MLB Rhetorical Analysis Presentation
MLB Rhetorical Analysis
Ethos is the credibility and respectability of a work of writing, website or anything in the media. It is designed to give the reader a sense of trust towards the author. Furthermore is creating a trust between the two and being honest to the trust. It is the backbone to any writing, and is what every reader should look for in any source or document. Ethos is the authenticity, and choosing a professional sport website our group found plenty of ethos.
When we analyzed the page we quickly noticed that when the user scrolls to the bottom of the page, you can clearly see links to outside resources. The links that draw the most attention, are of course, the social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Along with the social networks you can also find links to the most current news, headlines and photos that pertain to the club. The Red Sox also have advertisements promoting their involvement with the children’s hospital in Boston and the Boys & Girls Club. The page also had links and pop-up ads for fan gear and ticket purchases that are official MLB products. Lastly, when scrolling to the very bottom of the page you can find the copyright to MLB for 2012, giving it the approval and consent of Major League Baseball making it as official and authentic as it can get.
Our last topic covered was logos. Logos is the statistics and the logic behind writing material. It gives the reader numbers and facts in black and white. It is blunt and straightforward leaving no room for confusion or mix ups. These numbers and facts are used to support an argument and give reasoning. Logos is not an opinion or something that can be tweaked and plucked and dissected. Logos is what is there proving that what happens is what is written and it is as simple as that. There cannot be any bias sides when analyzing or writing the logos of any document.
When we took on analyzing logos we also found an abundance of information. We found a tab completely dedicated to logos in the version of the players statistics to date and the past statistics as well. Under this section any user could easily find any numbers they were looking for without having to go through a maze to get there. Along with that tab we also found the game schedule section. Under this section the upcoming and past games were easily available, as well as the results and scores of the past games. There is also an option on the mlb.com homepage that will allow easy access to the current standings in both divisions of the MLB.
Pathos is what invokes sympathy in pity and sadness. It makes a reader or viewer feel the passion behind what they read or see. It can cause a person to feel the pain or hurt behind the words on a paper or the heartbreak behind a picture. The thing with pathos is, you don’t have to know a full story to feel what the author intends for their writing to bring across. Pathos can bring forward a storm of emotions ranging from overcast eyes or a hurricane of a heartbreak. When our group decide to analyze the Red Sox website, the team was celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Fenway and the final home games of the 2012 season. These two things are the eye of the storm. The two most important things to any Boston fan that will bring on a full force wind of memories.
When we opened the webpage, we found to our pleasure that the site was full of photos past and present of the heartfelt moments behind the club. The background had pictures from the memorial Babe Ruth to Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, the present day players. We also found that Pesky, a legendary baseball player that was deployed during WWII and returned to finish the season died at the age of 92 and represented the organization for 60 years. John Pesky holds a spot in the hearts of fans around the world and seeing him go brings a cloud of sadness over the followers. On the Red Sox’s page we also found the status of injured players. The news can bring a sinking sensation to diehard fans and a sense of hopelessness for the games to come.