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Listen: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti on 2014 Yankees

Monday, March 31st, 2014

On Saturday’s Weekend Watchdogs radio program, Sweeny Murti of WFAN previewed the 2014 Yankees.

Yanks Spending Spree Gets Them “In the Mix”

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Normally the Yankees spending $400 plus million in an offseason would lead to assurances of an AL East title and October baseball. This time, all Brian Cashman did by acquiring Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann is get the Yanks back into the same Wild Card mix they were in last year. […]

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 […]

Yanks & Mets Uncomfortable With Mad Dog Radio?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo likes to do an annual tour of spring training camps in March to help promote his radio program. In each visit he requests a conversation with both the GM and manager, as any program doing such a remote would.  However, Bob Raissman reports in today’s Daily News that both the Mets and Yankees […]

Shea Stadium Nearly Had Astroturf

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I was surprised when I found out earlier this week that Shea Stadium nearly went Astroturf for the 1985 season. Over at Sports Media Watchdog, I interviewed Michael Damergis, author of a great 25th anniversary book about the United States Football League called “USFL: The Rebel League the NFL Didn’t Respect but Feared.” During the […]

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 […]

Who is Josh Lewin?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

According to Newsday’s Neil Best, “Josh Lewin has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Wayne Hagin alongside Howie Rose in the Mets’ radio booth.” Want to learn more about this potential hire? Read what I found out, along with a Lewin call, over at Sports Media Watchdog.  

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 […]

Looking at the New Mets Shortstop

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Unless something drastic happens, Ruben Tejada will be the opening day shortstop now that Jose Reyes is in Miami. It would be unfair to expect Tejada to replace Reyes. We may never again see the combination of speed, power, and average that Reyes demonstrated in his best seasons. With that said, Tejada is no slouch. He has consistently been […]