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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 […]

Why Are Family Friendly Mets Promoting Boomer & Carton’s Citi Field Babe Event?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you go to Mets.com this morning there is a promotion for buying tickets for the “Boomer and Carton Promotion” against the Nationals tomorrow afternoon. Sit with Boomer and Carton in the Big Apple Reserved seats at Citi Field Thursday, September 15 for a Mets Matinee vs. the Nationals. Boomer and Carton will be sitting in this […]

Girardi 7th Most Popular Mgr, Scully Making the Grade, Minaya Interview Inaccuracies, Citi Field Renovation

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We have chatted quite a bit about Joe Girardi‘s management style this week. In a recent Sports Illustrated poll of the players, Girardi ranked as the 7th most popular manager to play for in baseball. This aligns with what I have heard, as the player perception of Girardi is far different than the media one. […]

Is Hughes Future in the Bullpen, Mets Finances, Sign Stealing,Is Josh Thole a Starting Catcher, Where is Boomer?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Ivan Nova had another strong outing last night to improve his record to 11-4. He now has 25 career starts, and is 11-4 with a 4.05 ERA. Despite a low strikeout rate (5.8), he gets an extreme number of groundballs (55%), which is what you saw on display last night. The Yankees won’t go with […]

WFAN’s Craig Carton Mocks Josh Hamilton

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Craig Carton has done many cruel things during his tenure on radio. Among his list of accomplishments are racial profiling, mocking postpartum depression, and animal abuse. Earlier this week he added insensitivity to drug and alcohol addiction when bringing up Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. NYBD reader Corey informed me of a conversation that took place between […]

Jury Duty, More Kay Stupidity, Winning 30, WFAN Bench

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The jury for the Roger Clemens case will be selected today. I wonder how you could get kicked off jury duty in this scenario. Think if Clemens lawyer Rusty Hardin read this site I would be allowed on the jury? Especially this post. *** Michael Kay has been on a roll with his stupidity lately. This […]

Sausage Fest , Bullpen Management, Entrance Music, Radio Gossip

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The guys at Nomaas call the Yankees three game sweep of the Brewers a “sausage fest.” *** By the way… using the Pythagorean Won/Loss formula, which uses runs scored vs. runs allowed to calculate a team’s record, the Yankees are the best in baseball at 50-28. Going into yesterday’s game they were averaging 6.11 runs and 9.61 […]

Anti Bullying, Mex Sells Gold, Ferris Bueller, 1st Pitch

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Recently, some Major League Baseball teams produced video against bullying. There is interest amongst some the Mets to make one of their own. All of us have been bullied at some point in our life, but with the “age of information” I have heard stories about kids getting harassed in their own homes via Twitter, MySpace, […]

Morning Digest: Esiason Not Thrilled Over Play Girl

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Bob’s Blitz reported earlier this week that WFAN morning host Craig Carton was prepared to pose for Play Girl Magazine. A source close to the situation told me a day later that Play Girl was more interested in Carton’s sidekick Boomer Esiason, but didn’t believe the former Jets quarterback would agree. Apparently, it was a […]

Morning Show: Smearing Reputations For Profit

Monday, June 13th, 2011

@NYBD remember, you follow me. you follow craig. we don’t follow you. we are ticket sellers, you’re a ticket buyerless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyAl Hughes DukesAlsboringtweets “Remember, we are ticket sellers, you’re a ticket buyer -  Al Dukes, producer of the Boomer & Carton Morning Show, to Mike Silva on […]