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News Update – 4/1/10

This update is powered by Dick Enberg, who is leaving the NCAA Final Four coverage for good, but joining the Padres broadcast team:

  • Our own Cliff Corcoran is part of trio of bloggers asked by the Times to assess the 2010 Yankees

Starting this baseball season, Time Warner Cable subscribers who receive the YES Network in the Yankees’ home broadcasting territory will be able to purchase a package of YES’ New York Yankees game telecasts for live in-market online viewing.

The Yankees on YES Live Game Streaming in-market package will launch in conjunction with YES’ Sunday, April 4, season-opening Yankees-Red Sox telecast (8 pm ET). YES Network will offer the package to eligible Time Warner Cable customers for $69.95 for the entire 2010 regular season, or $19.95 for any 30-day period this regular season. . . .

YES Network will allow eligible Time Warner Cable customers to purchase this package and use high-speed Internet access to watch YES’ Yankees telecasts live on their computers throughout the Yankees’ entire home broadcasting territory. They also will be able to watch YES’ Yankees telecasts live on laptops or other portable computers via WiFi. . . .

  • Phil Niekro, who went 32-20 with a 3.59 ERA in two seasons with the Yanks (’84-’85), turns 71 today.
  • On a personal note, this is my last ‘News Update/News of the Day’ column.  I’m not leaving the Banter staff, but I do have other outside writing opportunities I’d like to pursue.  I WILL be writing for the Banter on an ad-hoc basis, with a new column called ‘Bantermetrics’, which will be similar in nature to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark’s “Useless Information” feature (statistical oddities, in this case involving the Bombers).  The column will also include longer, more serious analysis of more-general questions.  As an example, I’m currently working on an evaluation of whether the Yankees truly have been “older than average” in terms of their roster from a historical perspective.  I hope you’ll enjoy this new column, and I thank you deeply for your support of this column for these past 17 months.

Categories:  Diane Firstman  News of the Day

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1 ny2ca2dc   ~  Apr 1, 2010 10:09 am

Good luck Diane. You've been great in the starting lineup. Maybe Cliff's recaps will include a news section or something (since Cliff needs more work).

The Banter is going to have some bench this season.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 1, 2010 10:12 am

Here, Here, D. You've been great. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us.


3 joejoejoe   ~  Apr 1, 2010 10:21 am

Best wishes in your new gig and looking forward to your new take here at Bronx Banter.

4 RIYank   ~  Apr 1, 2010 10:28 am

Oh, that's a bad thing, but for a good reason, so congrats, Diane.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 1, 2010 10:44 am

Thanks for the news updates, Diane. Much appreciated.
Looking forward to your Bantermetrics.

6 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 1, 2010 12:48 pm

I'll miss your news updates, Diane, but I'm glad we'll still be reading you (even if not every day). Thanks for all the links and commentary - and here's to Bantermetrics!

7 thelarmis   ~  Apr 1, 2010 1:51 pm

yes, all of the above.

thanks for everything here Diane and best of luck w/ the other writing opportunities. most definitely am looking forward to Bantermetrics!

8 Yankster   ~  Apr 1, 2010 2:48 pm

APRIL FOOLS. Wheh! thank god, cause I love this feature.

Oh wait. You're doing this because of what Paul said on the Tiger post, right? He's SORRY. OK? Don't stop the series just because of one not so clear post!

OK, I guess it's a fait accomplis. News of the day has always rocked and will be sorely missed. Thanks for doing the series, and I'm looking forward to the new articles.

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