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Mike & the Mad Dog Reunite to Bash Mets, Talk Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Radio Row in Indianapolis was abuzz with the reunion of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo on WFAN. It was like old times for the duo, which I analyzed over at Sports Media Watchdog. Like any “Mike & the Mad Dog” show they elected to talk Yankees, bash the Mets, throw in some San Francisco Giants analysis, discuss […]

Did the Yankees Front Office Build Kim Jones’ Profile?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Over at Sports Media Watchdog, I broke down the news regarding Kim Jones departure from the YES Network. It appears that Newsday’s Neil Best and Bob Raissman of the Daily News have a difference of opinion about how “expendable” Jones was to the network. I have long admiRed Jones‘ work from the sidelines. In a time where […]

Bill Madden, Kevin Burkhardt, and Frank Russo on SNY

Monday, November 28th, 2011

This is a few years old, but I wanted to share with everyone our very own Frank Russo’s appearance on SNY with Bill Madden of the Daily News and Mets broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt. Gary Apple is the moderator. Two individuals of interest they talk about are former Yankees Billy Martin and Thurman Munson. You can […]

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 […]

Curry Clarifies “15 Seed” Comment

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Update: 9:00 PM I spoke to Jack Curry about his comments last night. Apparently, Raissman’s reporting of this was skewed. Curry told me “with the Mets starting 4 players who opened the year at Class AAA and the Yankees starting 8 All-Stars, I said the talent comparison was like a 15 vs. 2 seed. When […]

Yanks vs. Plus .500 Teams

Friday, June 18th, 2010

After the Yankees loss last night Mark Feinsand of the Daily News had this to say on Twitter: “Tampa Bay has lost, so the Yankees will remain in a first-place tie if they lose. Not that they deserve it - or that it matters on June 17.” Of course, it elicited the usual hysteria that […]

If Greenies Are Banned There Needs to Be Tradeoffs

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Since steroids became a topic of conversation I always felt that amphetamines were the real culprit behind the pinball numbers displayed at a ballpark near you. Sure, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire had the talent to use PED’s and go from 40 homer players to 65 plus, but what about the reliever that […]

Listen: Subway Series on WGBB @ 9pm

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Instead of doing an AM show, I decided to have some fun tonight and broadcast live from 1240 AM WGBB during the final game of the Subway Series at Citi Field. I am sure most New York fans could do without a second day of national coverage of their favorite team. Turn down the sound, […]

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 […]

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 […]