This is a crazy day. Just when you think things will calm down, you get more news to blog about. With the Dan Patrick announcement, lost in the shuffle was the fact that former NESN Bruins play-by-play announcer Dale Arnold got to give his version of events on WEEI today.
Bruce Allen on the Boston Sports Media Watch blog recaps what Arnold said. Apparently, Dale wanted a multi-year deal, but was offered studio host position which he felt was a demotion. And he found out of NESN’s final decision in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald on Saturday. Once again, NESN takes out a talented announcer in a very poor manner, if Dale’s version is correct. Sean McDonough was dropped from Red Sox broadcasts in a similar fashion.
And David Scott from Boston Sports Media Watch monitored the Boston Bruins’ message boards and saw that Dale (or someone writing as Dale) has posted on one. Dale fires some shots at NESN and it makes for good reading.
You can hear his comments in its entirety by going to the WEEI Audio Vault.