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Madoff Court Decision Nowhere to be Found on WFAN

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I am sure the media has grown weary of the court hearings to determine how much the Wilpons owe as a result of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. The case is obviously not sports related and takes a great deal of research to understand. For a much as I rail against media members who fail […]

Listen: The Weekly Digest

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

The regular season is here and that means we will be discussing the week of baseball each and every Sunday. Going forward we will be on the air 9pm most nights, with morning shows if either the Mets or Yankees have a night game. Today I will be joined by Jed Weisberger of MILB, Howard […]

Best Sports Town is Boston? Philly Over NY?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Yesterday, Maury Brown at the Business of Baseball shared the “2010 Brand Keys Sports Loyalty Index.” According to Robert Passikoff, president of New York- based Brand Keys, Inc, the Sports Loyalty Engagement Index gives an apples-to-apples comparison of the intensity with which fans support professional sport leagues and their home team vs. the corresponding values […]

A Great Day For Baseball

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I don’t think the story of MLB, MLBPA and the Marlins reaching an agreement to increase the team’s payroll moving forward has received the attention it deserves, though, as always, Maury Brown is the exception to the rule. Brown does a terrific job breaking down exactly how the Marlins have been taking unfair advantage of […]

Mets, Payroll, and Going the Extra Mile

Monday, December 28th, 2009

One of the common themes over the last decade is the Mets fail to “do what it takes” in order to compete. I have been a critic of what I will call “Plan B” mentality over the years. In 2001 they failed to capitalize on their NL pennant and passed on Alex Rodriguez, a player […]

Granderson, Bay, Non Tenders @ 7pm

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Jam packed show as we recap the winter meetings. We will get to know Curtis Granderson as Lynn Henning of the Detroit News leads off the show. I will get Lynn’s take on Granderson’s struggles against left handed pitching, his ability to adjust to New York, and what he thinks about the three player deal. […]

Biz of Baseball, Scouting the Sally, Hot Stove @7pm

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Before you head out to celebrate Thanksgiving join NYBD for their annual Thanksgiving Eve Show! Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball leads off the show to talk about the economics of the game. I will get his perspective on collusion, Florida baseball, and the economics of the game. Mike Newman of Scouting the Sally […]

PED Use Behind Minor Leaguer’s Death?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Barth Hubbuch of the NY Post brings up an interesting point over at his twitter when he speculates about the possibility of PED use in the death of Mets minor leaguer Rafael Castro. 18-year-olds don’t normally drop dead of heart attacks, either. You have to wonder how rampant PED use is in the Mets’ Latin […]

Locked Out, Rift, Buy Low, Implosion

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

- Any chance this can happen to the Mets for the rest of the season? - The Yankees starting nine has some age on it as well. That is why you had to hold your breath when Posada and A-Rod had to leave the game. Right injuries seem to be the only thing that could […]

MILB Team to Broadcast Game on Twitter

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The Hudson Valley Renegades, affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, will be the first professional sports team to use Twitter to broadcast a game this Sunday August 23rd against the Staten Island Yankees. According to Hudson Valley’s official website, “The event will run on Livestream’s Twitcam platform and will be sponsored by MyMobileTeam. The broadcast […]

Commission, Chinese Food, Dancing With the Stars, LLWS

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

- Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball estimates that Scott Boras made over $2 million dollars “advising” his first round picks. Why do we continue to pretend that these “advisers” are not agents? Whether it’s the NCAA with their sanctimonious rules, or baseball with their head in the sand, let’s call it like we […]

The Boss, 911, Social Networking, Final Innings

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

- Good to see George Steinbrenner back in town last night. It’s funny that, and this is a good thing, that the Yankees are just your ordinary, boring, winning team. The Bronx doesn’t burn anymore, but rather, Flushing. - I know this isn’t New York related, but the whole Erin Andrews “peep show” annoys me. […]

MLB to Commemorate Gehrig’s Speech

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Our good friend Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball provided this tidbit over at his twitter. Every club in MLB will hold on-field ceremony to commemorate Gehrig’s Yankee Stadium farewell speech on July 4th. ALS Awareness campaign Great job by MLB to commemorate a great player and cause. Sometimes I feel they focus on […]

Replay of NYBD on WGBB Tonight at 6pm

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Jim Baumbach of Newsday headlined last night’s show on WGBB. He was covering all 3 games for Newsday and we talked about how the Subway Series historically brings out odd off the field news, the impact Brian Bruney could have on the Yankees bullpen, if we think he can stay healthy, his state of the […]

More Subway Series Talk on WGBB Tonight @ 10pm

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I will be on WGBB again tonight. Joining me will be Jim Baumbach of Newsday. He was covering all three games this weekend and will be able to give us some nice clubhouse perspective. The Yankees have indicated their desire to stream games online. How will this impact their revenue stream? Will we see even […]