I’m back from New York after attending the Blogs With Balls conference. Actually, I got back around midnight, but I was so tired, I hit the bed and didn’t get up until after 9:30 this morning. I updated Twitter from the conference between 10 and 4, but after that, I couldn’t do anything as my iPhone battery ran out. I should have brought my iPod Touch with me as a backup. Next time.
It was a good time and I’ll give you an entire recap coming up. I’ll do the links first.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who just finished doing a fellowship at the University of Michigan says the Red Wings loss in the Stanley Cup Finals adds to Motor City’s malaise.
Newsday’s Neil Best links to a great MLB.com video showing all four calls of the now-infamous Luis Castillo dropped pop-up leading to a dramatic Yankees win over the Mets on Friday.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says in the Yankees universe, silence is deafening.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman speculates on the next TV move for Boomer Esiason.
I ask the New York Post, what have you done with the real Phil Mushnick because he actually writes a very good preview piece on the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black today. There’s no hate, venom or vitriol. Is this the real Phil Mushnick?
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette looks forward to watching MLB Network’s “The Pen” tonight.
Laura Nachman says a former Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reporter is now part of MLB Network.
Jim Williams of the DC Examiner profiles Fang’s Bites fav from the 2008 Olympics Lindsay Czarniak who’s working the pits today for TNT’s coverage of the Lifelock 400.
The Sports Media Journal’s Ray Frager recaps a discussion on Twitter during CNN’s Reliable Sources segment today. Ray also wonders why NBC did not follow up with a replay of the mad scramble in front of the Pittsburgh net in the final seconds of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman reports that the FBI is investigating the owner of the Windy City’s web radio station for questionable business practices.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with Joe Buck about the new HBO show.
Artie Gigantino from the San Francisco Examiner enjoyed Comcast SportsNet California’s story on former Kings guard now Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Let’s catch up on some posts from the Sports Media Watch. SMW says 16 million people watched Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Belmont Stakes performed relatively well despite having no shot of a Triple Crown winner this year. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals cleaned up in the ratings on Friday. And here’s Paulsen’s Weekend Ratings Predictions.
Steve Lepore’s Puck The Media also talks about the Game 7 ratings for the Stanley Cup Finals.
Joe Favorito talks about the responsibility athletes and the media have.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball says the 100th Millionth fan attending an MLB game was found on Saturday.
Hmmm. That’s all I can find for now. I’ll be back later with the Blogs With Balls recap and hopefully some more stuff today. See you later.