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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 […]

Mike & the Mad Dog Reunite to Bash Mets, Talk Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Radio Row in Indianapolis was abuzz with the reunion of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo on WFAN. It was like old times for the duo, which I analyzed over at Sports Media Watchdog. Like any “Mike & the Mad Dog” show they elected to talk Yankees, bash the Mets, throw in some San Francisco Giants analysis, discuss […]

Mike Francesa Takes Unnecessary Shot at the Mets

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

What about a reunion with Russo, now the afternoon host on Sirius XM Satellite Radio? “I would say there’s a better chance that the Mets win the pennant,” Francesa said. – Mike Francesa to Newsday Neil Best regarding the end of his contract in 2014 There are tons of nuggets in Best’s column about Francesa’s potential […]

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

Watch: John Sterling Talks About His Home Run Calls

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Great interview that I found via Bob’s Blitz. Sterling says he has a “big fat mouth” and “big fat head.” I couldn’t agree more. There is also a great story about how the Red Sox pitchers actually imitated his home run call in September. You also get to see Mike Francesa uncut; not quite as […]

Didn’t I Hear This Story 25 Years Ago?

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Craig Carton has spent the past few months mocking Mike Francesa for his oft repeated crush on Tigers’ third baseman Brandon Inge. Well at least Francesa, a diehard Yankees fan, knows who mans the hot corner in Detroit. If you were taking the SATs, and the question came up…True or False? “The Yankees are to the […]

Five Sports Media Ramblings

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

1) A star has been born and his name is Dallas Braden who is an absolute natural as a studio analyst for the MLB Network, Usually players tossed into those positions spit the bit, but not Braden who has a natural camera presence and isn’t afraid to go beyond clichés to make a viable, insightful […]

Accolades, Prognostications and Hype, Oh My!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was pre-ordained. It was a team that was predicted by so-called baseball experts to be one of the greatest in baseball history. A team personally handcrafted and built by a genius named Theo Epstein, a man many considered to be one of the greatest GM’s in baseball history. Yes, everyone celebrated from Harvard Yard […]

Morning Digest: Girardi, Reyes, Add to Wild Card Drama on Final Day

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Yesterday night started with a typical media fake outrage talking point in the Jose Reyes batting title controversy. Regardless of the fact that players before Reyes have sat out to protect their stats, somehow the New York media found it offensive that Reyes elected to bunt for a hit to start the game, and then […]

Retire Enter Sandman, Yanks Control Rays Destiny, Is NY Right for David, Looking Back ’96

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

We have waxed poetic about Mariano Rivera for days now. I don’t think there is anything else left to say about his impact on the Yankees and the game of baseball. We all know he is going to be a first ballot Hall of Famer, but what about the entrance music that has become famous […]