MLB telecasts earn ratings boost on Fox, FS1 and Fox Sports regional networks

Baseball brought big ratings to Fox Sports this season. MLB telecasts drew higher numbers on both Fox and FS1, while several Fox Sports regional networks finished No. 1 in primetime ratings in their respective markets. Here’s the breakdown: MLB on Fox telecasts enjoyed a 22 percent boost in viewership, with an average audience of 2.2 […]


ESPN removes daily fantasy sponsored content from their shows, but keeps the ads

Most discussion of awkward ESPN business relationships revolves around the NFL and college football, but daily fantasy is quickly becoming a key component there too. After making substantial progress towards a $250 million deal to invest in DraftKings earlier this summer, ESPN backed away from that, but elected to still sign a massive exclusive advertising […]

during their game at Yankee Stadium on October 1, 2015 in New York City.

Major League Baseball has an alcohol problem

When New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with media about CC Sabathia’s decision to leave the team for immediate alcohol rehabilitation, he treated the moment with the severity and concern it warrants. Joe Girardi, the Yankee skipper, did the same. This is a serious moment in a man’s life, and the Yankees brass […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 24:  Salvador Perez #13 and Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate after clinching the American League Central Division title at Kauffman Stadium on September 24, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals ratings up 90%, leading local MLB surge in 2015

The final local MLB ratings numbers are in for the 2015 season, and the reigning AL champion Kansas City Royals are at the top of the mountain. Fresh off of their first Postseason appearance since 1985, Royals ratings were up a whopping 90% this season, checking in at a robust 12.33 on Fox Sports Kansas […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Members of the New York Mets celebrate with champagne in the clubhouse after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 to clinch the National League East Championship at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Your guide to legally streaming the 2015 MLB Postseason

The MLB Postseason has finally arrived, with the first two Wild Card games taking place this week in New York and Pittsburgh. The 2015 Postseason will be airing on five different networks (ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports 1, TBS, MLB Network), and it’s understandable if one could get confused as to where they could legally watch […]


Hawk Harrelson will work limited schedule next season

Hawk Harrelson is one of the most distinctive characters that has ever graced an announcing booth.  Whether you love him or hate him or have varying emotions about his tenure as an announcer depending on the day, you have to recognize his contributions to the game and to the White Sox franchise over the years. […]

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 04:  Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 4, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for October 6, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Premier Boxing Champions on FS1, Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, TX Super Middleweights José Uzcategui vs. Julius Jackson — FS1, 9 p.m. College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. Championship Drive: Power […]

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Richard Sherman has blocked Adam Schefter on Twitter

During an media roundtable, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter revealed that Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman has blocked him on Twitter. The revelation came when he answered the following question: What current NFL player immediately comes to mind regarding someone who would be very successful as a sports media member and why? Schefty’s response? […]


Stop tweeting at people

“Just don’t look at your mentions, that’s where all the terrible stuff happens.” It was a couple years ago when I was on assignment doing a lengthy feature piece for this website.  The day before the game I was going to cover I was invited out to meet some of the crew for breakfast as something of […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 4: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Female journalists kept out of NFL locker rooms in Indianapolis

One wouldn’t think a story like this would be possible in 2015, but after seeing what pretty much every single female sports journalist has to put up with even these days, maybe it shouldn’t be all that stunning. Covering the Colts-Jaguars game in Indianapolis, three separate female sports journalists said they were barred from entering […]