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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 […]

Cashman’s Media Rant and Peeling the Onion on Burnett

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

“The stuff on A.J. is well overblown,” Cashman said. “A.J. Has been solid for us this year. I just think the way it’s playing doesn’t necessarily reflect the way he’s pitched. Let’s put it that way. The public outcry recently is all emotion rather than actual.” – Brian Cashman before last night’s game against Tampa […]

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 […]

Longest Game, Gardner’s Due, Montero Scouting Report, Subjective

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Even though the Yankees played a day/night doubleheader, and it took the Mets 13 innings to win their ballgame, it still pales in comparison to the longest day of baseball in history. On Sunday, Dan Barry of the NY Times joined me on the radio show. He recently wrote a book called “Bottom of the […]

Morning Digest 2: Fantasy Phenom Edition

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Want to be a WFAN host up to a year? You probably have heard the commercial while listening to 660. Does anyone really believe this is a tool used for anything more than cheap weekend filler? Do you really this is anything more than a gimmick to charge advertising to desperate companies? Have you heard […]

Mike Francesa Compares Himself to Derek Jeter

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Mike Francesa, aka The Sports Pope, can be the only person that says in one breath he’s not comparing himself to Derek Jeter, but then promptly compares himself to Derek Jeter. Neil Best of Newsday caught up with Francesa, as well as WFAN Operations Manager, V/P Programming CBS Radio New York, and V/P Sports Programming […]

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 […]

Terry Collins Rather Be Tortured Than Talk to Francesa

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Update: According to Francesa, the Mets called him today to say that Terry Collins was “only kidding” about his comments in the Phil Mushnick story. I always believe the truth lies somewhere in between. Apparently Jeff Wilpon personally called Mike to clear the air. As always, there is always a misunderstanding at WFAN. It’s never […]

Girardi Wise to Ditch Daily WFAN Segment

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Last week WFAN’s Mike Francesa announced during his show that Girardi had agreed to appear between 1:30-2 p.m. before every Yankees weekday night game in addition to his regular, lengthier spot on Thursday afternoons. Girardi changed his mind yesterday telling reporters this setup was “not going to happen.” WFAN Operations Manager, V/P Programming CBS Radio […]

Cliff Lee Is Fungible?

Monday, December 13th, 2010

via Bob’s Blitz Professa Mike Francesa was at his see-through best on Friday. Addressing the Cliff Lee hunt, he said that Lee has “fungibility.” Then, His Highness’s sense of noblesse oblige kicked in. He explained the word’s meaning to his audience of serfs, peons, vassals and the ill-bred. Fungibility, said Fran-say-so, means “uniqueness, unique.” Gong! […]

Fantasy Phenom Contest About Ads Not Future Talent

Monday, July 19th, 2010

People have been asking me whether I participated in the WFAN Buffalo Wild Wings (the sponsor is the key term) Fantasy Phenom Contest. I figured I would address this and provide the rationale about why I believe this contest is a sham. The answer is no, I will not. This publicity stunt by Mark “Three […]

Audio Gate Update and Mushnick on WFAN “Lifting”

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Update: In speaking with Licata he says there was never an issue between him and Carton off the air. He disputes the report by our source regarding SNY and Pine Belt Chevy. Look for him to set the record straight in the near future on “Sal Licata Radio.” It’s 6 AM and I have not […]

WFAN Uses NYBD Audio Without Citation

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The mainstream media likes to point out various violations of journalistic integrity when it comes to blogs or independent media. Very rarely do they add infrastructure to address the situation when the shoe is on the proverbial other foot. It should come as no surprise that WFAN falls right into line with that line of […]

Mia Harris Leaves WFAN

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

You all know I like to discuss sports radio as an off topic from time to time. Last night I had the pleasure of spending a few minutes with Docta Mark on his program “Soma Time” when former WFAN staffer Mia Harris called in. By now you know that Mia left WFAN yesterday, the same […]

The Man Who Destroyed NY Sports Talk

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Earlier in the week the great radio ombudsman, Bob Mantz, reported on a couple of tidbits about WFAN. First, it appears the FCC is rightfully going to investigate Craig Carton uttering the F Word on the air. I wouldn’t expect much from the FCC as they, like any government agency these days, are borderline useless. […]