By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch In truth I can’t really afford to be coming out of my “book nook” for any amount of time, but two ongoing stories in Boston sports media need some assessing and Shots realizes it’s our official duty to analyze both (and some bonus topics for the new year). [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch In what has to be one of the more humorous apologies in Boston Globe history, the paper today apologized for a photo in Sunday’s paper that depicted Patriots’ back-up quarterback Kevin O’Connell throwing a pass in practice. The apology (third item in “For the Record”) reads: Editor’s note: [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Long-time Providence Journal writer Sean McAdam is headed north on 95 to become a baseball columnist and writer for the Boston Herald. Early Thursday afternoon, McAdam confirmed to Scott’s Shots that “[he and the Herald] are talking, but nothing is in place.” That changed later in the day [...]


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By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch WEEI.com editor Rob Bradford has confirmed to Scott’s Shots that part-timer Ron Borges is leaving the site for a full-time gig at the Boston Herald. When reached on his cell phone Tuesday night in the 7 p.m. hour, Borges hung up on me after I identified myself. I [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Numerous reliable Scott’s Shots’ sources are confirming that ex-Boston Globe writer, Ron Borges, is in discussions with the Boston Herald about filling one of three vacant spots on sports editor Hank Hryniewicz’s desk. If true, a Borges hire would indicate the Herald is either very bold or very [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch The rapid evolution of WEEI.com continues and we’re not even a month into the new incarnation. Content has been bountiful, integration with the radio side has been almost seamless (see: the John Dennis ‘scoop’ from Wednesday AND the dot-com branded Saturday morning show) and there’s even big-name sponsors [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports media Watch Enough already with the Olympics. Finish the hoops re-coronation, stow away Costas and give us now our college and pro football. BMX? Are you serious? And we don’t even dominate. [And what have we here?, a fresh take on an old scandal to cap things off in style! [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch As if to show just how serious they are about being an Internet player, WEEI.com today (8/18/08) announces the addition of Deadspin founder, Will Leitch, to its rapidly expanding line-up of writers. Leitch – tabbed as “The Outsider” – will write twice-monthly (every other Wednesday) for the site [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Capping what could become a defining week in the storied history of the Boston Globe sports desk, sports editor Joe Sullivan announced in Sunday’s paper that the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore will share the Red Sox beat with Amalie Benjamin. Kilgore, 24, who has been a star on [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch In yet another stunning blow to the battered Boston Herald sports section, general columnist and Red Sox specialist, Tony Massarotti is leaving One Herald Square, crossing over Route 93, will land smack dab on Joe Sullivan’s sports staff at the Boston Globe/Boston.com. Adam Reilly at the Phoenix had [...]


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