Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Monday night's episode of "Costas at the Movies" on MLB Network features "A League of Their Own," with Commack Bob interviewing director Penny Marshall and actress Geena Davis.
MLBN was nice enough to send some excerpted quotes along, especially the first one.
Penny Marshall on Demi Moore almost being cast as Dottie Hinson:
“Demi Moore, I liked, but by the time...Read more »
The big sports-related news out of the Oscar nominations Thursday was that for the first time, not one but two best picture nominees are about Eagles fans: “Silver Linings Playbook’’ and “Les Miserables.’’
Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Anyway, more about “Silver Linings Playbook’’ closer to the actual awards show. For now let us focus on more immediate sports movie news:
Monday MLB Network...Read more »
Joe Buck already has the record for most World Series as a TV play-by-play man with 14, and he only is 43. So how high might that number eventually go?
Well, Fox has rights through 2013, so that should get him to 16. But Sports Business Journal reported Wednesday the network is close to keeping the event through 2021, part of MLB renewals with Fox, Turner and ESPN that would roughly double...Read more »
Oh, that fantastic laugh that belongs to Magic Johnson.
It is on display throughout most of this clip from his Sept. 18, 2012, segment on HBO's "Real Sports" where he talks about buying the Los Angeles Dodgers....Read more »
Let’s face it, Major League Baseball long has been, um, coolness challenged.
Addressing that was part of the idea behind the MLB Fan Cave, which debuted last season in the former Tower Records store on lower Broadway - and adjacent to the NYU campus - and has returned with a new décor designed in part to dial up the hipness meter further.
“We’ve been trying to talk to younger audiences...Read more »
Veteran Yankees fan Michael Azzue, assistant supervisor of golf operations at Bethpage State Park, narrates open from Friday night's coverage of Tigers-Yankees tilt on MLB Network. Cool.
Azzue, best known as the guy who hands out numbered bracelets to golfers who sleep in their cars in hopes of scoring a tee time at Bethpage Black, met John Smoltz and MLB Network producers in 2010 at the course....Read more »
Last month I created a bit of a stir by quoting YES president Tracy Dolgin calling YES a "homer network," in the sense his announcers root for the Yankees to win. He argued there is nothing either wrong or unusual about that for a local telecast.
It's an interesting debate, so I brought up the topic to one of the most interesting analysts in YES' 10-year history: Jim Kaat, now of...Read more »
The broadcast networks’ entertainment divisions long ago abandoned Saturday nights, which left an opening for sports divisions to offer live events.
ABC has had success with college football in the autumn, and now Fox is further expanding its prime time baseball presence this spring and summer.
The network will have regionalized coverage on eight consecutive Saturdays beginning May 19,...Read more »