Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
SNY will go with a four-man booth for Tuesday night’s Giants-Mets game, which to one of the four “sounds like a bad idea on its face. I don’t even know if the chairs will fit.’’
So said Jerry Seinfeld in advance of his second stint as a guest analyst and first since 2010. He is set to join Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez for an evening of baseball and kibitzing.
“To spend...Read more »
As a practical matter, the Mets’ departure from WFAN should not be a huge deal. The team will appear on a major radio station in 2014 and beyond, and fans will adjust soon enough.
But the news the Yankees would be taking the Mets’ place on the dial hit fans hard emotionally, partly because of a crosstown rival moving into their team’s old house, and partly because of the Mets’ extraordinary...Read more »
Chris Majkowski figured Gary Cohen on SNY and Howie Rose on WFAN might refer Wednesday night to the 20th anniversary of the last Mets game he missed as a radio producer/engineer.
What he did not expect was to see his milestone noted on the Citi Field scoreboard, and with a cake in the booth.
“I didn’t see it coming at all,’’ he said Thursday. “I was just hoping if Gary...Read more »
As dog days promotions involving sub-.500 baseball teams go, this one is creative enough to warrant a mention here.
Starting next week, SNY will give away a signed Keith Hernandez scorecard for each game the analyst works.
SNY will pose a trivia question related to Hernandez during Mets games, and the 17th fan correctly to answer it on Twitter will get one of his famously intricate scorecards....Read more »
Mrs. Met has been busy in the two weeks since she made her Citi Field debut, first schmoozing with journalists at an event to showcase All-Star Game dining options, then showing up on the field with Mr. Met July 3. But things will get really hectic next week, culminating with an expected appearance at Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
Mrs. Met existed as a cartoon character in the 1960s and appeared...Read more »
While fans watching on TV will hear Chris Berman’s trademark “back, back, back” call for Monday’s Home Run Derby on ESPN, those at Citi Field will get Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
MLB invited the ESPN Radio morning hosts to be in-stadium announcers. Why? “In all candor, I don’t know,” Greenberg said. “But we said, ‘Absolutely.’”
By the way, Greenberg is a Yankees fan. How might that...Read more »
Matt Harvey, who bares (almost) all for ESPN The Magazine’s annual “Body Issue” that hits newsstands this week, barely made it into the publication.
Neely Lohmann, senior deputy editor and producer of the Body Issue, said the athlete list was complete when she heard from Harvey’s publicist last month that he was interested.
“This came very close to when we were about to go to press,”...Read more »
It is not unusual for the 2013 Mets to be a pop culture punch line, but at least they have company. Take the 1968 Mets. Please.
On a recent “Mad Men,’’ the character Arnold Rosen tells his “friend’’ (long story) Don Draper that he has been meaning to invite him to a game and often has access to Mets tickets. “Well, I’m glad you didn’t,’’ Draper says.
Jon Hamm, who plays Draper, is a...Read more »
Big night in sports Tuesday, even for those of us who had to miss some of it for the high school track and field awards banquet. (Did I mention my daughter set a school record in the pole vault?)
Many people certainly watched. SNY scored its highest Mets rating of the season for Zack Wheeler's first MLB start, averaging 3.23 percent of New York-area homes after entering the night with a season...Read more »
Remember my blog post Friday in which SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda revealed that while he is a fan of Jerry Seinfeld - who had called Ojeda his favorite person on TV in a Twitter post two days earlier - he never has actually seen Seinfeld's iconic 1990s show, "Seinfeld"?
Well, if not, check the link above or read the cut and paste below. Anyway, Ojeda's admission shocked many fans of...Read more »