SNY thoroughly covering its flagship team so far
I guess this qualifies as the best test yet of SNY's objectivity - and freedom to criticize the bosses.
So far so good. SNY had Willie Randolph's firing on its crawl by 3:30 a.m., had Steve Overmyer on camera from the newsroom just after 4 (talking by phone with Kevin Burkhardt) and at 6 a.m. had a complete new show on the topic (with Burkhardt on the phone again).
After a replay of Monday night's game, Burkhardt appeared on yet another edition of the show at 9 a.m., this time on camera from California.
Burkhardt wasn't shy: "To fly these guys to the West Coast after a doubleheader on Sunday, then to make them go about their day like it was a normal day and everything was going to be all right, and to come back and do it in a hotel room a midnight? I can't fathom it being done at a worse time, to be honest with you. I think it was brutal timing. I think the guys deserved better, I really do."