Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Some journalists cover wars. Some cover politics. Some taste-test special All-Star Game meatball subs at Citi Field.
So it was Wednesday morning that I found myself in the Caesars Club, sampling a miniature version of the All-Star Meatball Hero that will be unveiled specifically for next month’s festivities at the Mets’ ballyard.
Price: $14. Location: Near section 138.
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Keith Olbermann is among the most polarizing figures in political media, but his passion for baseball long predates his days as a left-leaning lightning rod on MSNBC and later Current TV.
So much so that he noted upon being hired to host TBS' postseason studio show that it would be the third network for which he has done playoff baseball.
"I guess that is a record I'm the only one...Read more »
It has been the sports video sensation of the winter: Fans hither and yon sinking one halfcourt shot after another to win big bucks via assorted promotions.
From college to the NBA, from Brandon, Manitoba, to Miami, Fla., and points between, there have been a dozen or so documented makes since mid-January – and that doesn’t even include the ridonkulous one off a front flip by Ashlee Arnau,...Read more »
Geography makes all the difference for announcers, regardless of whether they are focusing on the basketball court or looking at a TV monitor to see a play.
Washington's Trevor Ariza put up a three-point shot in the final seconds Wednesday night, and if you were watching on television, it looked like it went in.
And from the vantage point of broadcaster Steve Buckhantz, it looked the...Read more »
The Big East, whatever that means these days, will remain on ESPN after the network on Thursday exercised its right to match an offer from NBC, Sports Business Journal reported.
The deal is not finalized, but when that occurs, it is expected to bring the conference more than $20 million per year over six years, less than what it would have commanded before it began to hemorrhage key members...Read more »
Before John Madden revolutionized NFL analysis with his folksy, accessible style, Joe Garagiola played a similar role for baseball over a six-decade career that ended Wednesday when he retired after 15 years on select Diamondbacks games.
Garagiola, 87, called Cardinals and Yankees games on local TV but was most associated with NBC. He also served as a ghostwriter of sorts for his childhood...Read more »
At one point, Luther "Luke" Campbell was the most controversial man in America. That was back in 1989 when he was the frontman for Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew and their, um, not-so-clean album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" was released.
It was an era of Parental Advisory stickers (in the era of cassettes and CDs), a public backlash against rap music that wasn't just...Read more »