Thursday, August 05, 2004
The New York Post reports that the management of the two teams are in discussions about merging their two regional sports cable networks -- Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (YES), and the New England Sports Network (NESN).
The paper said that a combination would give the new merged network better clout in ad sales and negotiations on a per-subscriber fees paid by cable operators.
It certainly would increase their clout and our cost for cable.
SOX WILL PAY FOR A PART OF THE NEW MFY STADIUM
With his recently revealed plan to build a new $750 million stadium in the Bronx, though, Steinbrenner may have hit upon the biggest scam of his life. If the early reports of the plan to tear down the House That Reggie Remodeled and replace it with a new one across the street are accurate, Steinbrenner looks to have figured out a way to build a new playpen for the Yankees, replete with extra luxury suites and food courts and all the other gewgaws that he's been slavering after for decades...and force baseball's other 29 teams to pay nearly half the cost.
(We now pause for Larry Lucchino's head to explode.)
DOOLITTLE ON PITCHERS THAT CAN’T MISS BATS
Some manage to win without strikeouts
BUT OF COURSE
Boston is named the best sports town by Sporting News.
A MONSTER IS DEVELOPING
Paul DePodesta may not currently be the most popular man in LA, but given time, that will change. DePodesta is building a monster.
Vinay Kumar analyzes the transactions of the DePo for Hardball Times. The Dodgers are only going to get stronger in the offseason too.