“I’ve managed the last several years in Venezuela with 30,000 people booing me every time I went to the freaking mound. The booing isn’t a big deal. It’s not the booing. It’s what it does to the players.”
Rex Ryan has been more reserved of late, but every now and then glimpses of the guy from years gone by resurface.
The 86-year-old has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of baseball. He shared some of his memories with WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday.
“If he’s ready, he’s gonna play,” Francesa said on air on Tuesday afternoon. “I’ve heard rumblings. I don’t have any confirmation, and I don’t think there will be any. I would look for him tomorrow, though.”
“We will not be at Citi Field for those two games because the Mets are not allowing us to do our show out of there,” Francesa said on air on Thursday afternoon.
“I’m humbled and excited to be recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association,” said Francesa. “It is a great honor, and anything with New York attached to it means all the more to me.”
“I think, at worst, this is a playoff-contending team. I think this roster is a playoff-contending roster … I have a lot of optimism, a lot of hope.”
He’s having by his lofty standards a very substandard spring training, but Derek Jeter has been around this game long enough to know not to worry about a slow start. He told Mike Francesa as much on Tuesday night.
He’s baaaaack! Francesa made his big return to television when the simulcast of his award-winning sports talk show debuted Monday afternoon on Fox Sports 1.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers like to run and shoot threes. The Great Danes, winners of the American East, prefer to pound it inside.
National TV simulcast to launch on Monday, March 24.
Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way to the baseball Hall of Fame and then enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91.
The Mets have made an offer to free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, WFAN host Mike Francesa said on the air on Tuesday.
With the Super Bowl right around the corner, WFAN’s biggest hosts broadcasted live from M&M’s World in Times Square on Friday, with several guests offering insights the Seahawks and Broncos.
WFAN’s biggest hosts were once again broadcasting live from M&M’s World in Times Square on Thursday with the big game at MetLife Stadium right around the corner.