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Grapefruit Roundup on WGBB at 9pm

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The latest edition of the Grapefruit Roundup will appear live from the studio of 1240 AM WGBB. Casey Stern of MLB Network Radio and Scott Miller of CBS Sports will join me during the hour. Both are in Arizona and will give us some teams to watch this spring. We will also talk about MLB’s […]

Accolades, Prognostications and Hype, Oh My!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was pre-ordained. It was a team that was predicted by so-called baseball experts to be one of the greatest in baseball history. A team personally handcrafted and built by a genius named Theo Epstein, a man many considered to be one of the greatest GM’s in baseball history. Yes, everyone celebrated from Harvard Yard […]

Listen: Victor Rojas

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Yesterday it was announced that Victor Rojas would be leaving the MLB Network to become the play by play announcer for the Los Angeles Angels. Victor has been one of the key members of the MLBN crew and always does a good job interacting with the fans on Twitter. Last August he joined me on […]

Yankees Staff Not Getting Due Respect

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Is the Yankees starting rotation being disrespected by the main stream media? Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle was on the MLB Network’s Hot Stove Show this past week and proclaimed to Hazel Mae that the Red Sox had the best starting rotation in all of baseball. Justice based his analysis on the fact that […]

Last Chances to Save Gate 2

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Last summer Mark Costello of Save Gate 2 of Yankee Stadium appeared live from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB to discuss the preservation of Game 2 of Yankee Stadium The group has been working hard on this enormous task and back on October 26th of last year several of the Parks commissioners supported the […]

Will A-Rod Be Recognized as Baseball’s HR Champ?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Obviously the events in Haiti have rightfully dominated the news the past few days.  Before that terrible earthquake, Mark McGwire shook the sports world with his emotional confession to MLB Network’s Bob Costas. Whether you feel McGwire did enough to earn forgiveness is your opinion, but one matter about the interview really irritated me. McGwire […]

How Did Reynolds & Raschi Do It?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Not only is the MLB Network making winter easier to take, its programming is beginning to fascinate me. The channel, this past Saturday night, presented the NBC tapes of Games 6 and 7 of the 1952 World Series, played in Ebbets Field. While Hilda Chester and her cowbell were not heard from the outfield bleachers, […]

Two Days Rest?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Another bit of evidence how baseball has changed in 40 years was revealed in an MLB Network broadcast last week. The channel aired Game 7 of the 1965 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers featuring the late Ray Scott as the Twins voice and, naturally, Vin Scully as the voice of […]

Mex Likely to Return to SNY in 2010

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Good news from Bob Raissman of the Daily News The broadcasting hot stove came to mind while watching SportsNet New York’s Mets log burner this past week. Like what’s going on with Keith Hernandez’s new SNY deal? It looks like progress is being made toward guaranteeing Mex’s return to the Mets booth in 2010. Glad […]

Yanks Win the Pennant

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Final Score Yankees 5, Anaheim 2 7 wins down, 4 more to go for “Girardi’s Minions.” It was a night of exaltation and jubilation at the “New House.” The Yankees finally got the “Rally Monkey” off their backs, defeating the Angels 5-2 to secure the franchises 40th American League Pennant. It was another vintage performance […]

Autograph Wall, Allergic to Leather, Sounds of 69, Massacre

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

- I know we are on the verge of the football season, but did the Yankees and Red Sox need to celebrate with 31 runs and a 20-11 score? - When asked what I thought of this weekend’s series I said the Sox probably would come back and take 2 of 3 at home. I […]

Watch: Save Gate 2 of Yankee Stadium

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

On Sunday, Mark Costello of Save Yankee Stadium Gate 2 joined me live from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB. Of course, you could listen to the replay on Blog Talk Radio, but you can also watch us live on video at WGBB’s Sports Radio NY. Later in the show I ran an interview I […]

Hear Victor Rojas & the Save Gate 2 of Yankee Stadium

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Last night on 1240 AM WGBB I had Mark Costello of Save Yankee Stadium Gate 2 join me live in studio. Mark and fellow group member Richard Lillard, discussed their initiative to preserver Gate 2 on the latest parks department proposal. Hear the genisus of the project during the first half hour of the show. […]

Joba the Cliche, Yankee Pitching, and Frenchy Love

Monday, August 17th, 2009

- Bravo to Mark Feinsand who hit the nail on the head with the MVP discourse and now takes Joba Chamberlain to task. In this morning’s “Blogging the Bombers”, Feinsand talks about how tired Chamberlain’s postgame bromides have become. Instead of sounding like Nook Laloosh, as he often as been referred to by the beats, […]

Victor Rojas Headlines NYBD on WGBB Tonight @10 pm

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Howard is on vacation tonight so there will not be a “Weekly Digest”, but I will be live from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB at 10 pm. I will be joined live in studio by Mark Costello of Save the Yankees Gate 2, as he talks about his quest to perserve an important part […]