Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield has joined NESN as an in-studio Red Sox analyst. His first appearance will be on Saturday night’s pre-game show with Tom Caron and Jim Rice.
In case you haven’t noticed, Jerry Remy missed the final two games of the White Sox series over the weekend and Monday night’s win over the A’s. According to NESN.com, he’s battling a sinus infection. Peter Abraham, Nick Cafardo and Peter Gammons have helped fill in in the booth during Rem-Dawg’s absence.
So, you turned on the Red Sox game Monday and wondered, who is that guy with Don Orsillo? Well, it’s former Twins shortstop Roy Smalley, who replaced Jerry Remy as the color commentator for NESN’s broadcast of the Red Sox-Twins game. According to NESN.com, Remy was “under the weather.” He hopes to be back in [...]
The 2012 season is about a month old and already two things are very clear: I miss last year’s bullpen and last year’s “sideline” reporter. Sorry folks, but Jenny Dell is not really doing it for me. I know, I know, the women reading this are calling me a superficial pig and the fellas reading this [...]
Goodbye Heidi. It was nice knowing you. Everyone, say hello to Jenny Dell! Dell, a UMass graduate, will become NESN’s new Red Sox in-game reporter, according to the Boston Globe’s Chad Finn. She replaces Heidi Watney, who left at the end of last year to become a reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Praising Rage Against The Machine ESPN gets criticized with great regularity. Much of the scrutiny is deserved. Segments like, “Who’s Now” on “SportsCenter” feel forced. I shake my head when Skip Bayless argues Aaron Hernandez’s fried chicken entrée could be a harbinger of trouble ahead for the Patriots. Lastly, Herman Edwards‘ rants lay somewhere between [...]
You thought “Sox Appeal” was cancelled? The laughable Red Sox-centric date program may have unceremoniously ended, but the stigma lives on. In fact, it permeates throughout the entire network. NESN decided they won’t report on Yankee victories next season. In their eyes, the World Series was cancelled after Jon Papelbon blew game 162 in Baltimore. [...]
The Coup? Comcast Sports Net New England agreed with 98.5 The Sports Hub to simulcast afternoon drive radio show “Felger and Mazz.” The announcement came yesterday, but industry insiders have known about the deal, which supposedly had been in ongoing negotiations for a while now. The merging of broadcast, albeit in different mediums, raises a myriad [...]
NESN Searching for Answers, CSNNE Finding More In somewhat of a shocking move, Jade McCarthy is leaving NESN. This comes only days after Kathryn Tappen announced she was leaving for the NHL Network on the Toucher & Rich show (a move this guy told you about months ago — terrible kept secret). And rumors continue to percolate about Heidi [...]
Oh Danny-boy I have never been one to kill a columnist. No matter how zany their take is, I’ll really let a writer reach before calling them a hack. Mainly because as a columnist you are asked to provoke thought and debate on the reg – and that is easier said then done. I give [...]
Today on The Rundown with Ryan Hadfield, I spoke with Boston Globe and Boston.com’s media columnist Chad Finn. We discussed a plethora of topics including — how he got into the beat, EVERYTHING about the radio wars (including an interesting tidbit on the Ryen Russillo/John Dennis feud), the budding rivalry between NESN and CSNNE, and [...]
I know what you are (obviously) thinking. “Ryan said he’d do a media column every Friday. I need my analysis. I need my fix.” Or, if you are Andy Gresh, you’d just pass it off by calling me a “P***Y” (We’ll get to that later). Anyway, truth is, I had written something up – but [...]
It’s called Friendly Fenway Park for a reason: fans are supposed to go out to the ballpark to enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere. Those who actually attend games know that’s not at all true. Need proof that it’s not really family friendly? Did you see last Thursday’s Sox-Orioles game on NESN? After Jerry Remy finished reading [...]
If you watch Red Sox games, you know Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy can have fun conversations in the booth. During Monday night’s game, the team reflected on the Bruins celebrations with the Stanley Cup on Sunday at Fenway, but remarked they were unable to actually see the Cup up close and in person. Remy [...]
Excuse me, while I channel my inner Jason McIntyre… Boston’s storied sports history is rich with both personalities on the field, court, and rink as well as the personalities covering our beloved teams. Names like Peter Gammons and Bob Ryan come to mind for their objectivity and transcendence into the national spotlight in the later [...]