Jonas Schwartz chats with SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt about the Mets’ four-year deal with outfielder Curtis Granderson.
Down goes Burkhardt … well almost.
SI.com has learned Fox Sports has constructed a new NFL announcing team for the 2013 season. SportsNet New York broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt will call play by play with current Fox Sports staffer John Lynch serving as his analyst. (Credit Newsday ace Neil Best for first reporting Fox would likely use Burkhardt, who has done terrific work as a reporter and announcer for the Mets, somewhere on its football coverage.) - Richard Deitsch, SI.com
“I’m not going to say I broke the mold, but I do think hopefully I got in there and showed that someone in that role can be versatile and be not just a tape-head but an actual journalist," he said.
“We still have fun and do goofy stuff when it’s right and I do a lot of human-interest things, too. But I think there is value to having someone who knows the game and can report, if need be, on whether K-Rod is punching his father-in-law in the face, or whatever it is.”
Did ya catch Professor Burkhardt and his sabermetrics tutorial last night?