By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch UPDATED 5 p.m. Wednesday: ESPN has responded to the Lidle screw-up. In an email time-stamped 4:15 p.m., spokesman Paul Melvin apologized “for the delay,” saying he “wanted to be sure I found out what transpired. “We apologize for the mistake. It was the result of an error in [...]


Q&A With Tina Cervasio

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – We’re knee deep in college hoops, but want to pass along this brief, email Q&A with former NESN reporter, Tina Cervasio, who took a job this week with the MSG Network. Cervasio was not allowed to discuss terms of her contract, as per MSG [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch First, thanks to all of you who extended well wishes on our announcement from last week. People who know the life of a freelancer know that having a steady project to work on is the equivalent of a 15-seed over a two. If the book sells well, it [...]


Shots Proud To Announce Book Deal

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch MEMPHIS, Tenn. – One of the things you learn as you toil in the new world of journalism is that often times if you don’t self-promote then you won’t get promoted at all. While that may be a cynical way of looking at things, it’s also a simple [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Word out of Providence has filtered to The Shanty that 790 AM/99.7 FM The Score has announced a format change for WSKO and as a result both Scott Zolak and Andy Gresh have been dumped by the station, according to a source close to the situation. We are [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch UPDATE ADDED: A reaction from the Patriots on today’s Jessamy Tang story; a potential landing spot for Tina Cervasio and a Steroid Display in the Baseball Hall of Fame are included items at the bottom of this post. ESPN 890 AM’s involvement in a charity golf tournament to [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch New York Times and investigative reporter Pete Thamel come after first-year coach Tommy Amaker’s Harvard basketball program with some fervency in this pre-released Sunday Times piece that will surely raise some Ivy League eyebrows. Thamel, a Ware, Mass. native, who toils mostly in college athletics has become the [...]


  
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