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Zambonis, tag potentially dangerous to young people

I have not had a chance to watch the reviewer DVDs of the "E:60" or "Real Sports" episodes debuting on ESPN and HBO Tuesday night at 7 and 10, respectively.

But I'm usually up for providing free ads for people willing to do sports journalism on TV, so:

"E:60" includes a behind-the-scenes profile of WWE's Vince McMahon and a report on poor air quality in ice hockey and figure skating rinks, thanks to little ventilation and big Zambonis.

"Real Sports" looks at Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and has a report on efforts to ban dodge ball, tag and other dangerous youth activities. I once got a paper cut playing Go Fish.

A loyal reader named Scott is trying to organize the voice of baseball fans through this site. Organizing fans never really has worked before, but I support and applaud those who try.

ESPN360.com and Verizon are hosting UEFA Champions League quarterfinals viewing parties Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at three Manhattan bars each day. This site lists the bars and locations; I was too lazy to retype them myself.

Mike Piazza blew off the news media before and after catching the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field Monday night . . . presumably because he wasn't there to talk about the past.

Click below for an interesting take on the bond between local broadcasters and baseball fans from Bob Costas, who was reacting to the death Monday of Harry Kalas.

Gotta go. Enjoy preparing your taxes.“Obviously Harry was a great announcer, he’s even in the Hall of Fame because of that, but you couldn’t convince someone from Philadelphia that there was anyone better to call a game than Harry Kalas. You couldn’t convince someone in St. Louis that there was anyone better to call a game than Jack Buck or before that, Harry Caray, and that’s the way it should be. If you live in Cincinnati, than Marty Brennaman is what baseball sounds like to you. And Ernie Harwell is what it sounded like in Detroit. That’s part of the beauty of baseball broadcasting.”

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