Instead of the opposite, which is more like what they're doing.
Unlike every other regular season game, the media are not allowed in the clubhouses prior to a game in Sydney. Neither are they allowed in after the game. They have no clubhouse access at all.
Play your didgeridoo to that, mate.
MLB said the clubhouses at the Sydney Cricket Ground are just too small, which seems strange, since they were specially built for this series. And it’s hard to believe they could be any smaller than the visiting clubhouse at
Media coverage will be carefully orchestrated. A MLB spokesman said postgame a half a dozen players will be brought into an interview room. And then there will be the dreaded "mixed zone" outside the clubhouse, where players will stand behind fences and talk to a crush of media. That's if they feel like coming out.
News organizations spending thousands of dollars to cover these two games better hope their readers/views like plenty of color. You could capture most of that watching on television in your PJs. You know, like most bloggers. And there are fewer than a dozen media members from the U.S. in Sydney.
But if you want your media representative to be able to privately sidle up to a player in the postgame clubhouse to find out what he really thinks about that play in the eighth, forget it. Insight will be hard to come by.
This is the same way it’s done at the
Some years ago, MLB closed pregame clubhouses during the postseason, which I thought strange. They're open postgame.