What They’re Saying, May 16, 2008

The sports media columnists are at it again. Here are some of what they are writing today…

Le Anne Schreiber has her latest Ombudsman report on the workings at ESPN…

Plenty of local media notes today.  David Barron at the Houston Chronicle has some local sports radio fodder.

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story of the Brewers making an appearance on Fox’ national baseball coverage tomorrow.

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman has the latest news coming out of Bristol, CT this week concerning the revamped SportsCenter.

George Thomas at the Akron Beacon Journal adds his thoughts on the ESPN move.

Neil Best at Newsday reports on the Mets’ radio voice calling a game from the cheap seats.

Elsewhere in Gotham, Richard Sandomir at the NY Times writes that more women are playing prominent roles behind the mic.

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News reports Fox has softened its practice of televising as many Yankees-Nets match-ups as possible.

AT the NY Post Phil Mushnick looks at how youth is being served in big-stakes poker.

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald writes about how the NBA likes to keep the inner workings of the NBA Draft lottery behind closed doors.

John Schiebe at the LA Times discusses how NBC will ultimately handle the tragedy of Eight Belles in this weekend’s coverage of the Preakness.

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star also has a piece on NBC’s Preakness coverage

Over at the LA Daily News, Tom Hoffarth has his take on the ESPN news.  Here’s more from his blog.

More ESPN notes from John Maffei at the North County Times.

In Boston, the Herald reports that NESN contributor Jim Rice will soon be making a new pitch.

At the Boston Globe, Nancy Marrapese-Burrell tells us a former Red Sox bench player is making strides in the media.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has some Minnesota sports radio news..

From Baltimore Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun has a local take on the coverage of The Preakness.

You can get some Windy City media news from Teddy Greenstein at the Chicago Tribune.

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune takes on the local Padres’ announcing team for blaming the poor play by the team on others outside the clubhouse.

Dave Darling at the Orlando Sentinel has a talk with ESPN’s Steve Phillips.

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