On this Sunday in which I’ve already done a lot of errands and yard work and still have to attend a friend’s mother’s wake, I’ll provide some quick links before I go.
Richard Goldstein of the New York Times looks back at Murcer’s career on the field and in the booth.
Kevin Kernan of the New York Post says Murcer was a beloved member of the Yankees family.
Bob Weiner of the Schenectady Gazette writes that Murcer will be missed.
Bob Raissman in a really nice column in today’s New York Daily News says Murcer taught us to believe.
Turning to other stories now, Phil Mushnick of the Post is rooting for a new sports talk show that debuts in the New York Metro area tomorrow.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter writes that Fox and MLB are trying to reverse a downward ratings trend for the All-Star Game.
Mike Tankersley of the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser says Braves fans will be able to find their games easier thanks to a channel lineup shuffle by Charter Communications.
Stephen Wade of the Associated Press writes that Communist China is still balking at opening access to Tienamen Square and other areas in Beijing to Olympic broadcasters including NBC.
The Indianapolis Star says the first ever outdoor professional basketball game between the WNBA’s New York Liberty and Indiana Fever will be shown on MSG Network and FSN Indiana this coming weekend.
Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News talks with Ted Griggs, the vice president and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. And Griggs top Purdy’s list of the Top 25 Most Powerful People in Bay Area Sports.
That’s going to do it for now. The Week Ahead will come to you sometime this evening.