"I'm weighing my options, with the hope there is a lot of weight to them," said McCoy, who was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 with the Spink Award. "I am not going to make any decisions until after my retirement/buyout on Sept. 30, but I'm not ready to pull the plug on the laptop. I still want to write. And I will. I've had some contact about continuing to write, which I will explore. And there is a book lingering inside me."
The 68-year-old McCoy -- who
"I'm probably the last of the baseball beat writer dinosaurs," McCoy said. "Nobody covers a baseball beat for 37 years. Few handle it more than three or four. The travel is too tough and the daily haggle and hassle with the players is demanding. Newspaper beat writers are a dying breed, but with the Internet there will always be a need for baseball writers to provide content."
That brings up a relevant question: How receptive would McCoy be to working for a Web site that allowed him to cover the Reds?
"Would I like to write about baseball for a Web site or do a blog? Absolutely," he said. "I may be 68, soon to be 69, but I think I still have my fastball at the keyboard and can handle the breaking stuff and the off-speed stuff."
Wolfson was assigned the story early spring; he anticipates he'll stay on it if
"Obviously, people nationally are more interested in Pitino than the details of the story," Wolfson said. "The national coverage has focused on Pitino's misjudgment more so than the fact he has allegedly been the subject of extortion and blackmail. Our coverage has probably been focused more on exploring the truth and falseness of the allegations that this woman has made against him, although more recently we have written about Pitino's decision-making."
"I was in the
Asked if he was signed through the 2012 Olympics, Boldon ran away from the question diplomatically: "I'm not positive but I love where I am and they seem to enjoy my work." Let's lock up this dude, Ebersol.
"It's been challenging, but also very interesting, and not the life-gobbling monster that you might first fear," Brennan said. "[Coach]
One of Brennan's co-stars -- and the
"Chad is a challenge, for sure," Brennan said. "He goes his own way and is not looking to PR for much guidance, much as we try to offer it. But as everyone knows, he has an infectious, extremely engaging personality, and whatever the headaches he causes, he is bottom-line motivated by good nature and the desire to have fun. My two younger kids -- college age and not really big football fans -- love
"I'd say it's a combination between the job itself and changes in our industry," Reiss said when asked why he took the ESPN job. "Some of the key aspects of the job are things that I enjoy the most -- high-standards blogging, detailed game breakdowns and interacting with readers through mailbags and chats. I'm also a local who values being in the local market. I felt energized to be part of starting something new that is local-based, but backed with national resources. Stability for my family [he and his wife have a soon-to-be 6-month-old daughter) was also a consideration." Reiss starts with ESPNBoston on Sept. 13.
The hire has already drawn the interest of
A guarantee: He will not be the only credentialed micro-blogger on a college basketball press row next year.
The network plans to partner up the McEnroes during the tournament, which means you can expect to hear plenty of genuflecting on John's playing career. ESPN is going all-out during its first merry-go-round covering the Open -- 100 hours on ESPN2 and more than 300 hours on ESPN360.com. The network will have more than 125 people working at the Open, including talent, support staff, feature producers and technical personnel.