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K-Rod’s Post Game Celebration

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The wild theatrics of K-Rod’s postgame celebration has long been discussed around here. When I was in Trenton in 2009, Brian Bruney made a point to call out K-Rod (audio enclosed) the day after the “Luis Castillo dropped pop up” game. It was not a secret the Yankees didn’t appreciate his theatrics, all the way back […]

Beltran, Reyes Stepping Up As Leaders

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Kevin Burkhardt interviewed Willie Harris on SNY after the Mets 7-0 win in Pittsburgh. Harris talked about the leadership of Carlos Beltran, and how much it meant to him to have Jose Reyes cheering him on late during his pinch hit at bat. Harris talked about how Beltran isn’t going to let this team quit. […]

Mets Future and SNY

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

On Sunday night, Howard Megdal of the Journal News joined me on my weekly radio show. During our discussion about the Mets ownership drama, I brought up the point that David Einhorn may be inclined to evaluate the Mets on SNY, especially considering he’s gone on record saying he has no interest in the network. […]

Is Moneyball Ruining Offense?

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

During last night’s Mets- Nationals game Ron Darling expressed surprise at how many players take 2-0 fastballs down the middle this year. This was in response to a Washington rally in the seventh that saw Roger Bernadina bail Jonathon Niese out by taking fastballs down the middle ahead of the count with the bases loaded. […]

SNY Continues to Show Thick Skin

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Just a few weeks ago there was talk in the blogosphere how the YES Network censored criticism from their affiliated blogs after the signing of Rafael Soriano. This shouldn’t be a surprise as Bob Raissman of the Daily News doesn’t call them Al-Yankzeera for nothing. Although YES does a fabulous job with their non in […]

New Mets Ownership Dynamic Could be Foreboding

Friday, January 28th, 2011

No one really knows what to take away from today’s news that Fred Wilpon is looking to take on a minority owner. Obviously, the fact he could be liable for as much as a billion dollars from the Madoff Ponzi scheme doesn’t bode well for future solvency. Of course, none of us know the Wilpon’s […]

Keith Hernandez on Leadership, 80′s Mets, Retirement

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I came across this article from the New York Observer that is over ten years old (July 18th, 1999) , but it’s an interesting take on former Mets first basemen Keith Hernandez. Hernandez discusses a myriad of topics with William Berlind ranging from baseball to city night life. Here are some excerpts that I found […]

Was the Omar/Jerry Leak Unfair?

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Last night the SNY booth discussed the news that Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel will not return next season. They took a different position, rather than debate its merit, they took to task the actual act of someone leaking this news three days before the season ended. Cohen discussed how unfair it was to good […]

Watch: Megdal on SNY’s The Baseball Show

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Thought I would pass along an appearance by our very own Howard Megdal with Matt Cerrone of Metsblog on SNY’s “The Baseball Show.”

Mets In Financial Trouble?

Monday, July 5th, 2010

The NY Post threw this interesting, yet very speculative, article (assist to Mets Police) regarding the Mets financial situation. The author, Josh Kosman, cites sources that reiterate the lost money to Bernie Madoff and claim the team is losing $10 million dollars a year and is $700 million in debt. Other claims include a plan […]

Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog Responds to Seinfeld

Friday, June 25th, 2010

If you missed the Seinfeld appearance in the SNY booth from Wednesday night you can read a recap here. One of the funnier moments was when Jerry said he needed to hire “Rusty” the bed bug dog to fumigate his Citi Field suite after Lady Gaga spent time in it. Good job by Seinfeld recognizing […]

Recapping Seinfeld in the Booth

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

SNY continues to do a great job with their game coverage of the Mets (maybe one day they will get the other 19 hours of programming right). The idea to pair up Jerry Seinfeld in the booth with Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen made for an entertaining four and a half innings. Sure, it helped […]

The Fascist Boot Burkhardt

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

During the first inning of today’s Subway Series finale at Yankee Stadium Kevin Burkhardt gave the WPIX viewers, mostly Mets fans, a feel of the Bleacher Creatures. Our good friend Bald Vinny informed me that Burkhardt was booted from the bleachers by Stadium security as they cited a “no media allowed” policy. When I asked […]

YES & SNY Actually “Report” on the Sidelines

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

One of the annoying creations of modern sports on television is sideline reporting. They intrude on the game, ask useless vanilla questions, and disrupt the viewer’s enjoyment of the broadcast. Networks typically focus on the looks of the sideline reporter, so you get tons of attractive females in the position. To say their knowledge of […]

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, […]