is doing a hell of a job with the liveblog, exhibiting some real fangs while maintaining an intellectual level of discourse suitable to the subject he's covering (anyone can riff; he's riffing and thinking).
I mention this because, as many know, ESPN is not necessarily at the forefront of blogging. Typically its content -- even those things categorized as "blogs" -- is filtered through an editorial layer that often dulls the edge and seems to sap the spontaneity from the final product. For once we're seeing what happens when that editorial layer is taken away, and the results are simply lovely.
It is my sincere hope that ESPN brass are watching and (a) leave Stark's liveblog untouched in later site updates; and (b) realize how effective an umoderated voice can be.