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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 […]

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, […]

Media Saturation Apparent in Spring Reporting

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

One of the best and worst jobs, in my opinion, is that of a beat reporter. On one hand you get to cover a professional baseball team- a kids sport if you will- and work in casual clothing outdoors. You also get a paid trip down to Florida or Arizona for six weeks during the […]

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 […]

Mad Dog Russo Claims MLB Gave Him Inside Info That Ryan Braun Did Steroids

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I have been holding off commenting about the developments in the Ryan Braun steroid case until tomorrow as I read various pieces of evidence. Unlike some mainstream members, I don’t like to throw stones at someone over steroids. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, however has historically been anti-Players Association. Our good friend Bob Mantz Jr. over […]

Listen: Silva Talking Mets Credential Situation With Dino Costa

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

I called into the Dino Costa Show last night to discuss the situation about the Mets pulling Howard Megdal’s credential. Dino has done a great job expressing the same concerns I have about the lines being blurred between teams, leagues, and major media outlets. While working out in Denver, his credentials were pulled by the […]

Clubhouse Access Not Essential to Entertaining & Factual Reporting

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Yesterday, Howard Megdal revealed over at the Journal News that he will not be credentialed by the Mets for the 2012 baseball season. According to Megdal, Sean Mayer, the sports editor at the Journal News, received a call from Jay Horwitz, the Director of Media Relations for the Mets, telling him that while the Journal News can continue […]

Comparing Josh Hamilton’s Response to Brian Cashman’s

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Even though the primary focus on this site is the game of baseball, there are issues that happen off the field that become a part of the conversation. Yesterday, two such issues came to light with Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Back in September, Deadspin reported on a story regarding Brian Cashman having […]

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 […]