Tag Archives: ESPN

Red Sox Great Pedro Martinez Moves to New York

Pedro Martinez will wear a Boston Red Sox cap in his Hall of Fame plaque, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning New York, where he played for the Mets after the Yankees folded like origami in 2004. From the Albany … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze-Out is getting a bit tiresome, yeah? First, some statistics (via the San Jose Mercury News): 24 of 25 Players on the [San Francisco] Giants’ Division Series and NLCS rosters who appeared in a game in those … Continue reading

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Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Head-Scratching Ad o’ the Day (California Chrome Edition)

From our 25 Days Late, $50,000 Dollars Short desk Two years ago Skechers USA got caught shortchanging consumers with deceptive advertising. From a 2012 Federal Trade Commission press release: Skechers Will Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges That It … Continue reading

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Someone Please Put Alex Rodriguez Out Of Our Misery

From our Couldn’t He Be Al-EX Rodriguez? desk The hardretching staff – a Made Yankee Fan in Boston since 1974 – has long considered Alex Rodriguez a cancer upon the Pinstripes, and that’s never been truer than now. From New … Continue reading

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A Whole New Meaning To ‘Bronx Bombers’

The New York Yankees are a ghost ship. Derek Jeter’s broken ankle is just the exclamation point. From the very start of postseason play, the Yankees have been anemic at the plate. Stats (via ESPN): Fun fact to know and … Continue reading

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Occupy Gayle King/ESPN/Fox News

Occupy Wall Street is about to occupy ad time on New York cable networks. Via Mashable: [Occupy Wall Street supporters] chipped in more than $6,000 to a crowdfunding campaign that will put a video of protesters explaining their objectives in … Continue reading

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The New Edvertorial Fútbol

Friday’s New York Times features yet another version of marketing in sheep’s clothing, edvertorial division: Script Takes Sponsors From Bit Players to a Starring Role A SERIES that is to have its premiere on Sunday on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language ESPN channel, is distinctive apart from being its … Continue reading

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ESPN Needs To Think Outside The Box

As Made Yankee Fan in Boston kept an eye on the New York-Tampa Bay tilt last night on ESPN, we found ourselves increasingly annoyed with its K Zone feature, which we’ve apparently managed to avoid for the past ten years. From ESPN … Continue reading

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