Our busy Wednesday is continuing. News just keeps coming out of the woodwork.
David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch says the Boston Herald’s John Tomase will finally come out of hiding and give his explanation later this week as to what happened with his mysterious source in the Patriots videotape story.
And David Heuschkel of the Hartford Courant says former Patriots employee Matt Walsh will be working with HBO Sports on a story about Spygate. No word if this will be for Real Sports or Costas Now.
Ian over at the Sox & Dawgs blog has the video from today’s Red Sox-Orioles game in which Manny Ramirez makes a great running catch, then high fives a fan, then throws the ball into the infield for a double play. The video has to be seen to be believed.
Who knew that ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons is a disgruntled employee? Will Leitch of Deadspin has the e-mail exchange between him and Simmons as to why the former Boston Sports Guy hasn’t been writing as much for the website.
The following link comes courtesy of Neil Best of Newsday. Daniel Kaplan and John Ourand of Sports Business Journal report that YES Network is not for sale. Last August, Fortune Magazine reported that YES was for sale, a story that was quickly denied by the New York Yankees, but it appears that any sale is definitely off the table.
Another link courtesy of Neil, the Big Lead has a guest post from former Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard.
Speaking of Neil, he has a complete recap of ESPN’s network upfront presentation from Tuesday. Neil writes that SNY’s Mets announcing crew will do Thursday’s game from the upper echelons of Shea Stadium.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says some Olympic sponsors may be pulling back their plans for hospitality suites for the Summer Games in Communist China. And Darren talks to the owner of a website which keeps track of celebrity endorsers and the products they actually use.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that Monday night’s Game 2 between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia was the highest rated NHL game on Versus. And Reynolds writes that thanks to the NBA Playoffs, TNT has won the cable primetime ratings for a second week in a row. Linda Moss of Multichannel clarifies some confusion over the Outdoor Channel’s status on DirecTV.
Rick Kissell of Variety writes that TNT’s NBA Playoffs telecasts on cable even beat NBC’s American Gladiators in the ratings.
Joseph De Avila of the Wall Street Journal talks with NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Adam Silver about the NBA’s increased TV ratings and digital rights.
Awful Announcing says ESPN will devote two hours of coverage to the NBA Draft Lottery which is one hour and fifty minutes too long.
Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim gives his opinions on the new US Open contract with ESPN in his weekly tennis mailbag.
David Brauder of MinnPost.com writes that ESPN has hired Minneapolis Star Tribune Vikings beat reporter Kevin Seifert continuing a trend of hiring writers from established newspapers.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle talks with Hannah Storm about her move to ESPN.
Tim Wilkin of the Albany Times Union did not enjoy watching the Preakness Draw on ESPN.
The Orbitcast satellite radio blog says XM will carry six major college conference baseball tournaments starting May 21st.
That will do it for tonight.