Mike & the Mad Dog’s embrace on “Radio Row” in Indy, Tuesday.
Mike and the Mad Dog…Sports Radio 66, W-F-A-N
They’re talkin’ sports, goin’ at it as hard as they can,
It’s Mike and the Mad Dog on the FAN
Nothing can get by ‘em, turn it on and try ‘em, Mike and the Mad Dog, W-F-A-N
As a follow-up to last week’s pre-Blogs With Balls 4 post, here’s a pic and recap of the Rising Stars panel I moderated. From left to right: me, Jonah Keri, Bomani Jones, Josh Elliott, Tas Melas and J.E. Skeets. Fancy, huh?
We’re snakebitten, baby.
That’s Fred Wilpon talking about his pride and joy, his disappointing and at times horribly depressing New York Mets. This is the story of an outer-borough striver who loved baseball and the Dodgers and trusted a swindler (no, not Oliver Perez—Bernie Madoff.) People are making a big deal about what Mets owner Fred Wilpon said about Carlos Beltran (calls himself a “schmuck” for signing him); Jose Reyes (not work Carl Crawford money); and David Wright (not a superstar, which he isnt.) Wilpon’s loose lips have everybody talking, but I can’t be mad. Everything he said is true, and he sounds, to me, just like every other sad Mets fan talking baseball at a barbeque or a bar. As the owner of the team—and responsible for a lot of the troubles going on right now—he should have tempered his quotes. But maybe he’s sick of saying what he’s supposed to say and felt that maybe he should say what he wants.
This is going to be a big PR mess for the Mets, who already have enough problems to deal with.
"Mariotti is a contributor, not a staff member, who appears about three times a week from Los Angeles on 'Around the Horn,' a show that turns respectable sportswriters into silly, shouting, points-amassing game-show contestants." →
Richard Sandomir’s look at the recent spate of Mariottifreude is not without its own editorial asides.
I trust emerging platforms. I trust creative people who have the enthusiasm to join in the ecosystem, in whatever form that might take. I trust consumers — I trust fans. Trust me: It has never been better. And it is only going to get better.
This handsome fellow is Rob Dibble, TV analyst for the Washington Nationals. Here’s what Rob Dibble (sorry, I just really like typing that name) had to offer in the way of TV analysis on Wednesday night:
“Those ladies right behind there, they haven’t stopped talking the whole game,” Rob Dibble said in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s Nats broadcast. “They have some conversation going on. Right here,” he said, circling the offenders. “There must be a sale tomorrow going on here or something….Their husbands are going man, don’t bring your wife next time.”
My response, on Deadspin, basically boils down to this: Walt Clyde Frazier did it WAY better.
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