Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Baseball remains the picture of health on a regional basis, as evidenced by the 55.2 percent of homes in the Boston market that watched Game 6 of the World Series.
But on a national basis the Fall Classic is a shell of its old self, and now regularly is out-rated by the NBA Finals.
This year’s Series averaged 8.9 percent of homes and 14.9 million viewers. That is up 17 percent from 2012,...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 »
After two visits in six seasons, the All-Star Game is unlikely to return to New York until Matt Harvey is retired. So it is understandable that there is considerable interest in tickets to the big event at Citi Field next week.
Early Monday, the average asking price for a ticket strip for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday was $1,103.22, according to TiqIq.com, up from $1,098.23 last year, $613.61...Read more »
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 »