MLB Network to Air 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Announcement

Unlike last year when the Baseball Writers Association of America chose not to vote anyone into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it’s expected at least one player will make it to Cooperstown, NY later this year. Greg Maddux, Jack Morris, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio are among the candidates hoping they’ll get the […]

Heidi Watney Joins MLB Network

Just announced now by MLB Network, former NESN sideline reporter Heidi Watney will be joining the MLB-owned TV network in January. Since leaving NESN in 2011, she went to Time Warner Cable SportsNet to work as a sideline reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers, however, she was dropped before the season began. Watney will work […]

Tuesday Night Linkage

I owe you linkage. I’m in a bad stretch so linkage is scarce. I try to give you breaking news when I can. Let’s start with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who reports that MLB on Fox will go eight straight weeks in primetime during the upcoming 2012 season. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King says it’s […]

Churning Out Some MLK Day Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this MLK Day, a holiday for some of you. We’ll begin with a story from an unusual source, Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Nick Summers of Newsweek writes about how ESPN’s subscriber fees could force cable providers to place the network on pay tiers. Michael Hiestand at USA Today reports that CBS […]

Some Tuesday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t written a sports media thoughts post in quite some time. I owe you one do let’s do this without further delay. As always, they come in bullet form. Last night’s BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and LSU was another dull affair, just like their first game in the regular season. ESPN did […]

A Friday Evening Megalink Thing

Let’s give you some linkage on this Friday. Been a busy day. You deserve some links The Weekend Viewing Picks provide your sports and entertainment TV watching. And now to your links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand and Mike McCarthy debate whether networks should hire ex-coaches knowing full well they could make news and leave […]

Heidi Watney Bungee Jumps In New Zealand

Heidi Watney may be leaving New England for Southern California, but you can’t say she’s fearful. During a recent vacation to New Zealand, the birthplace of adventure sports, the former Red Sox field reporter took a bungee jump at the site of the very first commercial jump. Heidi decided to chronicle her adventure in the […]

A Few Late Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Since the posts were sparse on Tuesday, I’ll give you some sports media thoughts here. All in bullet form as usual. I haven’t said much about ESPN’s handling of the Bernie Fine Syracuse story. I wanted to get some facts before commenting. I’m really distressed that ESPN held onto the tape of what was reportedly […]

Time For Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some links. May not be a full set. Depends on how much I can get done here. We’ll start with Alexandra Bruell of Advertising Age who says Penn State University has hired a public relations firm to help with crisis management for the Jerry Sandusky story. John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says […]

NESN’s Statement on Heidi Watney

I guess it’s official now. After reports surfaced this week that Heidi Watney was finished at NESN after four seasons as Red Sox field reporter, we get this official statement from the New England Sports Network. Statement from NESN President & CEO Sean McGrail: “Heidi Watney will not be returning to NESN next year. She […]

Various Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts column in quite some time. And to boot, I’m doing this on the iPad. Not that you should care, but this will cause me to pause and think which is dangerous. Anyway, I’ll do this in bullet form. Thanks for your indulgence. The Penn State media coverage has not been […]

It’s Time For Mid-Week Linkage

It’s Wednesday. It’s mid-week and it’s time for some sports media links. Let’s get to them without further delay. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the “get” of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky for “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. While NBC and Bob Costas are being praised for the Sandusky interview, […]

NESN’s Heidi Watney Catches Don Orsillo & Jerry Remy Sleeping On the Job

In the latest edition of her video diary, NESN Red Sox field reporter Heidi Watney took her camera and shot a behind-the-scenes look at Fenway Park while Hurricane Irene was bearing down on New England. It was during the August 27 day-night doubleheader between the Oakland A’s and Boston Red Sox. First, Heidi is looking […]

A Thursday Grind Linkage

Let’s get the linkage out on this Thursday. The weekend is almost here. Here’s an interesting article and I’m watching to see how it plays out. Eriq Gardner at Hollywood Reporter writes that Comcast is suing DirecTV over “deceptive claims” of free televised NFL games and exploiting the end of the lockout to conduct a […]

People You Should Follow On Twitter, Part 7

I continue with my mini-series, People You Should Follow On Twitter. You have all types of accounts in sports business and sports media, college basketball and football, MLB, NFL, NHL, Golf, Olympics and Soccer. And you can find the previous installments here, here, here, here, here and here. Through the first six installments, we have […]