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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 […]

Big Leagues Mag: Mike Piazza Memoir More About Grudges Than Steroids

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Piazza Memoir More About Grudges Than Steroids

Remembering Joe Garagiola’s Time In Yankees Booth

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The venerable and fun-to-listen-to Joe Garagiola Sr., who recently celebrated his 87th birthday, has decided to step down from the baseball broadcast booth. Recently, he filled in on some Arizona Diamondbacks telecasts, and, if you were born after 1988 – the year that marked the end NBC’s Game of the Week – you likely never […]

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 […]

Classic John Sterling: Does it Get Any Better?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I recently talked about the charm of the Yankees WCBS 880 broadcast team: John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. A recent game-ending call by Sterling is making it rounds across the internet and Bob’s Blitz has it for us. Is this not classic Sterling? Does it get any better?

Len Berman’s Unique Solution to Announcers During Ballgames

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Update 4:31 PM:  Jim Monaghan provided me this info on Twitter @NYBD MLB TV’s online premium version allows you to watch games with only the sound of the ball park.It’s a pretty cool feature. — Jim Monaghan (@Monaghan21) April 18, 2012 Original Post: On Monday I conducted a poll based on a tweet by @tvsportsratings asking whether […]

Vote: Games Without Announcers

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Would anyone not watch a game because it was without announcers? — TVSportsratings (@tvsportsratings) April 16, 2012 “We are just moments away from the kickoff of today’s Jets-Dolphins game and a telecast that figures to be different. The fact that we try something different and dare to has been greeted with almost every kind of […]

Ron Darling Becomes a New York Star Post-Playing Days

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Both Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez marveled at the prescient Ron Darling last night. In the first inning, Darling had noted how it would be a good time for Mets starter Mike Pelfrey to fake a pickoff throw to third and first in order to possibly get Ryan Zimmerman starting too early on the 3-2 […]

The Charm of John and Suzyn

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I decided to do something different for the Yankees-Rays Opening Day game by listening to a couple of innings of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WCBS 880. The due referred to as “Ma and Pa Pinstripe” by Bob Raissman of the Daily News, is always under fire. They are obvious homers, very un-fundamental in […]

Bobby V on ESPN 1050 Each Week, What Do You Think?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In an interesting turn of media events, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has signed up for a weekly segment with Michael Kay on ESPN 1050. The news was broken by Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman. I have never heard of an out of town manager having a weekly segment on an opposing city’s station. In a way, […]