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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 […]

Weekly Roundup Tonight @ 8pm

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Join me during the Yankees-Angels game for this week’s radio program at 8pm. We will kick off talking Yankees baseball. Is Mark Teixeira on the way out? What do the Yankees do with Phil Hughes? How do the Bombers look now that they have righted the ship after a 0-3 starter? Hear NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo and Stevem […]

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 […]

Yanks & Mets Uncomfortable With Mad Dog Radio?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo likes to do an annual tour of spring training camps in March to help promote his radio program. In each visit he requests a conversation with both the GM and manager, as any program doing such a remote would.  However, Bob Raissman reports in today’s Daily News that both the Mets and Yankees […]

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 […]

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.  

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson - When the Yankees acquired […]

Morning Digest: Classic Media Meltdown Edition

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The New York media has gone soft. As someone who started watching sports in the first days of WFAN, the era of the Worst Team Money Could Buy, and when George Steinbrenner had his fastball I can attest to it. I am not asking for what happened here in the 70s. You aren’t going to […]

Remembering El Duque, Cone Argues Sabermetrics, Zambrano’s Legacy, Munson Bio on SABR, Batting Stance Guy Imitates the MLB Network

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

It appears Orlando Hernandez is finally going to hang up his spikes and announce his retirement. I believe El Duque has been retired since he hurt his big toe late in the 2007 season with the Mets. Although he pitched only 9 seasons in the big leagues, he left his mark as one of the great postseason […]

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 […]

Bam-Tino, Michael Kay’s Big Head, the Claw

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I enjoyed watching Old Timers’ Day on the YES Network. There was an obvious Mets flavor to the festivities as Darryl Strawberry, Lee Mazzilli, David Cone, and Dwight Gooden. A few of the guys look like they could still play. Jeff Nelson was actually throwing pretty hard and, of course, there was the home run […]

WFAN Should Fear ESPN New York

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

No matter how successful a business is there always has to be a plan to stay #1. Unless there is congressional legislation to keep WFAN atop the ratings leader boards, there should be some uneasiness over at the offices of CBS. Knowing that ESPN New York is about to launch is less than two weeks […]

Pettitte Calling it a Career

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Steve S over at The Yankees U relays information via Jack Curry of the YES Network. Curry said that Pettitte made it very clear he doesn’t plan on pitching past this season, saying that he accomplished everything he wanted to do last year in playing in the new ballpark and winning a World Series. It […]

Bring Cone Back Where He Belongs

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Yesterday Bob Klapisch reported the working relationship between David Cone and the YES Network may be over. I agree with James Kannengieser of Amazin’ Avenue, who proposed that SNY consider bringing Cone into their broadcasting stable. It’s a great idea since Cone can do a combination of studio analysis, and sub in during one of […]