Saturday, September 29, 2012

Media today have teamed up with all powerful government against the people. In the case of the Libya assassinations, they've shown themselves to be a dangerous enemy of the people-Caddell

9/21/12, "“I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.” (Pat) Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from “organized governmental power, they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers.

Nowhere was this more evident than during the tragic death of a U.S. ambassador in Libya that was covered up for nine days [as of 9/21] because the press and the administration did not want to admit it was a terrorist attack.

“We’ve had nine day of lies over what happened because they can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this, said Caddell. “Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers.”

Caddell added that it is one thing for the news to have a biased view, but “It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know.”

He closed his talk with these words: “The press’s job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power.

When they desert those ramparts and go to serve—to decide that they will now become an active participants—when they decide that their job is not simply to tell you who you may vote for, and who you may not, but, worse—and this is the danger of the last two weeks—what truth that you may know, as an American, and what truth you are not allowed to know,

they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.  

And it is a threat to the very future of this country if…we allow this stuff to go on, and…we’ve crossed a whole new and frightening slide on the slippery slope this last two weeks, and it needs to be talked about.”"

9/27/12, "Pat Caddell Says: Media Have Become “Enemy of the American People"," Accuracy in Media, Roger Aronoff


Ed. note: Facts stated above about the Libyan attacks and how they've been reported or not reported are a matter of public record. They're not opinion. A few reports have attempted to tell the truth but the bulk of reporting for weeks continued to be the anti-Islam movie. NPR did a report with the Libyan president on 9/16 who said the attack was pre-planned. NPR ignored its own reporting from its own reporter in Libya and continued to report 24/7 in their news broadcasts (at least through 9/27) that the cause was a movie. If and when people hear the truth, it won't be delivered to them around the clock for weeks on end. The lie will have become permanent. This doesn't even get into the violence and death caused by continuation of the lie.

9/16/12, "Libyan president: 'No doubt' attack 'preplanned'," Politico, K. Cirilli


9/12/12, "Deadly embassy attacks were days in the making," USA Today," Lynch, Dorell


9/26/12, "Libyan president to NBC: Anti-Islam film had 'nothing to do with' US Consulate attack," worldnews.nbcnews.com


9/12/12, "U.S. officials: Attack on consulate in Libya may have been planned
," Washington Post, by , and

"U.S. officials and Middle East analysts said Wednesday that an attack that killed four Americans at a U.S. Consulate in eastern Libya may have been planned by extremists and inspired by al-Qaeda...."Tuesday’s assault was the second on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. On June 5, a bomb exploded outside the gates of the compound in the first targeting of an American facility since the fall of Gaddafi last year."...


9/20/12, "CBS: Witnesses Says There Was Never An Anti-American Protest In Benghazi, Just An Attack," CBS Morning News report, via You Tube, 1:24 (video below)

Charlie Rose: "Margaret Brennan is on Capitol Hill:"

:17 "The FBI still hasn't made it to the crime scene in Benghazi."...

:26  "Witnesses tell CBS News that there was NEVER an
anti-American protest outside of the Consulate. Instead, they say it came under planned attack. 
:31 "THAT is in DIRECT contradiction to the administration's account of the incident....
1:19 "What's clear Charlie is that the public won't get an account of what happened until
AFTER the presidential election."... 


9/21/12, "Embassies close in fear of more protests," CNN

"Several diplomatic facilities were shuttered Friday as many brace for intensified protests over the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims," as well as recently published cartoons in a French publication of a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed....Video showed children repeating an adult voice, "Death to America..."...


Transcript of Mr. Caddell's entire remarks along with video.


This happens in baseball too, where media members "team up" with all powerful owners to effect major events. In this case, Mr. Lupica told the story about another media person (whom he doesn't identify) participating with owners: 

12/5/10, "Shame on Yankees for dropping ball and insulting Derek Jeter during heated contract talks," Mike Lupica, NY Daily News 

""They wanted it to look, in the more heated parts of this, as though Jeter was the greedy one. They were twitchy to get out there what they said Jeter wanted,
that Jeter wanted $23 million or $24 million a year, whatever the Yankees said he was asking for.
  • Not just delighted. Thrilled.
They thought it made them look good. But you know who has always made them look good? Jeter has. It is Jeter who has honored all the ideas about the Yankees that the Yankees sell, constantly....It was never supposed to matter that the only leaks on this, numbers and everything else, were coming from one side."...


