There’s only one certainty when it comes to whether a Mets or Yankees game will air this season:
You can always find it on the radio.
That’s 162 continuation dates on WCBS-AM for the Mets and WFAN AM/FM for the Yankees. Or as one of the Mets’ working mouths on the radio, Howie Rose, likes to say, you can “put it in the books.” count on it. Like death, taxes, and stupidity on sports-talk radio (or what’s left of it).
Major League Baseball, and some of its member clubs, such as the Mets and Yankees, have found new markets and new ways to lure fans to their TV rights. They are selling everything that is not down. MLB’s television gnomes have cut deals with several streaming services. Checking your “local baseball TV listing” now is akin to reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Any night or day, Yankees or Mets games can be broadcast on YES, SNY, Fox (Ch.5), WPIX-TV (Ch. 11), FS1, ESPN, TBS, MLBN, Amazon, AppleTV+, Peacock, YES apps can. , SNY App. Therefore, baseball fans, who are already paying nose-to-nose for cable subscriptions, are also being asked to pay more monthly to subscribe to streaming services. Then, they have to deal with the technology needed to access those services and pray it all works out.
There is a segment of both fan bases that either 1) don’t want to pay, especially with inflation running rampant 2) install 3) hunt games.
Finding radio games is easy and free. You can listen even without a password, night or day. guess what? It always happens at the same stations. It’s worry – and mess – free. Most of the time, baseball on the radio is a beautiful thing.
And Two Years Later Where COVID Raised – Rose, Wayne Randazzo (Mets); Suzyn (Ma Pinstripe) Waldman, John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling (Yankees) – Off the road, instead of calling the games a given by TV monitors, it’s reasonable to expect they’ll be active again. Normalcy has been restored. The voices are really looking forward to the grind of the longest season.
You get what you hear. Both of them are experienced teams with well established styles. Rose and Randazzo, both play-by-play practitioners, like to have some fun and rarely disagree during a game. They have similar baseball sensibility.
Ma and Pa present a bizarre broadcast. And it is kind. Sterling places more emphasis on his “signature” home run call, instead naming the players correct to play a 6-4-3 double. Years ago he stopped seeing the field clearly His “it’s high… it’s too far… it’s…caught on the warning track” HR calls a nightly guessing game. Some find Sterling’s gaffes appealing; We doubt they’ve ever heard him call him all nine innings. Now is his chance.
Waldman knows more or less about the Yankees than anyone on the beat. She is burdened by her hesitation to clean up after Sterling’s mistakes and spill the pinstriped beans all over. Nonetheless, with all its quirks, mistakes, and Broadway references, Ma and Pa are a unique auditory, funhouse mirror version of baseball.
And unlike their Mets/Yankees TV broadcast counterparts, you, a baseball fan, will always know where to find them.
KAY-ROD . all eyes on
Michael Kay and Alex Rodriguez will be working at a distinct disadvantage when they begin the K-Rod alternate ESPN baseball broadcast Sunday night (Red Sox-Yankees). One that would dog them during their eight-game schedule.
What Big Head and Professor Peid do will be compared to Manningcast, the alternative “Monday Night Football” ESPN 2 broadcast that was a runaway hit. No matter how well the TV voice of the Yankees knows scandal-plagued A-Rod, they will have to work hard to imitate the chemistry generated by the Manning Brothers.
Asked about this on a recent media conference call, Kay said: “Well, we’re currently in legal maneuvering to be adopted by some people so that we can actually be brothers, which gives us the ability to use Manningcastle.” Will have more experience.”
smart answer. It’s better for Kay to talk about the situation than to take herself seriously.
The Manning Brothers have skyrocketed the bar. Eventually, they grew up together on parallel tracks. Compared to Peyton and Allie, Rodriguez and Kay are total strangers. Seeing how these two giant egos handle themselves over the course of three hours of live baseball would be either TV watching or cringe-worthy crud.
Carlos Beltrán’s YES booth debut on Monday will not soon be forgotten.
Beltrán, who was accused by MLB of masterminding the Astros cheating scandal in 2017, Told the audience that Aaron Judge’s new contract extension was a complete deal, Sources said the Yes production crew thought Beltran had received information they didn’t know about. When he learned that was not the case, Beltran was asked to clarify his remarks. He then said that he “hoped” that the Judge and the Bombers would come to an agreement on a contract extension for the brass slugging outfielder, which they failed to do by the Friday deadline,
Beyond the premature judge’s ruling, Beltran seemed to be more in a rhythm and comfort zone, as the game continued to work with John Flaherty (PBP) and David Cohn. Beltran talked a lot about hitting and how he used spring training to get ready for the season.
During the broadcast, another potential broadcaster was discovered: Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo. He was put on the mic while answering questions while playing first base. Rizzo also “interviewed” Philly players with access to the bag safely. It was a memorable performance by Rizzo.
Reflections on Eddie (See No Evil) Coleman, who recently “retired” from WFAN after more than three decades of yapping, mostly as the station’s Mets reporter.
Coleman never took himself so seriously. This, in a spectacular way, differentiated itself from most of its colleagues, who believe they are dealing in nuclear physics rather than fun and games. He could smell and understand the silliness of the Mets like no one else in the market.
And no one could line up with Coleman’s deadpan effectiveness.
When he was working with Dave Sims on FAN’s Mid-Day Show, the two got into an enthusiastic discussion about a particular baseball player. The Sims was trying to find the location of the said player.
“Where is he? Where is he now?” A desperate Sims asked Coleman.
“He’s dead,” a calm-as-maybe Coleman replied.
If You Want More Coleman Style, Check Out solid hour long interview Kimberly Jones did it with him on FAN last Sunday evening.
around the dial
The mayor of Panic City, Sal Licata, has completed his takeover of SNY’s Baseball Night in New York show, becoming the host of the night’s soiree. Laikata’s appearance will bring a dose of explosiveness and unpredictability to the show….. Licata’s former road-dog, Mark Malusis of Ch.11, is doing commentary during his ‘cast’. We checked out one on Gerrit Cole. Malusis had all the information, but he needed to punch it up and bring some emotion to his delivery.
Does the new SNY app air the old Kiner’s Korner post game show? If it doesn’t, it should…..Michael Kay dismisses allegations against Anthony Rizzo after Aaron Judge said there is “no loyalty” between a player and a team in the business side of baseball. Sure seems like Rizzo was telling the truth. Again, Kay essentially works for the Yankees…. Because he’s a fan of private jet travel, we’re wondering if Al (El Exigente) Michaels is going to travel on Jeff Bezos’ rocket ship to the sites of Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football.” ,
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what Kyrie Irving Said: “I’ve just dealt with an East Coast type of attitude since I was 7, 8 years old.”
what Kyrie Irving Meant to say: “I know a jackass when I see one.”