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Yanks Could Be Game Changer for ESPN Radio

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ESPN started a new era in New York radio when it moved to FM yesterday morning with their 98.7 debut. They also turned 1050 into a Spanish speaking equivalent and renamed it ESPN Deportes. There is also a new lineup on the station. I don’t know if it’s possible for Terry Collins or Joe Girardi to shakeup their lineup as […]

Bobby V on ESPN 1050 Each Week, What Do You Think?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In an interesting turn of media events, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has signed up for a weekly segment with Michael Kay on ESPN 1050. The news was broken by Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman. I have never heard of an out of town manager having a weekly segment on an opposing city’s station. In a way, […]

Early Returns on Sweet Lou in the Booth

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I have been travelling back from Florida, so things have been a little light here. I should be back in full-force later today, but until then, I wanted to see what you guys thought about Lou Piniella in the YES booth. Long-time Yankees fans Russ Cress had this to say about Sweet Lou’s debut the […]

Michael Kay Bets NYBD on Mets Win Total

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Earlier today I called out Michael Kay for his statement regarding the Mets winning between 55-60 games this coming season. Kay has taken to Twitter this week and done a great job interacting with fans. Kay responded to my post about his statement asking me how many wins I see for the Mets. Okay, mike, […]

Link: Michael Kay Takes to Twitter, Rips Mets Fans

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

2012 Sports Media Watchdog nominee Michael Kay took to Twitter this past weekend. Kay had some feedback about the experience to date during his ESPN Radio show, which I discuss over at Sports Media Watchdog.  

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

Yankees Offseason: Sabathia, Swisher, and A-Rod Key Decisions

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The hot stove began early here in New York, so it’s time to start planning for what the Yankees can do to improve their ballclub in 2012. Decisions have to be made on CC Sabathia, who is expected to opt-out, Nick Swisher who has a $10.25 team option, and even Alex Rodriguez, who is owed 6 […]

Importance of CC’s Victory, iPads, Kay’s Shot at the Sox, Cervelli’s Antics, Pete Rose on the Dino Costa Show

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

CC Sabathia was 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA going into last night’s game in Boston. This caused many to worry after the Sox beat Sabathia in early August. Are the Sox in Sabathia’s head? How can the Yankees win an ALCS against them with their best pitcher unable to win against Boston? As I said before, […]

Shades of Guidry, Keeping Beltran, Chi Sox Fire Sale, Revenge on Bruce

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Many thought CC Sabathia was headed to a perfect game last night. Thoughts of David Cone‘s perfecto in 1999 had to come to mind since it was under a similar scenario where the performance was delayed by rain. When it was all said and done, maybe a more appropriate comparison was June 17th, 1978 when Ron Guidry struck out 18 […]

Defending Derek Jeter

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Over the past 48 hours I have been hearing WFAN callers, commentators, and Mike Silva take Derek Jeter to task for the handling of the 3,000th hit ball. Mike is entitled to his opinion, but where I draw the line is his criticism of Jeter when it comes to autographs. Adam the Bull - who is a […]

Yanks Need More From Jeter, Unfair Deal, What If, #5,000

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

It’s all Jeter all the time this morning. There is no need for me to throw out a larger than life narrative about Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit. With HBO in the building putting the finishing touches on his story, they couldn’t have scripted a better performance. Not only did they get the 3,000th hit on a […]

Jeter Interview from ’92, Payroll Pork, Topps Traded, Kay’s Conspiracy

Friday, July 8th, 2011

This was played before the game last night. It was an interview with Mel Allen for Yankee Magazine. I assume it originally aired on MSG. *** Do you realize that Johan Santana is makes up 18% of the Mets payroll? Alex Rodriguez comprises 15% of the Yankees? Baseball-Reference put out a list of the 100 players making the highest percentage […]

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 […]

Morning Digest: Classic Subway Series Ending Edition

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Just when you want to see the Subway Series go into the history books for good, you get a weekend like this. Yankees fans invaded Citi Field and gave the Stadium some buzz, and Mets ownership much needed cash. You heard complaints about the Great Wall of Flushing, umpires, and start times. I complain about […]

1-A, Where’s the Purse, Another Michael Kay Gem

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I keep hearing dialogue about the Yankees acquiring a starting pitcher, or 1-A to team with CC Sabathia. For me, it should be about what lefty the Yankees can acquire. That’s because I think they have their #2 or 1-A in Bartolo Colon. Colon is throwing in the mid-nineties, keeps the ball down, and has the historical […]