Jason_Coyote

Jason_Coyote

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376 weeks ago @ WWLP 22News - More than 77K still wi... · 0 replies · +2 points

Spoken like someone who has already had their power restored. Not sure the poor folks in Belchertown and other dark communities would agree with your assessment. We're talking nearly a week now since the storm blew through the area - not an acceptable wait time.

378 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Will, I don't know if you ever read Chad Finn's analysis of WEEI a few months before The Sports Hub made its debut, but if you haven't here it is:
http://www.boston.com/sports/ot/2009/02/sports_ta...

I think he does a decent job of breaking down the good and bad and offering some advice to make the station better. Might also help you understand why some folks here feel the way they do about EEI.

For everyone else, it's finally official - the Theo era is fini. Press conferences Tuesday, compensation still being ironed out.
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=...

378 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Bruins Lose, Pats On B... · 1 reply · 0 points

Hate to break up all this good Sox discussion with an actual sports question, but it's been mentioned that when Theo takes the PBO position with the Cubs he will ask Hoyer to be his GM. But Hoyer still has a couple of years left on his contract with the Padres, and this would be a lateral move. Are the Cubs going to have to go through the same rigmarole with SD, asking for permission and arranging to give compensation to the Padres for Hoyer? I know this story isn't as interesting as the Yawkey Way soap opera, but it is to me because for the Cubs to have to ask two different teams permission to speak seems significant.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - John Henry Speaks Out ... · 0 replies · +1 points

He's also very uncomfortable that a faction of fans might not buy tix or brix in 2012 and realized he needed to react to the populous.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ryan, I feel bad that I haven't posted much of late, because I've enjoyed reading your columns and think you've been a good addition to this site.

I'd like to bring something up that will likely get lost after Henry's Friday interview with F&M, but in the aftermath of Felger's on-air comments about Heidi Watney (and Haggerty's subsequent third-man-in twitter remarks) I found the following very odd.

Friday morning during the 7:00am hour of T&R they replayed the interview they had with Heidi the previous day where Haggerty's tweets came up in the discussion. In the very next segment T&R are on the phone live with Haggerty discussing the Bruins.

I realize Haggerty wasn't there to talk about his tweets to Heidi, but I found the juxtaposition of the two segments to be a bit jarring. T&R always like to joke that they'll never be part of the Boston sports 'Lodge', yet there they were joking with Haggerty right after re-airing Watney's interview, which sounded quite logdey to me.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - John Henry Speaks Out ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Listened to a little of EEI on Saturday - loved how all the flash reporters kept referring to 98.5 as 'CBS Radio'. And as annoying as I generally find Larry Johnson, loved how he began the Mustard & Johnson show referencing their rival station by name, telling Craig that you have to give The Sports Hub and Felger and Massarotti credit. Larry even acknowledged that Craig was giving him a strange look while he said it. Not many on-air folks at EEI want to acknowledge 98.5's existence, while the Sports Hub has uttered EEI's call letters since the day they went on the air.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - John Henry Speaks Out ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think one of the factors that made the interview less than perfect was that F&M had no time to prepare for it with any prepared questions - essentially they were interviewing Henry with whatever came off the top of their heads. What helped them was that they had pretty much been talking about the Sox non-stop on their show since the season ended. It's possible the interview would not have come off any better even had Tony and Mike taken the time to write up questions, which doesn't necessarily say much about either of them.

I also think Henry chose this particular show to sound off not only because F&M were attacking the Sox as hard as any other hosts, but also because Henry and Massarotti have known each other going back to when JH first came to town and Tony was frequently reporting from Fenway.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - John Henry Speaks Out ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Supposedly Selig's office implied that the games would eventually have to be played if postponed, so the options were limited to trying to fit them in that weekend or play them at the end of the season. With the way the season turned out, the Sox would have been forced to play those game(s) the day after that Orioles loss.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - John Henry Speaks Out ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's not, but I'm still flummoxed that Henry said he didn't want to interfere in the Crawford signing and left it to his baseball ops people. Doesn't JH ultimately have to sign Carl's checks? And would anyone blame the principal owner of the team if he told Theo/Lucchino that he didn't want to sign off on $142M for someone he didn't want? That's an awful large chunk of change for any owner/CEO to willingly spend if he disagreed with the folks who work below him.

I'm saying all this on someone who is in favor of the Crawford signing and optimistic that it will eventually pay off for the Sox, but I have to question Henry feeling as he did about the move and yet still give the ok anyway.

379 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - John Henry Speaks Out ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Would have love to have heard that.

Red Sox go into their 100th anniversary in less of a celebratory feeling than they'd like, as has EEI in their 20th anniversary of sports radio. It's a perfect marriage of team and flagship, frankly.