Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a letter to MLB, Nike and the Yankees’ front office last week after he learned of a stipulation in the new Nike/MLB apparel deal that could severely impact small businesses on River Ave. BP Diaz Jr. calls in to the podcast this week to explain his letter, respond to the Yankees’ letter and reveal his hopes for both the outcome and the team’s relationship with the borough.
It’s been a fun week! I took a last-second trip to Baltimore on Monday to see the Yankees’ comeback win against the Orioles. Now, as we publish our new episode, we can celebrate a sweep heading in to the holiday weekend. The Yanks will play a 3-game series in Kansas City against the Royals.
Of course I’ll recap the trip, but the big news on the podcast this week is our guest: sports reporter/host Seth Everett. His career has lasted nearly 25 years and spanned everything from TV (ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”) to radio (Westwood One’s Olympics coverage) to the web (Forbes, MLB.com). We’ll talk about those early days of MLB’s online platform (when, I also first met him), the current challenges facing baseball and much more.
Seth is also the host of two podcasts, “Sports With Friends” and “Hall Of Justice.” Follow him on Twitter @Seth_Everett.
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Fair warning: this may be my favorite episode yet.
Award-winning sports talk personality Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo joins our podcast. Doggie called in from his office in Manhattan before hosting “High Heat” on MLB Network and “Mad Dog Unleashed” on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio to chat about New Yankee Stadium versus the old House That Ruth Built. There was a specific reason why we brought up the question; it in part plays in to our 10th anniversary content around the new Stadium. But, there was also another reason, which we mentioned to Russo at the beginning of our chat.
The “Mad Dog” also chatted about some of his favorite ballparks in baseball and MLB allowing him creative freedom for his daily program.
You can catch that program, “High Heat With Christopher Russo” weekdays at 1 pm EST. “Mad Dog Unleashed” airs weekdays at 3 pm EST on SiriusXM.
Thank you for rating/reviewing/subscribing. A special thanks to MLB Network for coordinating this guest spot – good job ‘outta them!