Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
If you are younger than 35, you likely don't remember life before WFAN, and therefore life before that station carried Mets games.
Thursday, all that changed when the Yankees made their debut as the station's home team, with the Mets having relocated slightly up the dial at WOR.
The station did not make a big deal about the Pirates-Yankees game and the milestone that came with it, perhaps...Read more »
Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo now are batting .333 on sports-themed Broadway shows, having enjoyed modest success with “Lombardi” then seeing “Magic/Bird’’ and now “Bronx Bombers’’ close after about a month.
The Yankees-centric play opened Feb. 6 and will be no more after next Sunday’s performance.
While that’s a better lifetime average than some of the show’s characters, including...Read more »
Who knew when I saw “Bronx Bombers’’ Tuesday that Derek Jeter (played by Christopher Jackson) was less than 24 hours from officially becoming a legend-in-waiting to join his fellow historical characters in the play?
So starting Wednesday the sight of Jeter in the company of actors playing Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and the rest of the old gang on Broadway surely had...Read more »
Carlos Silva, the longtime producer and engineer for Yankees radio broadcasts on WCBS, died Sunday at age 50 of esophageal and stomach cancer, CBS Radio's website reported.
Silva had worked with announcers John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman since 2006; the team's radio broadcasts will move from WCBS to WFAN in 2014.
Silva originally was diagnosed in 2012 but worked the entire 2013 season...Read more »
It's not quite as romantic as pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, but another early harbinger of spring is ESPN's announcement of its early "Sunday Night Baseball" slate.
This season - the network's 25th carrying Sunday night MLB games - features three games involving Our Yankees: hosting the Red Sox and Angels April 13 and 27, and visiting the Orioles July...Read more »
One of the oldest tricks in the public relations book is to wait until late Friday afternoon to release news that you want buried.
But Major League Baseball and/or the arbitrator deciding the Alex Rodriguez case took that a somewhat comical step further by announcing a ruling on A-Rod's appeal of his 211-game suspension on a Saturday morning.
And not just any Saturday morning, but the...Read more »
Stocking stuffer alert: Pat Hughes, radio voice of the Cubs, has released the latest in his series of CDs that chronicle the careers of famous baseball play-by-play men, in this case the Yankees’ Mel Allen.
There is plenty of cool audio here for fans of a certain age to enjoy, including Allen calling the 1938 World Series before he ever had worked a regular-season major league game.
Another...Read more »
Famously feisty Yankees president Randy Levine leaped to the team’s defense Tuesday when questioned about the team’s high ticket prices by former New York State attorney general Robert Abrams.
For good measure, he threw in a playful jab at Abrams, now a partner at Strook & Strook & Lavan, a law firm that hosted a breakfast forum on sports business that featured Levine.
“With...Read more »
As far as I can tell, this is an actual thing: Hallmark Channel announced Monday that it will carry the first ever "Kitten Bowl" on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with John Sterling on play-by-play and Beth Stern, wife of Howard, as host.
No, really. I think.
Kitten Bowl will be conducted in association with North Shore Animal League America, with all of the participating kittens...Read more »
Tuesday night's HBO "Real Sports" features a Bryant Gumbel sitdown with Reggie Jackson, who is promoting his new book, "Becoming Mr. October," in which he weighs in on a number of topics.
One of them is the way he was portrayed in the ESPN series, "The Bronx is Burning," back in 2007. Another is his ongoing dislike of Billy Martin.
Here are excerpts from...Read more »