I’ll give you some more links on this Wednesday evening.
First, Neil Best of Newsday writes that MLB Network has made its first major hire taking Tony Petitti away from CBS Sports. Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union also has the story in his blog. Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball blog is all over the story as well. Jon Lafayette of TV Week talks about Petitti’s departure from CBS Sports. Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter writes that Petitti will leave CBS Sports on June 1. And we get the story from John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily.
Over to Maury’s Biz of Basketball site which says TNT has added two players to be analysts for the NBA Playoffs.
ESPN.com picks up an AP story about Danica Patrick’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight.
John Consoli of Mediaweek goes over NBC’s one year renewal of its deal with the National Hockey League.
Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Stars have released their local TV schedule for the series against the San Jose Sharks.
The Philadelphia Phanatic Magazine’s daily blog says ratings for the Flyers could not be any better going into the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals.
David Steele of the Baltimore Sun says ESPN missed the bigger picture when trying to expose Miguel Tejada’s age discrepancy.
Bill Ordine of the Sun says one of the bigger dramas at the NFL Draft is seeing which player waits in the Green Room as their value drops which each passing pick.
David Sweet of MSNBC says the NFL Draft has become must see TV.
Michael Futch of the Fayetteville (NC) Observer writes that ESPN Radio has expanded its presence in the market at the expense of a Spanish-language station.
Bill Virgin of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer profiles sports radio reporter Neil Scott who also hosts a show on recovery.
Rick Bentley of the Fresno Bee talks briefly about Heidi Watney moving East to join NESN (scroll down).
That’s all for tonight.