Bob Raissman's columns on sports media & business are always interesting. Among his
topics today are--
* Yankees looking into buying a local radio station...the whole baseball &
radio topic has radically changed since Bud Selig went in &
sold all the local teams' rights to satellite radio without their permission.
Having the local radio rights is now of much less value.
* Although most listeners, fans, & Yankee brass like the pairing of Suzyn
Waldman & John Sterling, Suzyn hasn't been thrilled with it, & was more
than looking forward to the off season. I like both of them, & couldn't
live without John Sterling's voice on the broadcast. However, something
needs to be worked out where everyone knows Sterling is the #1 guy, fine.
But he needs to allow his partner to have some autonomy. The Waldman
pairing has a chance of succeeding if John, the greatest voice ever in my
opinion, will let it.
Raissman adds a few points
about how Cardinal fans are already complaining they can't get the signal of the new,