E:60 Focuses on MLB With A Reveal From Former Red Sox Pitcher Oil Can Boyd

Tonight on E:60, the ESPN Emmy Award-winning newsmagazine focuses on Major League Baseball with three profiles, one on New York Mets knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, another on St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran and another on former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. Now the profile on Boyd done by ESPN MLB insider […]

Fang's Bites on a Red Sox Spreecast

Coming up at 9:30 p.m., your humble blogger will be the guest on a Red Sox-themed Spreecast hosted by Seth Everett of WIP/KYW in Philadelphia, Fox Sports Radio and 1010 WINS in New York. We’ll talk the latest on the Red Sox in anticipation of the team’s home opener on Friday. You can see it […]

NESN & WBZ-TV Announce New Strategic Partnership

NESN and CBS Boston have announced a on-air partnership that will affect both parties. Starting Friday, NESN’s Red Sox announcing team involving Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Jenny Dell will be seen on WBZ-TV on the station’s local newscasts for pregame appearances for all games, road and away. WBZ’s sports staff including Dan Roche will […]

Back For Some Linkage

Yesterday, I focused on several press releases before heading out for errands. Today, it’s back to the links. Daniel Kaplan at Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL wants to set up local zones in Super Bowl host cities similar to what Indianapolis did with a village and zip line this year. Mike Ozanian of […]

Jenny Dell Makes NESN Debut

After an offseason search that led to region-wide speculation and a hiring that was reported with the fervor of a Presidential Cabinet appointment, Jenny Dell will make her long awaited NESN debut and be introduced during Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. She replaces Heidi Watney who left after last season to join Time Warner […]

Some Quick Monday Night Linkage

Since we did our linkage this morning, there have been several stories worthy of links and they really should not wait until Tuesday. So I’ll do a set of links right now. We start with Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead who reports on a fake tweet about ESPN’s Erin Andrews leaving the network (her […]

Our Tuesday Links

Let’s provide some links now. John Ourand and John Lombardo of Sports Business Journal write that local NBA TV ratings are up thus far. Eric Fisher of SBJ writes that sports arenas have an issue with providing more bandwidth as fans demand wifi access. Paul White at USA Today says the newly-renamed Miami Marlins are […]

NESN Officially Announces Jenny Dell As Red Sox Field Reporter

Chad Finn of the Boston Globe broke the news last week and ESPN helped to confirm the story by deleting all of her videos from its website. Now, NESN has made the announcement official by unveiling that Jenny Dell, a UMass grad, will be the new on-field reporter for Red Sox games, replacing Heidi Watney […]

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 […]

Some Quick Thursday Links

I’ve been all over the place. I think I’m busier on unemployment than when I was working. It’s cut into my blogging time. Thanks for your patience during this time. I’ll provide a few links for you. With the Bill Conlin story continuing to explode, let’s get some links there first. If you’re not familiar, […]

Some Quick Sports Media Thoughts

I’ll do a few thoughts on what’s transpired in sports media this week. As always, they come in bullet form. The NFL came out smelling like roses after the league’s owners approved the new 9 year agreements with CBS, Fox, and NBC. Not only does the league have stability with its players with a long-term […]

Some Monday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

While I’m away from a computer this morning, I provide these thoughts to you so you have some fresh material here. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. As usual, I’ll go in bullet form. We’re three games into NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule and the duo of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock […]

NESN Makes Don Orsillo Signing Official

After Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe broke the news yesterday on Twitter and it being followed by several New England outlets reporting the development, NESN finally made it official today with a press release announcing that Don Orsillo has signed a four year contract, remaining as Red Sox TV voice through the 2015 season. […]

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 […]