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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 […]

Have the Football Giants Overtaken the Yankees?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Our good friend on Twitter @ElieIsElite relayed a comment made my Mike Lupica today on ESPN 1050: “There’s nothing bigger in this area than Giants football; not the Yankees, not the Mets, not the Jets, nothing! nothing! nothing!” I am not sure I agree with this statement. Right now, the Giants clearly have overtaken the Yankees for […]

Link: How About a Yankee Stadium/Citi Field Winter Classic DH?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Rangers beat the Flyers 3-2 at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia yesterday in the 2012 editions of the Winter Classic. For a non-hockey fan like me, this was an entertaining game on a day where there was little else to watch. How about two Winter Classic games played in New York on New Year’s […]

9-11 Tribute Show on 1240 AM WGBB @10pm

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

I celebrate baseball’s impact on the healing process post 9-11 with a trio of guests. Former Yankee Steve Karsay will join me to kick it off. Karsey was a member of the Braves on September 21, 2001 and served up Mike Piazza‘s famous home run. C.J. Nitkowski follows. C.J. was a member of the 2001 […]

Mets Future and SNY

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

On Sunday night, Howard Megdal of the Journal News joined me on my weekly radio show. During our discussion about the Mets ownership drama, I brought up the point that David Einhorn may be inclined to evaluate the Mets on SNY, especially considering he’s gone on record saying he has no interest in the network. […]

Angry and Whiney New York Fans Becoming Intolerable

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A non baseball article by Mike Vaccaro got me thinking today. The NY Post scribe wrote a piece about Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, and this quote stood out to me: An aftermath like this rarely leaves any gray. And the fact is, D’Antoni isn’t a terribly popular coach right now, certainly not with the clientele […]

Watch: Esiason, Cone, Greschner on MTV

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

This morning Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton were talking about Boomer’s appearance on MTV back in 1989. It was a game show called “Remote Control” which Wikipedia claims was the networks first non musical programming. Today there is no music on MTV so if you want to blame a turning point it would be this […]

Who Will Be the Next Steinbrenner?

Friday, July 16th, 2010

As we look towards the future the question that I have is will there be another George Steinbrenner? There is no indication his sons will behave like the father in running the operation.  If there is another Steinbrenner in the making do any of the remaining local owners have what it takes? Who of Jeff […]

Interesting Tidbit on the Future of Steinbrenner Ownership

Monday, May 24th, 2010

My headline guest during my “Subway Series on WGBB” show was Daily News columnist Bill Madden author of “Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball.” We talked about all the obvious stuff during the segment: The wild stories of a young George Steinbrenner, the growth of the Yankees brand, and even how Brian Cashman gained autonomy […]

Losing Streak vs. Statistical Anomaly

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post Dispatch examined the psychological impact of losing streaks before the holidays. This wasn’t with respect to baseball, but Missouri University’s nine game losing streak to Illinois during this decade. It made Gregorian question what is a losing streak versus a statistical anomaly. This a great question because it’s […]