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Yanks Could Be Game Changer for ESPN Radio

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ESPN started a new era in New York radio when it moved to FM yesterday morning with their 98.7 debut. They also turned 1050 into a Spanish speaking equivalent and renamed it ESPN Deportes. There is also a new lineup on the station. I don’t know if it’s possible for Terry Collins or Joe Girardi to shakeup their lineup as […]

Michael Kay: Mets Will Win Between 55 and 60 Games

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

As I mentioned earlier in the week, Michael Kay has taken to Twitter and started interacting with the fans. To his credit, Kay did a Twitter Q &A and was very engaging. He tweeted so much last night that he reached the site’s limit and was shut down; kudos to Michael Kay. However, as Kay […]

Link: Michael Kay Takes to Twitter, Rips Mets Fans

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

2012 Sports Media Watchdog nominee Michael Kay took to Twitter this past weekend. Kay had some feedback about the experience to date during his ESPN Radio show, which I discuss over at Sports Media Watchdog.  

Bobby Abreu HOF Debate, Jason Bay is an Expensive Scott Hairston, Rivera Panic, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, ESPN Can’t Beat a Vacant Chair

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Bobby Abreu beat his old teammates last night with two homers, including a ninth inning shot off the great Mariano Rivera. We will get to Rivera’s recent struggles later on, but this hit was ironic since Abreu was the topic of a Hall of Fame debate with the beat writers on Twitter. Back in 2009 I wrote this […]

Jeter Interview from ’92, Payroll Pork, Topps Traded, Kay’s Conspiracy

Friday, July 8th, 2011

This was played before the game last night. It was an interview with Mel Allen for Yankee Magazine. I assume it originally aired on MSG. *** Do you realize that Johan Santana is makes up 18% of the Mets payroll? Alex Rodriguez comprises 15% of the Yankees? Baseball-Reference put out a list of the 100 players making the highest percentage […]

When Nettles Decked Reggie

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Dave Winfield was on ESPN Radio earlier this week with Brandon Tierney and Jody McDonald. They were talking about the Mets and Yankees, specifically how Winfield coexisted with Reggie Jackson. One story that I never heard before was about how Graig Nettles decked Jackson, knocking him out on one punch, after the 1981 playoff series […]

Michael Kay Gets Punk’d

Friday, December 10th, 2010

And blames it on the internet. I wasn’t listening, but thanks to Twitter we had the privilege of seeing Mr. Yankee trip over himself on the air. It was not too long ago that Kay also predicted a certain team in Texas was dead and buried after losing Game 1 of the ALCS. Anyway, there […]

24 Hour Yankees Radio Network?

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Adding Yankees radiocasts to the mix of Jets, Knicks and Rangers would help change the equation – drastically. But how much would ESPN be willing to pay for the radio rights to Yankees baseball? And would pinstripe honchos be satisfied having their games go out over ESPN-1050′s weak signal? That situation could be corrected if […]

“Bloody Sock” Sounds Off On Vazquez

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

In case you missed it, Curt “Captain Bloody Sock” Schilling was a guest on ESPN’s The Colin Cowherd Show Tuesday, where he sounded off on the recent struggles of the Javy Vazquez. Schilling, who always takes great delight in attacking any and all things Yankee, was highly critical of Vazquez, telling Cowherd, ”He’s not a guy that I’ve ever felt was comfortable […]

Why You Can’t Take Kay’s SNY Rip Seriously

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I am not sure what Michael Kay was looking to accomplish by ripping SNY for taking calls during a Mets/Rockies game earlier this week. If it was to bring attention to himself then mission accomplished, but I think it showed why he has a problem wearing, as YES spokesman Eric Handler puts it, “two different […]