A Saturday Link Day

by Ken Fang on June 27, 2009

As I’m in the home office today and also keeping track of Wimbledon thanks to the BBC, I’ll do some links for you.

But first, two Red Sox-related Tweets from sports figures making news.

Red Sox owner John W. Henry said, “Beautiful day for a wedding!” Today is his wedding to Ms. Linda Puzzuti. Congratulations, Mr. Henry and Ms. Puzzuti!

Jerry Remy said about his potential return to NESN, “I appreciate all your support-doing well-going to gym-gained weight back-no issues-have not set return date yet-anxious to get back-Jerry“. Apparently, no rush to bring Jerry back at this time.

Now to the links.

The Boston Globe’s Mike Reiss looks at New England Patriot Matt Light who was one of those involved in the NFL Broadcasting Boot Camp this week.

Les Carpenter of the Washington Post looks at this year’s crop of players participating in the Boot Camp which is now into its third year.

Newsday’s Neil Best says his newspaper’s website was all over the U.S. Open as well as the NBA and NHL Drafts this week.

Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette feels the NBA Draft dragged on too long on Thursday.

Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News laments the disappearing local TV sports report.

Daniel Rubin of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about a 94 year old Phillies fan who can’t watch her team because her senior citizens residence has DirecTV which is not allowed to pick up Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says FSN Pittsburgh has set its high school football schedule.

Dave Hughes of DCRTV.com writing in the Baltimore-centric Press Box website says Comcast is going to strengthen its web presence for its Mid-Atlantic channel.

The Gamecocks on TV blog has done a great job keeping up with the changing affiliates for SEC football and basketball due to the change in TV contracts to ESPN. It has news on another station change in the SEC footprint.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla about the Mavericks’ top draft pick.

Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune says the negotiations between the Tribune Company and the Ricketts family for the sale of the Cubs is now gaining momentum.

The INDenver Times spoke with Colorado Rockies TV voice Drew Goodman.

The Los Angeles Times has removed a blog post on The Superstars due to a similarity with a post on the same subject at ESPN.com.

The Sporting News picks up an article from Tripp Mickle of sister publication Sports Business Journal stating that the NHL made huge strides in the national TV ratings this past season.

The London Daily Mail reports John McEnroe, doing commentary at Wimbledon for NBC and the BBC, is perturbed at not being allowed access to the men’s locker room.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says Fox Sports Ohio and STO will be locked in a fantasy baseball battle during tonight’s Reds-Indians game.

Mike also speaks with a departing FSN executive about his long career running a regional sports network.

Those are the links for today. I’ll be back tomorrow.

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