By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch As if to show just how serious they are about being an Internet player, 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 Shots unveils a potential regular Monday feature today with a look back at some of the items and happenings you may have missed over the weekend. But first, some developing news from ESPN 890 AM, as the station is set to announce its new hosts for the weekday [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Manny Mania reached epic levels on Thursday and the most blatant example of the Man Love came when the Globe’s Amalie Benjamin posted at 10:52 a.m. that nothing new had developed, followed nine minutes later by teammate Nick Cafardo confirming that indeed, nothing new had developed. (“Talks Still [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch It’s not all that surprising that on Day One of Patriots Camp 2008, the Boston Globe (and proved to be THE place to go for Belinews and Brady banter. What is surprising is that the Boston Herald and it meager website couldn’t even muster the troops or [...]

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The Lowest Low for Lobel

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Bob Lobel was treated to the cushiest of goodbyes upon his departure from WBZ-TV/CBS4 in the Spring. Steve Buckley praised him. Dan Shaughnessy just about sculpted a bronze statue of the guy to place next to Red. And Joe Fitzgerald did what Joe Fitzgerald does: He immortalized a [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch With a week to digest the rather compelling 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 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, several sources have confirmed to Scott’s Shots.’s Vice President/General Manager Tim Murphy would [...]

No Excuse for Sideline reporter-less NESN

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch We agree with point 10 C. of King, Peter from The Once King of All Magazines that it was wrong to boo David Ortiz last weekend considering the season is just 1/14th toward completion. That, however, doesn’t spare us from booing the NESN (Slow) Trigger Pullers who have [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Banner week for Shots with the Chris Berman videos story earlier this week (thanks to Extra Mustard, et al) and Thursday’s Fox NewsChannel appearance with shrewd Shepard Smith discussing the unending Arlen Specter debacle. That in mind, and knowing that too much of a good thing can be [...]

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