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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 […]

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 […]

Using Piazza Negotiations on Reyes, Feigned Interest, Balanced Managerial Style

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Jose Reyes said the predictable words that you would hear from any free agent this time of the year. He told everyone how he loves New York, but that it’s a business and we will see what the future holds. That’s negotiations 101 in the agent playbook. What I do know is the Mets are […]

Morning Digest: Mets and MLB Drop the Ball on First Responder Tribute

Monday, September 12th, 2011

There was no Mike Piazza to homer off Steve Karsay last night. Even if there were, I doubt yesterday’s Mets- Cubs game could ever recreate the drama of September 21st, 2001. The Mets did a nice job honoring the ten year anniversary of 9-11. They had alums get involved all weekend and participate in charity […]

R.A. Dickey and the Human Narrative

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

R.A. Dickey was holding court before Friday night’s Mets- Brewers games at Citi Field. He was talking about why he recently joined Twitter, his upcoming climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the manuscript for his memoir that is due out next April, and how throwing the knuckleball is about relationship and perfection. I asked Dickey if he could […]

Don’t Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Craig Carton has been on fire in recent weeks. Since a trade magazine called “Talkers” rated the “Boomer and Carton” show number 34 on the most important talk radio show list Carton has spent his days attacking numerous sports and entertainment luminaries. Individuals such as Joe Gannascoli of the Sopranos, actor Richard Lewis, Adam Rubin […]

Listen: Mad Dog on the Giants World Series Victory

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Chris Russo on the Giants

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The morning after the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series it’s appropriate to remember how far our good friend, formerly of WFAN, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo has come since the Jints lost to Anaheim in 2002.

What’s Up With Bobby V?

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I am a bit surprised that Bobby Valentine hasn’t been hired as a manager yet. With Florida, Seattle, and Toronto now in his rearview mirror the number of available positions has dwindled. During an interview with Chris Russo on Sirius, Valentine gave you an inkling as to why he is no longer a candidate for […]

Listen: Mr. October’s Takes on Mad Dog Russo

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Thanks to Steve Lombardi of Was Watching for bringing this to my attention. Earlier last week Reggie Jackson took Chris “Mad Dog” Russo to task for his criticizing Alex Rodriguez for the whole Dallas Braden/running across the mound scenario. Reggie took Braden to task, as most everyone in the Yankees organization. Apparently Jackson called in […]

Carton’s Crass Act and Other Radio News

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Jets coach Rex Ryan has been lambasted all over the news for his offensive gesture. Mike Francesa was particularly vociferous on this topic during his Monday show, going as far to say that, if it happens again, Ryan could be fired. My question to WFAN, specifically Operations Manager Mark Chernoff (warning offensive content), is how […]

Mad Dog Russo Laughs @ R.A. Dickey

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

The recently signed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey actually has some history with the Mets. Back on June 24th, 2008 he beat Oliver Perez and the Mets at Shea Stadium 11-0. Dickey was a member of the Seattle starting rotation during that time. The next day, Chris Russo decided to poke fun at the Mets struggles and […]

Mike & The Dog Leave Us With “What If”

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

I am sure you were as entertained by Mike and the Mad Dog yesterday as I was. They still were silly, out of touch, and lacked factual depth, but that is what made them an institution in this town. Reading through the lines you could tell they miss each other and that it’s the incompetent […]

Mike & The Dog Reunite at 1pm

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Just got off a flight from Florida. I have been out of the NY sports landscape, save for the Yanks/Angels, the last few days. One of the first things I noticed was a “tweet” from Sal Licata indicating that Mike Francesa and Chris Russo will reunite for a bit at 1pm today. Hmm… Sounds like […]