Sunday, March 19, 2017


Sweeny Murti's getting screwed.

"You gotta be kidding me!!!!"

That was the comment my buddy Jason Keidel of CBS wrote when he posted this New York Daily News story on Facebook.  Travel reduced for WFAN's Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti, Mets' Ed Coleman.

Bob Raismann writes:

"It’s been traditional for WFAN to send its baseball beat reporters Sweeny Murti (Yankees) and Ed Coleman (Mets) on the road with both teams. Now it appears a cash crunch at FAN has resulted in cutting back on the snoops’ road itinerary.

MLB spies say neither Murti nor Coleman will be travelling west of the Mississippi much this season. While the perception of a travel cutback is not good for the station, it has more impact on the Yankees, since FAN is the Bombers’ radio flagship and trumpets the fact it provides comprehensive coverage of the team. Murti is also a mainstay on the game radiocasts hosting the postgame show."

And so, what the F? How in the world can that even be possible? How does Sweeny, who's one of the top Yankee guys do his job? And what the hell is going on at FAN? Seriously.

Photo of Justus Sheffield
In this incoming Yankee season, the most exciting one in several years chock full of youngsters, you would think FAN could find the money to feed a Yankee audience. 

Photo: New York Daily News
That doesn't seem the matter.  In fact, the whole thing is ridiculous.  I wish Sweeny could truly give me his thoughts on this whole mess. I would gladly print them here on BYB, but I know he'd get in trouble doing that.

This is a great story, and we will keep following it closely.  Hey, Keidel, thanks for the nugget.

Happy Sunday everyone.

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