So I took a few days off to take my father to a ballgame and attend a family gathering in Connecticut. So I am still catching up on what was a fairly busy weekend in the sports world. What I missed:
Big Brown: Executives at DHL get a good laugh
Rafael Nadal: Gave up just four games against Federer, and only because he had wedgie issues.
Celtics go up 2-0: It’s been MONTHS, literally MONTHS since the city of Boston has seen a champion.
Jim McCay dies: It’s nice to know the sportscasters of today have followed his practice of a classy, understated delivery.
Now, as for the news of today, we have some interesting sports biz items to choose from.
First, an arbitrator in North Carolina has ordered Time Warner Cable to carry the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, allowing more than 1 million cable subscribers to begin getting Nationals and Orioles games. The ruling essentially expands MASN’s coverage area to nearly all of North Carolina all the way up to parts of Pennsylvania.
The arbitrator, who was appointed by the Federal Communications Commission, said Time Warner Cable had discriminated against MASN when it refused to carry the network.
Also, we’ll have more on this tomorrow, but D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission has a new CEO. Erik Moses has replaced Greg O’Dell, who was appointed by D.C Mayor Adrian Fenty to head up the Washington Convention Center Authority.