By David Scott Boston Sports media Watch Shots is not quite ready to re-start regular Friday posts, but the confluence of buzz surrounding Chad Finn, Dan Shaughnessy, Bill Simmons and Dick Albert offered too many fish in too small a barrel for my blogging soul. As for my real-life project, we are happy to report [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch ANALYSIS While his agent, his employer (Entercom) and undoubtedly his lackeys who ride his coattails are rejoicing over the news of Glenn Ordway’s re-signing with WEEI 850 AM, the move is far from the “landscape” altering event Ordway’s agent George Tobia would like us to believe. Instead, it [...]


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 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 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 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 [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Scott’s Shots is being told of some intriguing plans being undertaken by Boston Globe Sports Editor Joe Sullivan in an effort to bolster the department’s Red Sox coverage. With Gordon Edes in his final days as a Globie, Sullivan is said to be pursuing a full-time Red Sox [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch DEVELOPING STORY: In what could very well be a death knell for the struggling all-sports talk radio also-ran in the Boston market, ESPN 890 AM’s General Manager Jessamy Tang sent the following memo to employees earlier this afternoon: “Due to Mike Felger’s obligations to Comcast Sports Net, he [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch In an unprecedented move for the Boston market, Boston Herald Red Sox reporter Rob Bradford is leaving the paper and will head up the burgeoning dot-com staff at the soon-to-be re-launched and re-focused WEEI.com, several sources have confirmed to Scott’s Shots. WEEI.com’s Vice President/General Manager Tim Murphy would [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Okay, so now what? No, really. What the heck do we do now? Too early for the Red Sox. Too tired of the Patriots. Too soon for the Olympics, too. The inevitable comedown after these things – these wonderful, magnificent journeys through late nights and stirring comebacks – [...]


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