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Friday, September 28, 2012

Russell Martin hits 3 run home run in home country

Russell Martin is from Canada and speaks French.
Top, "New York Yankees' Russell Martin celebrates with Andruw Jones, left, after hitting a three-run home run" in the 6th v Blue Jays on a 3-2 pitch, 9/28/12, ap.
Bottom, "New York Yankees' Russell Martin is congratulated by manager Joe Girardi, left, and Alex Rodriguez after hitting a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays" in the 6th, 9/28/12, ap.

Part of John Sterling's home run call for Russell Martin includes a nod to his French heritage:

"Russell shows muscle! Monsieur Martin est la!" (Mr. Martin is there.)

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eric Gagne says 80% of his LA Dodgers teammates used HGH

9/26/12, "Rangers’ Adrian Beltre on ex-teammate Eric Gagne’s HGH claims: ‘He should have named names’," SportsDayDFWSports, Evan Grant

"In a new French-language biography, former Rangers closer Eric Gagne alleged that 80 percent of his Los Angeles teammates used Human Growth Hormone (HGH) while he was with the Dodgers but did not reveal any names.

Said Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, who was Gagne’s teammate from 1999-2004: “He should have named names. I don’t know what you want me to tell you … For him to say something like that, he should have come out with names instead of a percentage.” Beltre said he had no plans to read the book. “My French isn’t too good.”" via BTF

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2004 Red Sox champs honored at Fenway Park, Keith Foulke throws first pitch

"Members of the 2004 World Series Championship Boston Red Sox, including manager Terry Francona, second from right, watch as pitcher Keith Foulke throws a ceremonial first pitch as they are honored at Fenway Park," before game v Tampa Bay Rays, 9/25/12, ap

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Former Yankee pitcher Jeff Nelson sitting in for Suzyn Waldman on Yankee radio. Updated with Boston BullpenGate photos, 2003 ALCS game 3

John Sterling says Jeff does a lot of work for MLB and MLB.com. He's also listed as a host on Sirius XM MLB Network Radio. Jeff will also do Wednesday's 1:10pm game. Jeff Nelson may not have had anything to do with Boston BullpenGate, ALCS game 3, 10/11/03, but he's part of the lore of that event. Karim Garcia was apparently more involved. "Nelson says he had no role in incident," Boston Globe, Peter May, 10/13/03 

Yankees bullpen

Above, the night Karim Garcia was restrained by police after jumping into Boston's bullpen, 2003 ALCS Game 3, NYY v Boston. 10/11/03, final 4-3 Yankees. 2 IP from Rivera. Karim had an RBI. photo above ESPN, photo below Boston Globe. I can't identify Nelson in these photos but this was the event in question.  

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Grand slam in 7th, 3 run home run in 8th

Above, Adam Dunn 3 run home run in the 8th v Indians, 9/24/12, final 5-4, getty

 Arencibia's grand slam in the 7th as McClouth looks on, 9/24/12, final 9-5 Blue Jays, ap

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Checking on Andy in the 6th

Girardi checks on Andy Pettitte in the 6th v Twins, 9/24/12, final 6-3 Yankees, ap

Above, Jeter greets Andy in the dugout v Twins, 9/24/12, mlb photo

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nunez congratulated after game winning hit in bottom of 14th

Newsday back page, Sun., 9/23/12, Eduardo Nunez rewarded after game winning hit in bottom of the 14th v Oakland, final 10-9, 9/22/12. "The Yankees were 4 for 17 with runners in scoring position. The A’s were 3 for 16." NY Times

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rusell Martin gets 2nd walk off home run of 2012

Newsday back page, Sat. 9/22/12

Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, Russell Martin gets walk off home run in bottom of 10th v Oakland. John Sterling describes:

