McAdam Latest On Media Merry-Go-Round

The last few months in the Boston sports media have seen a game of musical chairs among some of the big players in the market. Between buyouts, internet defections, new startups and just changing jobs, we’ve seen some of the bigger and most familiar names in Boston sports coverage changing employment addresses.

David Scott has the latest, which is Sean McAdam leaving the Projo and joining the Boston Herald as a columnist and baseball writer. He also touches on the Herald’s announcement of their hiring of Ron Borges, where they trumpet his ability to aggravate and how they’re looking forward to turning him loose and “watching him shake things up.”

I think the Herald has shaken enough things up for one year, this coming just months after the paper pleaded with readers for forgiveness and vowed to rebuild the “sacred bond” with their readers.

McAdam is a tremendous hire for the Herald, with the losses of Rob Bradford, Tony Massarotti and Jeff Horrigan, the paper needed a big baseball voice, and they might’ve gotten the most respected baseball guy in New England in that role.

So, one great hire, one questionable one. I guess that’s not as bad as it could be. Maybe.

Troy Brown’s retirement from the Patriots was the big story yesterday, check out all the coverage on PatriotsLinks.com

Check up on the Red Sox coverage this morning on RedSoxLinks.com

NESN kicks off their coverage of the new Bruins season tomorrow. Nancy Marrapese-Burrell talks with play-by-play man Jack Edwards about the new season.

Marc J. Spears has Kevin Garnett amped up for another title run with the Celtics, while Mark Murphy has the Celtics as a whole looking for another long run in the playoffs.

  • Mark

    If the Herald wants our forgiveness they should lower the price of the paper back to 50 cents.

  • Eric

    The PrJo is leaking even faster than the Herald. McA saw the handwriting on the wall.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    …..good grief, MacAdam….have you no shame?….jumping from the Providence Journal to the Herald is like jumping from a 4 star restaurant to McDonald’s

    • Eric

      2 years ago, this would have been right. But the ProJo is laying off people left and right. So its more like jumping from a sinking ship to a stable rowboat.

    • John

      Are you kidding me? The Projo has been a joke for a few years now. Its sports section is a wasteland of nothingness. Even the Sunday Sports section in the Projo is now a waste of time.
      Its time for a rival paper in RI to emerge and crush the Projo once and for all.

  • Paul

    Although McAdam is my favorite baseball writer in the region, I still refuse to purchase/read/support the Herald… RIP ProJo… Damn you, Herald…