As many of you return to work today, time for some linkage.
Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, he says ESPN will conduct an announcing experiment during tonight’s Dodgers-Cardinals game.
Mike Freeman from CBSSports.com, who wrote a book about problems at ESPN, writes that ESPN has put together a list of 100 banned reporters in regards to the Erin Andrews story. Thanks to The Big Lead for the link.
Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal has an extensive look at the rise and fall of Nashville Predators co-owner Boots Del Biaggio.
Dan Steinberg of On the DL recaps an interview Fox Sports and MMA enthusiast Jay Glazer did with WNYC’s On the Media in his Sporting News column.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir recaps the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks about Nick Peters who was inducted into the Writers wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Neil loves Batting Stance Guy.
The angry Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says there’s no hiding the empty seats at Yankee Stadium.
To Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner who talks with Versus’ Phil Liggett about the 2010 Tour de France.
And Jim discusses the premiere of a new sports radio show on the local ESPN Radio affiliate.
Travis Sawchik from the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier says with the ACC starting its media days this week, the conference is now looking ahead to its TV negotiations in hopes of increasing its rights fees.
Paul Strelow of The State says ACC Commissioner John Swofford hopes to bridge the gap in TV rights money between the super rich SEC and the ACC which is now fallen to fifth of the 6 BCS conferences in TV money.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks back at the weekend in TV sports.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel profiles ESPN Dictator George Bodenheimer.
From the Dallas Morning News, Barry Horn congratulates former NBC/TSN/MSG Network analyst Tony Kubek on his enshrinement to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post talks with an FSN Rocky Mountain anchor/reporter who originally wanted to go into international business.
Jerry Crowe of the Los Angeles Times has Dodgers voice Vin Scully recalling the day where he caught his big break during a cold afternoon at Fenway Park back in 1949.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says there’s a double standard when it comes to judging female sportscasters.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star feels the Canadian Open deserves more TV coverage.
In the Batter-up with Bruno blog, Amanda Bruno talks about Gordon Edes of Yahoo! giving shoutouts to his former Boston Globe copy editors during the Orioles-Red Sox game on NESN.
Kristine Leahy has a new edition of The Five on WEEI.com.
That’s going to do it for today.