  • "It is high, it is far, it is gone! Ballgame over! Yankees win! Thhhhhe Yankees win!" 
  • Sterling didn't give the usual, 'Russell shows muscle,' etc., possibly because of the timing and pandemonium involved in this particular home run. Final in 10,  2-1 Yankees. photo Jim McIsaac, Newsday

Above, Russell Martin is mobbed by teammates after walkoff home run in the 10th, 9/21/12 v Oakland, Final in 10,  2-1 Yankees, ap

Above, fans cheer Russell Martin as he runs on the third base line in his walkoff home run, 9/21/12, v Oakland, Final in 10,  2-1Yankees, ap  


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Nutcracker Suite characters visit Fenway Park before game v Orioles

Nutcracker Suite characters appear in Fenway Park before game v Orioles, 9/21/12, Bobby Valentine was there too, final 4-2 Orioles, ap

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Distrust in media hits all time high, Gallup Poll

9/21/2012, "U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High," Gallup Poll, L.  Morales

"Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004."...


Following is an example highlighted by John and Suzyn on Yankee radio on 9/21. An invented "story" about Jeter being willing to play for another team left out the question Jeter was asked. I notice the NY Times has an article filed after Sept. 21's game--by which point the reporter could have checked the details surrounding the alleged "story." Either the reporter didn't check or didn't feel it was important enough. The point wasn't as much that it was "a question about Peyton Manning," it was that the question was "if your team told you they didn't want you anymore" like Manning's did...The question was in essence, if you were unemployed, on the street with no job, THEN would you consider going to another team. The NY Times account leaves out that the answer was predicated on Jeter being on the street with no job: 

9/21/12, ESPN.com: "Jeter said..."I was asked about Peyton Manning going from Indianapolis to Denver. The question was in reference to if the organization doesn't want you around anymore, do you still want to play? You have no choice but to go to another team. I think it is common sense. But I'm glad you guys had fun with it.""

Derek Jeter laughed off the suggestion that he might have thoughts of playing elsewhere after an ESPN article quoted him as saying he would be open to it. In response to a question about Peyton Manning and whether Jeter might also someday change teams, Jeter told ESPN: “If I wanted to keep playing, yes. It’s a business. People forget that.” On Friday, Jeter maintained he was merely answering a hypothetical question. “I think it’s comical,” he said. “I’ve told you guys time and time again I can’t picture myself playing anywhere else.”"

9/21/12, "Martin Rescues Lead in Extra Innings," NY Times, by Zach Schonbrun

The Times includes part of Jeter's response to media parasites on 9/21 which was that Jeter said he was just answering a hypothetical question but the Times doesn't say what the question was. This example is of course minor compared to others the NY Times has made a few of which I've noted on this blog over several years. The consequences become much more serious in the hard news arena.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nick Swisher hits 7th career grand slam

Above, Nick Swisher after his grand slam, bottom of the 4th, greets teammates Ichiro, Nix, and Jeter. 9/20/12, getty. Suzyn Waldman on Yankee radio said it was Swisher's 7th career grand slam.

Left, Jeter congratulates Ichiro after his third inning solo home run, 9/20/12, final 10-7 Yankees, ap

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Tom Ricketts and Bob Castellini at Cubs v Reds in Chicago

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts right, Reds owner Bob Castellini, left, vice chair Tom Williams center, at Cubs game, 9/20/12, final, 5-3 Reds, ap

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Andy Pettitte, Newsday back page after pitching first game of doubleheader

Pettitte reacts after inducing a double play in the third v Blue Jays, 9/19/12, final 4-2, Yankees,  Bereswill, NY Post

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fans in Seattle stretch in the 14th of 18 inning game v Orioles

Fans in Seattle stretch in 14th inning of game v Orioles which began 9/18/12 and lasted 18 innings, final 4-2 Orioles. ap

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Newspaper ad revenue drops to 1950 levels, Business Insider chart

