MLB Network & Simulcast Two Arizona Fall League Games

This month, MLB Network provides coverage of the Arizona Fall League giving baseball fans a look at some of the top prospects for the upcoming season. To top it off, will webcast the games as well. We have your press release.   MLB NETWORK, MLB.COM TO AIR ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE GAMES LIVE ON NOVEMBER […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Yesterday ended up being quite busy and I think today will as well, but at least I can provide you with the linkage that was lacking on Wednesday. Here we go. Sean Leahy at USA Today notes that the NFL’s skyrocketing ratings are putting pressure on the league in its collecting bargaining with the Players […]

MLB.TV Adds Two New Features & Lowers Price For Rest Of The Season

MLB.TV has added two new features to its video player just in time for the pennant race. One feature which I truly welcome is adding the radio calls and overlaying them over the video calls. So, if you’re watching a Yankee game and don’t want to listen to Michael Kay on YES, you can click […]

The Mid-Week Linkage

I’m home waiting for the boiler repairman so you’re getting linkage early today which is good for you. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who says HBO Sports continues to churn out documentaries despite increased competition from ESPN. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the movie “Jerry McGuire” needs to be updated. Leneli Liggayu of Broadcasting […]

DEVLOPING: Cracks Down On Its Staff Writers On Twitter

Started hearing about this tonight on Twitter and it appears to be confirmed that has ordered its beat writers to stop tweeting non-baseball issues on their accounts. I don’t know if this has anything to do with what Peter Gammons has been tweeting in regards

MLB Network Picks Up's Fantasy 411

MLB Network picks up one of’s longest running programs, Fantasy 411 and will put it on its programming schedule throughout the summer. This also marks a commitment to fantasy leagues which have become extremely popular. Here’s the release: MLB NETWORK & MLB.COM TO PARTNER ON FANTASY PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT THE 2010 REGULAR SEASON Fantasy […]

Wrap Up of The Bloomberg Sports Baseball Launch

Today, I had the opportunity to attend the unveiling of a new statistical program developed by Bloomberg, the same people behind the financial network which helps clients analyze stocks and trends. The unveiling took place at Bloomberg headquarters in New York and representatives from the company as well as were on hand to describe […]

Live from Bloomberg Headquarters, Part 5

We’re now in a question and answer period of the Bloomberg Sports/MLB presentation. I will ask to see if I can get some screen grabs of the program. Some good stuff was demonstrated. You can get more info about the program from The Biz of Baseball.

Live from Bloomberg Headquarters, Part 4

We’re now getting a demonstration of the pro product for the Bloomberg/MLB program and to sign in, one has to use fingerprint verification. Biometric identification! That’s cool. Hitters can be broken down into averages in certain areas in the strike zone. The program can show where hitters hit the best. It also shows where a […]

Live from Bloomberg Headquarters, Part 3

After being fed lunch and commiserating with the always lovely OCD Chick, Amanda Rykoff, we’re finding more about the Bloomberg Sports/MLB product. Writer Jonah Keri is going to be the head of content for Bloomberg Sports and provide articles for for those subscribers to the fantasy program. You’ll be able to compare players stats […]

Live from Bloomberg Headquarters, Part 2

I’m live Tweeting from the launch event so if you want some full reactions, you can go to to read my reactions, plus if you search #BBGSports on Twitter, you’ll see various bloggers and others who give their reactions as well. The program has a lot of bells and whistles. The fact that […]

Live from Bloomberg Headquarters, Part 1

Here at Bloomberg headquarters in New York City and finding some interesting info about its new MLB fantasy product. It will allow you to marry your league from, Yahoo,, etc. and you can change your roster from the Bloomberg program and post it to your fantasy league. It also gives you a way […]

Live From New York, It's Bloomberg Sports

Your humble blogger is at Bloomberg headquarters in New York City today for the launch of a sports data program for Can’t say much about it right now, but suffice to say it’s going to be quite interesting. I’ll blog and hopefully be able to take pictures with my iPhone. If I can’t, you’ll […]

Peter Gammons Talks About Joining MLB Network

On Wednesday at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, Peter Gammons joined MLB Network head honcho Tony Petitti and MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman in a media conference call to announce his joining the channel as well as full-time. On Tuesday, we learned that Peter was leaving ESPN after 20 years and joining […]

BREAKING NEWS: Peter Gammons Joins MLB Network and

Peter Gammons leaves ESPN and picks up two outlets. In addition to working for NESN which will be his home base, Peter also will work for MLB Network. The story leaked just a few short hours after we learned that Peter was leaving ESPN, his place of employment for 20 years. He now joins MLB […]

Late Night Links … Again

After getting a late start to blogging today and not being able to provide links during the day, I thought maybe I can take the night off from blogging. WRONG! Things are breaking tonight. It’s hard to decide where to begin, but let’s go with the New York Times. Andrew Ross Sorkin and Tim Arango […]

Baseball-Related Press Releases

We continue to clear the Fang’s Bites inbox of press releases from yesterday and actually, I have one today that will fit this theme. This is from Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia which says the Phillies helped to set another ratings record for the network. PHILLIES’ RECORD RATINGS STREAK CONTINUES ON COMCAST SPORTSNET Seven Consecutive Years of […]

Some Late Thursday Night/Early Friday Morning Linkage

I’ll give some linkage tonight before I sleep. Newsday’s Neil Best reports that CBS Sports reporter Sam Ryan is giving up her gig as sports anchor at WCBS-TV in New York to focus on her national duties. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says there will be a lot of pressure on Michael Vick to say the right […]

MLB Network Covers the Trade Deadline Plus One More Thing

As a virus and a worm get spread on Twitter, I’ll give you a post where I feel it’s at least somewhat safe. One press release from MLB Network and another from MLB Network says it will devote all day Friday to the Trading Deadline. MLB NETWORK TO AIR 15 HOURS OF LIVE TRADE […]

A Few Sunday Links

Well, with the entire fam getting together for the first time since Christmas time, I won’t be around much today so I’m trying to sneak a blog post in. Just a reminder that there is some breaking news on the Boston sports radio front and head to the Fang’s Bites page at Boston Sports Media […]