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Bill Madden, Kevin Burkhardt, and Frank Russo on SNY

Monday, November 28th, 2011

This is a few years old, but I wanted to share with everyone our very own Frank Russo’s appearance on SNY with Bill Madden of the Daily News and Mets broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt. Gary Apple is the moderator. Two individuals of interest they talk about are former Yankees Billy Martin and Thurman Munson. You can […]

The Case for Mike Nickeas, Give Others the Nova Opportunity, Collins Burnt Out, NYY ’06 Draft

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Over the weekend I gave my analysis on the 12 Mets players who are either eligible for free agency or arbitration after the season. One of them is Ronny Paulino, who has cooled down with the bat after a hot start. Maybe it’s time to consider Mike Nickeas for the backup catcher job in 2012. He […]

K-Rod’s Post Game Celebration

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The wild theatrics of K-Rod’s postgame celebration has long been discussed around here. When I was in Trenton in 2009, Brian Bruney made a point to call out K-Rod (audio enclosed) the day after the “Luis Castillo dropped pop up” game. It was not a secret the Yankees didn’t appreciate his theatrics, all the way back […]

Beltran, Reyes Stepping Up As Leaders

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Kevin Burkhardt interviewed Willie Harris on SNY after the Mets 7-0 win in Pittsburgh. Harris talked about the leadership of Carlos Beltran, and how much it meant to him to have Jose Reyes cheering him on late during his pinch hit at bat. Harris talked about how Beltran isn’t going to let this team quit. […]

Recapping Seinfeld in the Booth

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

SNY continues to do a great job with their game coverage of the Mets (maybe one day they will get the other 19 hours of programming right). The idea to pair up Jerry Seinfeld in the booth with Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen made for an entertaining four and a half innings. Sure, it helped […]

The Fascist Boot Burkhardt

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

During the first inning of today’s Subway Series finale at Yankee Stadium Kevin Burkhardt gave the WPIX viewers, mostly Mets fans, a feel of the Bleacher Creatures. Our good friend Bald Vinny informed me that Burkhardt was booted from the bleachers by Stadium security as they cited a “no media allowed” policy. When I asked […]

Santana Admits to Burkhardt His Struggles

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

I was surprised very little was talked about regarding the in game interview between Johan Santana and Kevin Burkhardt since Johan basically admitted he’s been struggling coming back from elbow surgery. He said he’s still a work in progress and there are times he can’t finish his pitches. He also said he couldn’t extend his […]

YES & SNY Actually “Report” on the Sidelines

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

One of the annoying creations of modern sports on television is sideline reporting. They intrude on the game, ask useless vanilla questions, and disrupt the viewer’s enjoyment of the broadcast. Networks typically focus on the looks of the sideline reporter, so you get tons of attractive females in the position. To say their knowledge of […]

Can We Blame Ghosts for the Mets Loss?

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Update 4pm: I asked Kevin Burkhardt on Twitter if the Mets are staying at the Pfister this year and he said “no.” Last year Kevin Burkhardt mentioned on SNY the legend of the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. You can hear more about it by watching the video below, but the long and short of it […]

Alex Cora Out to Prove You Wrong

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Alex Cora might be the most debated backup infielder that ever has donned a big league uniform. All winter we heard the media, fans, and blogosphere complain about the 2 year contract Omar Minaya gave Cora. Most point out how the Mets could have signed someone like Felipe Lopez for half the price, but Alex […]

SNY Exposes Flaws in YES, WFAN

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I didn’t have a chance to watch Omar Minaya on “Mets Hot Stove” this past Thursday, but the blogosphere did a great job recapping the conversation. As always, host Kevin Burkhardt asked the right questions, and didn’t shy away from delving into the difficult territory. The best part, for me, was when Burkhardt followed up […]

Request: Scrap Sideline Interviews

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Jeff Pearlman chatted about the mundane interviews that happen throughout a baseball season. Pearlman had the following to say at his blog: I couldn’t take it. I could. Not. Take. It. I enjoyed the games and dug the travel and loved the banter with my fellow sports writers. But after roughly five years on the […]

Kudos to SNY

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Whatever else can be said about the Mets’ handling of the Tony Bernazard scenario, one thing was certain: they let the revolution be televised. I’ve heard it said that it seems odd the Mets would hold a press conference to discuss the firing of Tony Bernazard. I think the team would have come under tremendous […]

Inevitable, Glimmer of Hope, Open Season, Unrest in Buffalo

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

- The Yankees win again and no one is talking about it. During his heyday, former talk show host Bob Grant use to call them the New York “Inevitable’s”. This was in reference to his disdain for the team interrupting his broadcast. These days you get the feeling that you can turn off the TV […]

Leadership Debate Returns, Championship Belt, 1973, 57 Innings

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

- David Wright took offense to John Franco’s comments. Glad to see Wright stand up for himself and the team versus his usual vanilla commentary. I think Franco is parroting commentary that his buddies (the Wilpon’s) have been discussing with him. Don’t forget that many of the veterans, like Franco and Leiter, were close with […]