9/17/12, "CHART OF THE DAY: And Now Let Us Gasp In Astonishment At What Just Happened To The Newspaper Business," Business Insider, Henry Blodget, via John Nolte, Breitbart

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Tarp on the field in the Bronx v Blue Jays

"A tractor and other equipment stand on the tarp to prevent it from blowing away in high winds after Tuesday night's baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed because of inclement weather, at Yankee Stadium," 9/17/12, ap

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Buck Showalter in Seinfeld episode as Yankee manager, Sept. 1994

"Buck Showalter had a famous cameo appearance on Seinfeld during his managerial days with the Yankees," getty. Seinfeld episode, "The Chaperone," Sept. 22, 1994.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Crowd tries to help catch Russell Martin 3 run home run

Text Color

"Fans walk through the first base entrance during a rain delay before a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington," 9/16/12, getty

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Eduardo Nunez home run call from John Sterling. Update, 8/7/2013, Keeps 'Nunie to the moonie'

Update 8/7/13, In the top of the 4th v White Sox, Nunez hit his first home run of 2013. John Sterling kept the same tag he used in 2012 (final in 12, White Sox 6-5) :

"Nunie to the moonie!"

Update, ALCS game 3, Eduardo Nunez hit a home run v Tigers in the top of the 9th, Sterling excitedly described it but without the "Nunie to the Moonie" heard previously. Perhaps it was such a big deal that the Yankees finally got a run the tag wouldn't really have added anything.

Today was Eduardo Nunez' first home run this year, and as John Sterling said, he hit it to left and deep,
  • "Nunie to the Moonie!"
Curtis Granderson was the batter right before Nunez in the bottom of the second, and he hit a home run as well. So after Mr. Sterling called the Nunez home run he observed,
  • "Nunez and Granderson go back to back and belly to belly."
Nunez had 6 Yankee home runs over 2010 and 2011. Final score today v Tampa Bay, 5-3 Yankees.

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Yankee payroll at $72 million was second only to the Baltimore Orioles, 9/17/98

9/17/1998, "This year's (Yankee) payroll of $72 million is the second-highest in baseball,
  • trailing only the Baltimore Orioles. (parag. 14)...
The five franchises that lead in attendance this year (1998)--
  • Denver,
  • Baltimore,
  • Phoenix,
  • Cleveland, and
  • Atlanta--
all play in such stadiums. To Steinbrenner's annoyance, the Yankees ranked
  • per home game through August."...(parag. 18)

9/17/1998, "The Yankees: Steinbrenner's Money Machine," Business Week, by Anthony Bianco with Mark Hyman in Baltimore, "Why George Steinbrenner may be tempted to sell the New York Yankees"

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Man dead, woman wounded in Kauffman Stadium parking lot Friday afternoon

Game played as usual. "A gunman shot a Kansas City Royals parking lot employee Friday afternoon outside Kauffman Stadium and then killed himself.

The victim was working in Lot A about 3:20 p.m. when the attacker, believed to be her boyfriend or former boyfriend, approached with a gun, Kansas City police said.

The gunman shot her once in the abdomen and returned to his car a short distance away, where he shot and killed himself. He died at the scene. The woman was in critical condition and underwent surgery at a hospital.

Both the gunman and victim were in their 40s, police said. They said the victim had a day job and worked at the stadium to supplement her income.

The parking lots were closed temporarily as stadium workers began to arrive for Friday night’s game, but the game was played as scheduled." via Free Republic

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/14/3815497/death-reported-at-kauffman-stadium.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/14/3815497/death-reported-at-kauffman-stadium.html#storylink=cpy

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2013 MLB schedule

9/12/12, "MLB releases 2013 schedule with new wrinkles," "Astros' move to AL creates all-season Interleague; World Baseball Classic returns," MLB.com, Mark Newman

World Baseball Classic website

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Mariano Rivera at Bloomingdales for benefit Sept. 13, 2012

  • "Michael Gould Bloomingdale's Chairman & CEO and Mariano Rivera attend Bloomingdale's 59th Street and Canali welcome Mariano Rivera in support of the Mariano Rivera Foundation at Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store on September 13, 2012 in New York City," getty
"Bloomingdale's 59th Street and Canali welcome Mariano Rivera in support of the Mariano Rivera Foundation at Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store on September 13, 2012 in New York City," getty

