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Eck signs deal w/NESN to do 85 games per year.

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by Jim Ed Rice in HOF, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

    Jim Ed Rice in HOF Red-headed Skrub child SoSH Member

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    I didn’t want to resurrect a long dormant NESN broadcast thread and didn’t see this anywhere. Sounds like he’s happy, it allows Remy to take on a smaller role assuming he’s coming back and it leaves less possible games for Lyons.



    Eck:
    I'm excited to announce my expanded role with @nesn. I just signed a five year deal to do 85 games, more games than ever! Looking forward to the 2019 season. Repeat! Go @redsox #redsox
     
  2. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Wow. Best news of the offseason, tv/radio wise
     
  3. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    No one actually thought Remy might call 150 games in a season again, but this contract is a surprisingly frank acknowledgement of that. Hope that doesn’t mean Remy’s prognosis has worsened.
     
  4. Maximus

    Maximus Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome news, love Eck.
     
  5. JohnnyTheBone

    JohnnyTheBone Member SoSH Member

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    Yes! Fantastic news. I heard on the drive home that Eck and Remy would be part of a three-man booth with O'Brien for 30 games this season. The title defense will be televised, and it shall be glorious.
     
  6. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome news. Now they should offer Lyons a similar contract, except throw in a Yankees cap and a voucher for free flying lessons as a sweetener.
     
  7. Just a bit outside

    Just a bit outside Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Can’t find the link but I saw that Carlos Pena and Salty will be doing color on some of the games.
     
  8. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    https://www.masslive.com/redsox/201...-man-nesn-booth-for-30-games-this-season.html
    Pena has been really good on mlbn. I like him a lot, he's really into metrics and visual analysis, but he has a tendency to speak a bit too loud and emphatically. He needs to tone that down for the booth.
     
  9. The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

    The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa Member SoSH Member

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    This signing does more than just about any on-field addition would to further my overall enjoyment of watching Red Sox games.

    Too bad Eck is not replacing O'Brien.
     
  10. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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  11. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Although according to the analytics it does drop OB from 50% to 33% of the situation. That's an improvement.
     
  12. bankshot1

    bankshot1 Member SoSH Member

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    Great news. More Eck is a good thing and Eck and Remy worked so well together it wasn't work, but rather listening to old friends and team mates letting us enjoy their bond.
     
  13. shaggydog2000

    shaggydog2000 Member SoSH Member

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    Eck, Remy, and Orsillo would be the three man booth of my dreams.

    Lyons, Gomes, and O'Brien would be the three man booth of my nightmares.

    Very excited about 85 games of Eck next year.
     
  14. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Great signing. Now if they can only wrap up Mookie . . .
     
  15. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    This is 85 per year,not 17 games each year for 5 years, right?
     
  16. Jordu

    Jordu Member SoSH Member

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    Yes. He clarified in another tweet. 85 a year.
     
  17. RGREELEY33

    RGREELEY33 Potty Mouth Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I’m excited by the news, but a bit unnerved at Eck’s very Trumpian Tweeting style. . . . .
     
  18. Beomoose

    Beomoose Member SoSH Member

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    Excellent news, I look forward to more cheese talk.
     
  19. Humphrey

    Humphrey Member SoSH Member

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    Remy seemed ok on TV last night. Voice did sound a tad different, however.
     
  20. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    Bring the cheez.
     
  21. uilnslcoap

    uilnslcoap Member SoSH Member

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    I'm tellin' ya, it's time to party!

    Such great news, Eck is easily my favorite part of the NESN broadcasts, and he and Remy together are great.
     
  22. Mike Greenwall

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    2018 recap
    1) World Series
    2) Mookie's GS off Happ
    3) "Slow as steak"
     
  23. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I hope spring training games are not part of the 85
     
  24. FlexFlexerson

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    This is great news. Who do we have to bribe to get Remy, Eck and Spaceman in a booth together?
     
  25. Koji’s Slider

    Koji’s Slider Member SoSH Member

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    I would love NESN to bring in Pedro a couple of times a month and sit him with ECK.
     
  26. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Member SoSH Member

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    Remy just tweeted out:

    “Looking forward to getting to spring training. Feeling real good. Doing between 80 and 90 games this year. Really looking forward to the 30 Eck Dave and I will be doing together. Great season ahead!!!”
     
  27. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

    Jim Ed Rice in HOF Red-headed Skrub child SoSH Member

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    That’s excellent to hear. I wonder who will be going on the road more. I know Eck isn’t a fan of road trips but I wonder if Remy’s health will have him avoiding travel. Either way it’s a nice question to have instead of which games will Lyons or Gomes be broadcasting.
     
  28. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

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    Didn't Gomes take a job in the Diamondbacks organization? I don't think we'll be hearing much from him this year.

    Eck doing 85 and Remy doing 80-90 with 30 games of overlap leaves 40-50 games to fill in. My guess is that Lyons will probably be doing the west coast trip in August (SD, COL, LAA). I'd say the first west coast trip as well but that's the first two weeks of the season. Seems unlikely that won't be Remy or Eck for at least part of it.
     
  29. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    Are we including Spring Training in this equation? Because if Eck is doing 85 games and Remy is doing 85, that's 170 games. And if they're doing 30 games as a tandem, that brings the total down to 140 games. Assuming that the Sox will be on national TV (ESPN, TBS, FOX) for 10 games, that's only really 12 games that will be Remy or Eck-less.
     
  30. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I would guess that Remy will do the majority the home game telecasts with very limited travel. Perhaps the few from Yankee Stadium that don't get bumped for national coverage and maybe London. That right there will put him in the 80-90 range.
     
  31. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'd look Baltimore, Toronto and Philly. Won't the London games be national?
     
  32. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Most likely, but they are designated as Sox home games so I'm curious if the team's ownership who also owns NESN might have been able to negotiate that in.
     
  33. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I would thing the negotiation would be you (MLB) deal with it. The cost is significant and it's not like NESN is leading the regionals in spending on quality production in their home venue. MLB will want better.
     
  34. gedman211

    gedman211 Member SoSH Member

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    I'd guess that Henry will see this as an opportunity to cross-market his MLB and EPL interests. I doubt he'd need much convincing that London games are in his best business interests regardless of who has the TV rights.
     

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