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 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 FOXBOROUGH – An opportune visit to the House of Tom on Thursday night showed us two very evident storylines developing in Patriots’s media land: 1. There’s going to be some shake-up in Pats’ beat once the Herald and sports editor Hank Hryniewicz settle on a hire for this [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch With a week to digest the rather compelling WEEI.com news that Shots led the way on late last week, it’s clearly time for a Winners and Losers edition of “As the Boston Sports Media Market Turns”: WINNER Glenn Ordway The biggest – in every sense – winner is [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch John Tomase’s Monday night appearance on Comcast SportsNet was, as expected, the next in his multi-platform redemption tour that began with May 16′s non-apology, apology for his role in the Boston Herald’s Spygate coverage. Appearing for the first time on CSN since April 24 on the 10 p.m. [...]


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By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Boston Herald sportswriter John Tomase will appear on Comcast SportsNet’s 10 p.m. “Sports Tonight” show on Monday and is expected to discuss his role in Spygate, according to a release from the network. Touting the paid appearance with a subject heading of: “Tomase Makes First TV Appearance Tonight [...]


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By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch News this week of a Sporting News re-launch and re-focus brought equal parts optimism and pessimism. As we’ve chronicled here before, when Shots was part of the final staff to ever produce SPORT magazine, there were constant rumors that Sporting News would either be our partner in business [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Embattled Boston Herald sportswriter, John Tomase, remains on the Patriots beat despite working the weekend’s Red Sox-Mariners series, according to Herald sports editor Hank Hryniewicz. Tomase, who was at the epicenter of the latest chapter of Spygate, had bylines in the paper over the weekend with all of [...]


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By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch PROGRAMMING NOTE: Shots will be accompanying the Memphis Tigers basketball program on its upcoming trip to China. Because of that, our Boston Sports Media duties will be on hiatus. But you can follow the journey from Hull to Huizhou at the Conference USA website beginning Monday and continuing [...]


Winners and Losers from Tomasegate

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch There has been no shortage of follow-ups and re-hashes that have emerged after a tumultuous week in Boston sports media’s rather sordid history. In an effort to use one of the oldest tricks in the book, we offer a “Winners and Losers” breakdown as our vehicle of choice [...]


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