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Boston remembers September 11

"A giant American flag drops down over the left field "Green Monster" wall during a remembrance of 9/11 prior to" Red Sox game v Yankees, 9/11/12, ap. final 4-3 Red Sox

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Jumpers, September 11, 2001

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9/10/11, "The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: The 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers who have been 'airbrushed from history'," UK Daily Mail, Tom Leonard

  • "Almost all of them jumped alone, although eyewitnesses talked of a couple who held hands as they fell."...
9/10/11, "Children of 9/11: Life with a parent missing," Newsday, Carol Polsky

9/9/11, "WaPo's Dionne: 'Time to Leave 9/11 Behind' as 'A Simple Day of Remembrance'," NewsBusters

  • --------------------------------------------------

Above 9/11/01 photos of people at World Trade Center windows knowing they will die horribly in moments. Following narrative by MSW, posted 9/6/2010: "Then the crowd let out a collective gasp, I looked to see the first of many people falling through the sky. The television stations and the newspapers downplayed this aspect of a day already filled with enough shock and terror, but I place great importance on it because it immediately human-ised the situation for both myself and those around me. This wasn’t just a burning building; it was suddenly full of people, friends, and family. For me, it is the most haunting memory of the day. When I focussed on what the crowd had noticed, I too let out a cry so involuntary and so primeval that I barely recognised it as my own. It was not a piece of building falling to the ground, but a man, recognisable by his flapping tie and flailing arms and legs as he fell through the air. The situation was

surreal no longer; my body shook with shock, my knees buckled and a light-headedness overwhelmed me with such severity that I thought I was either going to throw-up or fall down.

I sat down and looked up only to see more people jumping. I thought for a moment that they might have fallen, but there were too many people, their arms windmilling as they subconsciously tried to fight gravity and avoid the inevitable. Haunted by these visions numerous times since the incident, I have tormented myself by trying to imagine the extreme conditions that those people must have faced that they should choose certain death by leaping from the building over clinging to any hope of rescue. What were they thinking when they jumped; what did they think on the way down?...But my fear is that to forget is to fail the lesson and lose the opportunity. That’s why this raw wound will never completely heal and that things can never go back to ‘normal’. Because even as a simple bystander I have a responsibility to incite change for the rest of my life or I watched all those people die in vain."
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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Video taken looking out windows at top of World Trade Center two days before 9/11/01, family dining at Windows on the World, speedboat race seen below

9/9/01, "Inside top of the World Trade Center on 9/9/01 before attack," via Free Republic

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Mets rookies receive Sterling Equities Awards

"The New York Mets rookie players are honored with the 2012 Sterling Equities Awards before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Citi Field in New York. From left are Vincente Lupo, Yoryi Nuez, Miller Diaz, Hansel Orbles, Michael Fulmer, Alonzo Harris, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey, Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores," ap

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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Bobby Valentine and nephew watch bp before game v Blue Jays

  • Bobby Valentine and his nephew watch bp before game v Blue Jays in Boston, 9/8/12, getty

Rain delay in the 4th in Boston v Blue Jays, 9/8/12, ap

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Storm skies in Flushing

  • Above storm clouds roll in over Mets Citifield v Braves, 9/08/12, getty
  • Above, storm over US Tennis Center in Flushing as seen from Mets Citifield, 9/8/12, getty
Rain at Citifield, Braves v Mets, 9/8/12, getty

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Yankee radio, John, and Suzyn will return to WCBS AM in 2013

8/30/12, "Yankees to Stay Right Where They Are on Radio Dial," WSJ, Barbarisi
  • "The Yankees will remain with their longtime radio station, WCBS-AM 880, for another season, after the team Thursday agreed to terms with the station for 2013. There had been considerable speculation that the Yankees might move to ESPN Radio New York. WCBS also will bring back the broadcast team of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman."

