You’ve all probably read that Royals owner David Glass is vowing something-or-other regarding the direction of his hopeless franchise, but Oddsnark kinda nails it.
Salutations to Chad Finn for digging up the above photograph of the Godfather of New Weird America, Bill Lee.
The Boston Globe’s Sasha Talcott on Entercom Media’s plans to move Red Sox broadcasts from WEEI to sister station WRKO.
After negotiations with Greater Media (WBOS) fell apart, the Sox executives flew to Philadelphia and rekindled negotiations with Entercom. The Sox and Entercom were still negotiating late last night. Entercom all along has offered the team two stations: WEEI, which currently broadcasts Sox games, and WRKO. The Sox appeared to be headed to WRKO if the deal goes through. The current WEEI deal expires after this season, and the team has been taking bids from radio stations for a new deal.
The Red Sox and Entercom released a joint statement late last night. ”The Red Sox and Entercom engaged in productive discussions today regarding a radio contract. They are now in the process of clarifying issues.”
The games would give a boost to WRKO, which has trailed WEEI in the ratings. WRKO already is the home of the Boston Celtics, and Jason Wolfe, the long-time program director at WEEI, recently expanded his responsibilities to include WRKO. In moving to WRKO, the Sox would benefit from a strong signal, and the team could separate itself from the sometimes acerbic commentary on WEEI.