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Yankeeography Focusing on Michael was Long Overdue

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

YES Network finally got around to putting together and airing a “Yankeeography’’ featuring Gene Michael. Perhaps I’m a bit prejudiced about the production, but I think it is one of the best this outstanding series has aired. “Oh, I was lucky with a lot of those trades that went down,’’ said Michael, 74, who has […]

Cone Concerned About Yankees 2013 Power

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

TRENTON, NJ – Former Yankees pitching great and YES broadcaster David Cone hopes the Yankees don’t have a power shortage in 2013. He feels the team’s pitching will be fine, but realizes the team will have to come up with a replacement for outfielder Nick Swisher, who rejected the Yankees’ $13.3 million qualifying offer and […]

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 […]

Weekly Roundup Tonight @ 8pm

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Join me during the Yankees-Angels game for this week’s radio program at 8pm. We will kick off talking Yankees baseball. Is Mark Teixeira on the way out? What do the Yankees do with Phil Hughes? How do the Bombers look now that they have righted the ship after a 0-3 starter? Hear NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo and Stevem […]

Early Returns on Sweet Lou in the Booth

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I have been travelling back from Florida, so things have been a little light here. I should be back in full-force later today, but until then, I wanted to see what you guys thought about Lou Piniella in the YES booth. Long-time Yankees fans Russ Cress had this to say about Sweet Lou’s debut the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Did the Yankees Front Office Build Kim Jones’ Profile?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Over at Sports Media Watchdog, I broke down the news regarding Kim Jones departure from the YES Network. It appears that Newsday’s Neil Best and Bob Raissman of the Daily News have a difference of opinion about how “expendable” Jones was to the network. I have long admiRed Jones‘ work from the sidelines. In a time where […]

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.  

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson – When the Yankees acquired […]