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Neil Best here on Thursday, updating, correcting and clarifying the item below that I posted Tuesday.
While it's true that WOR's Mets broadcasts are set to appear on WLIR (107.1 FM) the next two seasons, there is no agreement in place regarding the other four (less important) frequencies mentioned in my original story.
Actually none of it is official yet, but the WLIR part should be...Read more »
SNY announced Tuesday that Gary Apple will replace Chris Carlin as the network's primary studio host for Mets games alongside analyst Bob Ojeda.
Carlin, who had been in that role the previous five seasons, will remain with the network, including as a co-host of the show "Loud Mouths" and as an anchor on SNY's nightly news and highlights show.
Apple has been a member of the SNY staff...Read more »
The Islanders are beginning their post-Olympic schedule with a flurry of home games - Thursday night, followed by afternoon tilts Saturday and Sunday.
Good thing MSG Plus play-by-play man Howie Rose has Friday to chillax and recharge!
Oh, wait . . . no.
Under normal circumstances that is surely what Rose would have done, passing up the Mets' spring opener against the Nationals...Read more »
The Mets and Clear Channel Media, their new radio partner, announced Thursday that Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will move with the team from WFAN to WOR for the 2014 season.
The news was expected, but earlier in the offseason Clear Channel had considered former players to replace Lewin before settling on having him back.
Rose will begin his 19th season calling Mets games and Lewin his third....Read more »
So as I was saying on the blog Monday, Howie Rose and Josh Lewin likely will move with the Mets from WFAN to WOR this season.
Still nothing official, but ESPN New York reported Tuesday night that Rose and Lewin will be back, and I am told the official announcement should come by week's end.
WOR had strongly considered bringing a former player into the booth alongside Rose, but nothing...Read more »
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 »