After a succession of WEEI’s on-air talent rushed to the defense of sacked baseball analyst Steve Lyons, the Boston Herald’s Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa report the former Red Sox utility schmoe could join Boston’s radio crew. (link culled from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
œThey want to make him the RemDawg of radio, said Someone Who Knows.
œThe good thing for me is that the public outcry they expected backfired on them, Lyons told the Track. œThere was outcry. But it was in my favor. People who actually saw the game know I didn™t say anything wrong.
Psycho, who won two Emmy Awards for Fox Sports during his 11 years with the sports cable channel, said he™s had œa preliminary conversation with an Entercom suit about sitting in the Sox broadcast booth with Joe Castiglione. Joe™s partner, Jerry Trupiano, is expected to be waived next season and Jerry™s presumed successor, former PR guy Glenn Geffner, also is said to be fading from favor.
The prospect of a “RemDawg of radio” is about as appealing as the old promise that WFAN’s Pete Franklin would be “the Howard Stern of Sports,” (admittedly, it wasn’t Franklin nor this employers that made this promise, but it was the sort of thing that was tough to live down).