8/30/12, "Sources: Yankees to stay on WCBS," NY Post, Phil Mushnick

  • "That the Yankees apparently have temporarily spurned a bidding war — ESPN Radio is eager to land Yankees’ or Mets’ radio rights — is curious, given WCBS’s deal, for an unretrievable $12 million-$14 million per season, seemed to place moneyed ESPN Radio in what late Yankees radio man Red Barber called, “The Catbird Seat.”
  • CBS recently began the national CBS Sports Radio Network, and early seems to be throwing a lot of money and energy in its direction."

6/21/12, "CBS to launch national sports radio network - Baltimore's WJZ-FM and AM key players," Baltimore Sun, Zurawik

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Scramble for Russell Martin home run in Camden Yards

  • Nate McClouth, fans, and Russell Martin's 3 run home run ball in the 4th, 9/7/12, in Camden Yards, getty
Scramble for Russell Martin 3 run home run ball in the 4th in Camden Yards, 9/7/12, getty

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Steve Pearce gets first John Sterling home run call

Top of the 4th at Camden Yards, 9/7/12, 1b Steve Pearce hits a 2 run home run making the score 5-0 Yankees.
  • John Sterling says, "Pearce...is fierce!"

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Happy Birthday, Suzyn Waldman

John Sterling mentioned on Yankee radio pre-game that Suzyn Waldman is the birthday girl today.

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Fans try to catch Wieters home run in the first v Yankees

Yankee LF Raul Ibanez unable to reach a three RBI home run hit by Matt Wieters of the Baltimore Orioles, first inning at Camden Yards, 9/6/12, final 10-6 Orioles, getty

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Colorado Rockies finally cancel Nickelodeon Day promotion over reaction to Jason Biggs' gross tweets

Tweets thanking Rockies for canceling Nickelodeon Day, via Twitchy.com "The fallout from Jason Biggs' misogynistic Tweets against the wives of the GOP presidential ticket reached a Mile High pitch today.

The Colorado Rockies had planned to hold a "Nickelodeon Day" at Denver's Coors Field Sept. 23. That didn't sit well with some Colorado residents who were aghast that Biggs, who voices Leonardo in the upcoming Nickelodeon show "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," would say demeaning things about both Ann Romney and Janna Ryan.

The Rockies franchise initially refused to bend to public pressure. Today, the baseball team listened to its fan base."

Rockies Tweet re: Jason Biggs and Nickelodeon

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Toronto breaks 31-year record for rainfall

9/4/12, "Roof fails at Rogers Centre," AP via ESPN

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Monday, September 03, 2012

John Sterling call of Chris Dickerson home run, his first major league hit in 2012

Update, Sept. 26, 2012, Dickerson 2 run home run in the 6th v Twins, Sterling:
  •  Chris Dickerson "Christens that high wall in right!"
Chris Dickerson's first 2012 Yankee at bat was a 2 run home run in the 2nd observed by John Sterling:
  • "Chris Dickerson Christens the right field seats!"
Sept. 2, 2012 v Orioles at the Stadium, final 8-3 Orioles. Per B-R, Chris had one home run as a Yankee in 2011. I didn't make a note of Sterling's call on that one, it's possible he said the same thing. He definitely said something because Sterling has never missed a game since he started on Yankee radio in 1989. The only note I have for Chris Dickerson in 2011 is as a pinch runner, 5/24/11 v Blue Jays, final 5-4 Yankees:
electrified the crowd with a double to right-center off Frank Francisco. He was given a standing ovation as he was removed for pinch-runner Chris Dickerson, who moved to third on a groundout by Derek Jeter.
Curtis Granderson singled home Dickerson to tie the score, then stole second base before Teixeira singled through the infield, scoring him to make a winner out of Sabathia (5-3).
Teixeira may have been the hero, but he credited Posada’s double with getting things started, saying: “That’s huge. If that doesn’t happen, it may not have ended up the way it did.”"...

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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Welcome back, Eduardo Nunez

  • Ichiro walks to load the bases in the 7th, 9/1/12, Star Ledger, Perlman

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