MSG to rerun 'Bronx is Burning,' add new interviews
Had a pleasant evening Thursday at an MSG reception to celebrate the network's coming re-play of the ESPN mini-series "The Bronx is Burning," which it is supplementing with new interviews of the real people involved with the 1977 Yankees and calling "Summer of '77."
It debuts April 5. (Cablevision owns both Newsday and MSG.)
Fran Healy told me he has done a series of interviews, including a long one with his old pal Reggie Jackson, who many associated with the '77 Yankees believe was unfairly portrayed by ESPN.
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Photo: GettyAmong the guests were a dozen or so models too young to have been alive for the '77 season.
I had a nice chat with Paige Butcher, who despite being 29 and growing up in Australia was remarkably well versed in 1970s New York baseball. As we listened to Bucky Dent speak, she mentioned he was traded to the Yankees from the White Sox, which I had entirely forgotten. Or maybe I was just distracted at the time.
I resisted the temptation to post a picture of Ms. Butcher here, as I hate to exploit my supermodel pals that way. If you insist on learning more about her, you can do so here.
Others in attendance: Mike Torrez, Steve Jacobson, Justin Tuck, Carl Banks, Bert Randolph Sugar, Tina Cervasio, Jill Martin and famed WatchDog commenter Charlie Chilkoot, visiting the big city on business.