Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
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 »
Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason remained without a TV simulcast for their WFAN radio show as of Friday, but they figure to land somewhere soon, with CBS Sports Network and YES believed to be the leading candidates.
But Dan Ronayne, executive VP of MSG Networks, did not rule out a return to MSG (which has a right to match any offer), saying Tuesday:
“The situation is not resolved. We...Read more »
The final ratings are in for the local baseball nines, and as you might expect in this playoff-free season, they are grim.
Last year, Yankees games on YES averaged 3.92 percent of New York-area homes, the network’s lowest such figure in a decade. Now that looks like the good old days.
YES’ average rating fell by a third to 2.62 in 2013, despite a late wild-card race and emotional farewells...Read more »
Everyone knows the Yankees had, um, mixed emotions about Alex Rodriguez returning to the fold rather than, say, folding his tent and going away for good.
But there is no downside to A-Rod when it comes to YES Network ratings.
That was proven Monday night when his not-so-triumphant return to the big leagues helped YES average 4.34 percent of homes in the New York market for the Yankees-White...Read more »
Michael Kay has been around the Yankees on a daily basis for a quarter century now, but his acting debut has him playing a “Belichick-ian’’ high school football coach, complete with a hoodie with the sleeves cut short.
Also Belichick-ian: Kay does not say much, just a handful of lines in Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups 2,’’ premiering Friday.
But that was more than enough for the YES play-by-play...Read more »