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About Mike Silva and NYBD

Mike Silva’s New York Baseball Digest is an independent media source that provides news, opinions, analysis, and features on New York baseball.  We cover the game in audio, print, and video.

Mike Silva, its founder, is a freelance professional that started in the industry in 2007. He believed his ten years of experience managing Fortune 500 brands would allow him to create a fresh look at the game of baseball.

On March 26th, 2007 he launched “New York Baseball Talk” on 1240 AM WGBB. Every Sunday he would have two hours of talk dedicated to baseball. Rather than just take calls and fabricate debate, he delved deeper than the box score to know the real reason why the local teams had success or failure. Athletes, journalist, and authors were featured on the show each week. New York Baseball Talk was one of the first radio shows to incorporate blogs and independent media. It truly was a one stop shop for all types of baseball talk.

In November of 2007 he joined Gotham Sports Media to host their “Gotham Baseball Live”. He was instrumental in developing their online radio website Gotham Sports Radio. He also was a feature writer for Gotham Baseball Magazine, and covered both New York teams in Florida in March of 2008.

In May of 2008, he decided to go completely independent and create his own brand called Mike Silva’s New York Baseball Digest. Rather than just be a radio show, “NYBD” would embrace various types of new media. . You can enjoy the conversation everywhere, whether it’s the columns and blog spots on nybaseballdigest.com, or the interaction on Twitter and Facebook. You can listen to the show via our Smart Phone appBlog Talk Radio, or traditional radio (1240 AM WGBB).

The impact of NYBD was immediate as on September 23rd, 2008 it was mentioned by Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated for breaking the Omar Minaya contract extension. The following month VERSUS had Mike participate in a round table with comedian Matt Iseman of “Sports Soup.” NYBD has also been mentioned in New York Magazine, New York Post, USA Today, ESPN, WFAN, NY Daily News and the YES Network.

In August of 2010, Mike became a contributor at the Perpetual Post. . In August of 2011 Mike launched Sports Media Watchdog. There he comments on various topics related to sports media around the country. It’s a combination of interviews, short blog posts, unique videos, and audio from an outsider who is living in the insider world of media.

Whatever project Mike is working on he maintains a foundation of raw, unfiltered, honest, and accountable commentary. Most important, he believes it should be entertaining.

Mike has interviewed many baseball luminaries including Tim Raines, Ron Darling, Darryl Strawberry, Jim Bouton, John Olerud, Scott Brosius, Brooks Robinson, Frank Viola, Phil Hughes, Brett Gardner, Daniel Murphy, R.A. Dickey, Yankees Batting Coach Kevin Long, John Rocker, Dale Murphy, and the late Hall of Fame announcer, Ernie Harwell.

Many writers and authors have made appearances as well. Bill Madden, Jane Leavy, Adam Rubin, Jeff Pearlman, Peter Golenbock, Ira Berkow, Historian John Thorn, Mark Simon, Peter Abraham, and Ian O’ Connor make up this impressive list.

Radio personalities such as WQAM’s Sid Rosenberg, WFAN’s Evan Roberts, Brandon Tierney of 95.7 The Game, Dino Costa of Mad Dog Radio on Sirius, Michael Holley of WEEI, and Phillies television broadcaster Tom McCarthy.

You can contact Mike to submit an idea, request an interview, or have him make an appearance. He welcomes all sorts of new ideas and business opportunities.


There are also contributors to the site who provide their own unique perspective. One of Mike’s goals is to give a voice to any writer, radio personality, or author that needs a forum to build their resume.

Mike Silva in the Media

Playing WBC in November just not the solution

If Calling Out Francesca Is Wrong, Mike Silva Doesn’t Wanna Be (W)right

Mets vs. Yankees - in the Retro World Series

Pinch hitting: New York Baseball Digest

VERSUS rountable for the debut of “Sports Soup”

NYBD Cited by SI’s Jon Heyman on July 31st, 2009

NYBD Mentioned by Bart Hubbuch of NY Post on July 31st, 2009

ESPN New York Mention of Mike Silva regarding Mets Bobbleheads

New York Magazine mentions Mike Silva in “Should Mets Retire Gary Carter’s Number?”

NY Daily News Cites John Rocker Steroid Revelation on Mike Silva’s NY Baseball Digest

Mike Silva’s Position on Proposed SOPA and PIPA Legislation Quoted in USA Today

ESPN LA Cites Mike Silva and his Interview with Steven Travers, author of the book “The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times.” 

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