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Behind the Broadcast: Can’t Yanks afford decent radio announcers?

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Some notes and other thoughts as we get ready to say good-bye to the college basketball season and hello to baseball. u The Major League Baseball season starts Sunday, with my World Champion Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Atlanta Braves at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD. Monday is the big day, when most of the major league teams begin play. One of those teams is the New York Yankees. The Yankees spent nearly a ...

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Johnny
April 4, 2009
8:44 a.m.

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NBC has the Santa Anita Derby today at 9PM. WIll they cut in for coverage of the Wood Memorial as well?

Johnny
April 4, 2009
8:49 a.m.

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John Sterling's ego has taken over his broadcasts. When they were on their run, he knew his voice would be on the ESPN highlights, so he went from broadcaster to broadcaster/fan, looking for ways to get on TV. His ego also chased Charlie Steiner to LA. He didn't want to share innings, so Charlie was gone.

Suzyn is nothing more than a giddy fan. As Derek Jeter's range continues to diminish, don't expect Waldman to give any insight; she is a YANKEES FAN first and foremost. Her and Sterling would rather sing show tunes than criticize the Yanks or praise a team like the Rays, the defending AL East champions.

The Mets broadcast team of Rose and Hagen are better and the classy alternative.

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