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Grapefruit Roundup Tonight at 8pm

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Erik Boland, Yankees beat reporter for Newsday, will kick off the show. We discuss Bobby Valentine‘s comments and some of Erik’s early observations from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Here Vinny Cartiglia of Metsblog, who spent the last few days watching the team work out in Port St. Lucie. Finally, the newest Mets Hall of Famer, […]

Mike Francesa Takes Unnecessary Shot at the Mets

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

What about a reunion with Russo, now the afternoon host on Sirius XM Satellite Radio? “I would say there’s a better chance that the Mets win the pennant,” Francesa said. - Mike Francesa to Newsday Neil Best regarding the end of his contract in 2014 There are tons of nuggets in Best’s column about Francesa’s potential […]

Morning Digest: First Ever Sports Talk Call Edition

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Yesterday, Neil Best of Newsday educated us on the first every sports talk call, which was taken by the legendary Bill Mazer. The first-time caller, first-time listener would be a man in his 60s now, presumably still a fan with a phone. Perhaps he even weighed in this week on Jose Reyes‘ contract or Derek […]

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 […]

Doubleday, Not Wilpon, Approved Piazza Contract

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

On Sunday, Newsday sports reporter Jim Baumbach joined me on 1240 AM WGBB. Last week, Baumbach caught up with former Mets owner/co-owner Nelson Doubleday. In 2003, Doubleday had some harsh words for the Wilpon’s when he sold his 50% share. He was far more sensitive (subscription required) when speaking with Baumbach last week. Something that […]

NYBD on WGBB Tonight at 10pm

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I will be live from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB tonight at 10pm I hope to have former Yankee, and current hitting/pitching coach of the Newark Bears, Jim Leyritz join me. We will talk about his new role with the Bears and remember his postseason heroics. Newsday sports reporter Jim Baumbach returns to the […]

Cliff Lee’s Buddy Thinks He Stays in Texas

Friday, December 10th, 2010

via Jim Baumbach of Newsday at Twitter: A friend of Cliff Lee who saw him yesterday predicts — with no inside information — that Lee will pick Rangers over Yankees.less than a minute ago via webJim Baumbachjimbaumbach Yes, this Cliff Lee sweepstakes has taken on a Lebron James type feel. This is the downfall of […]

Scout Skeptical About the Yanks

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

On Friday, Ken Davidoff of Newsday shared one scouts opinion on the Yankees which I figured I would share since it’s behind the pay wall for many: “The Yankees are in trouble. Posada can’t catch anymore, and what do they do if Cervelli gets hurt? Montero isn’t ready.Romine doesn’t hit. Teixeira is pull happy and […]

Girardi Might Not Take Two Lefties

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

I had Yankees beat reporter for Newsday Erik Boland on Sunday’s show. We talked, among other things, about the Yankees bullpen. An interesting bit of information from Boland was that Joe Girardi will not necessarily take two lefties north. Both Boone Logan and Royce Ring have been pitching ok, but the crowded Yankees bullpen, even […]

Listen: E-Boland and the Bombers

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Yankees beat reporter for Newday Erik Boland joined me on last night’s show. Erik talked about the Yankees lineup with Nick Johnson batting second and Robinson Cano fifth. He also broke down how the battle for the bullpen is shaking out, why the Yanks may not take a second lefty, who he thinks will get […]

Listen: Grapefruit Roundup Tonight @7pm

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Jam packed show tonight starting at 7pm I will be joined by: - Matt Cerrone of Metsblog - Yankees beat reporter for Newsday Erik Boland. - Tim Marchman of SI talks about his column all 30 MLB General Managers - Joe D’Agostin chats about Gil Hodges and the Hall of Fame Of course, Howard Megdal […]

Photos & Audio on Yankee Stadium Demolition

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

This has been a slow baseball weekend, but I wanted to share some updated photos from WCBS 880 of the demolition of Yankee Stadium. First, here is the latest where the lower level of the Stadium has been removed. There is also the photo gallery which you can see numerous pictures. If you remember, a […]

Yankee Stadium Soon to be No More

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Jim Baumbach of Newsday had a chance to take a tour of the old Yankee Stadium yesterday. Although the structure remains the Stadium is a shell (no pun intended) of its former shelf. Check out the photo gallery at Newsday as well as Jim’s tour of the remains with Ray Negron. I am hoping to […]

It’s Obvious Francesa Doesn’t Read the News

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Neil Best provides a transcript regarding Mike Francesa’s uncalled for attack on the Newsday reporter. Here is one Francesa quote that stands out: “Right now I think Newsday is the only one that actually does charge. I’m not sure. There might be a couple of others. I think the Times does, too. Don’t you have […]

Newsday Ups the Ante

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

This morning the New York Newsday announced that their online newspaper will be the first to charge for content. According to the newsday.com “Those who are not customers of Optimum Online or the newspaper - both owned by Cablevision will have to pay a $5 weekly fee. However, nonpaying customers will have access to some […]