This comes from one of our media relations interns, John Nolan (who himself will be interning for NBC on its Olympics coverage this summer)….
Corey Brown, Zach Duke, and the rest of their Chiefs teammates aren’t the only residents of Chiefsville garnering headlines these days. In fact, five members of the Chiefs front office have been the subject of recent feature articles.
The Syracuse New Times made Chiefs Director of Communications and play-by-play voice Jason Benetti the cover boy of its July 3 edition. Chris Baker’s article explores how the ever-prepared and clever Jason has overcome a near-death experience as a young child to become a “Wonder Mike.”
And Jason isn’t the only one in the Chiefs broadcast booth to be profiled of late. Jason’s broadcast partner Kevin Brown was the subject of Ben Meyers’ story on “The ‘Other’ Voice of the Chiefs” for Federal Baseball on July 14. Meyers shares how Brown actually grew up aspiring to be a zookeeper. Fortunate for radio listeners of the Chiefs, though, the 22-year-old Brown overcame tamed his dreams and is now displaying his skills as a broadcaster.
(By the way, in case you missed it back in May, even one of our interns made news. Bill Spaulding received the 2012 Jim Nantz Award for being America’s top collegiate sports broadcaster. And although this didn’t come with a trophy like the Nantz Award did, additional congratulations to Bill for also recently being named the fiance of Deanna Payson.)
Finally, the limelight in Chiefsville was also cast on three others in the office: Wendy and Ariel Shoen, and Desirée Ellison. Meet the Diamond Girls by Jill Romano in the July issue of Syracuse Woman’s Magazine chronicles how Wendy, Ariel, and Desirée have found success working in an industry dominated by the opposite sex.
Who will be highlighted next? Keep scanning the headlines to see. For now though, once you’re done reading about Jason, Kevin, Desirée, Wendy, and Ariel, come find them at Alliance Bank Stadium to discover how the sundry crew is even more outstanding in person.
Good morning, Chiefs fans…and what a good morning it is. Syracuse is over .500 for the first time since April 16, 2011. Here are some more nuggets to brighten your day…
*The box score from the last time Syracuse was over .500.
*Why Jim Thome’s 13th walkoff home run was more valuable than the others.
*Newsday looks at the 25-year anniversary of groundbreaking sports talk radio station WFAN.
*Bill Murray’s brilliant acceptance speech for the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame.
*The NY Times tackles our current generation gap.
Hope to see you out at the park today for a slightly earlier start time than normal, as the Chiefs and G-Braves tangle at 5:00 PM. If you can’t make it, catch the game on The Score 1260 at 4:45.
Here’s some stuff you’ll enjoy:
*Highlights from last night’s close call with the PawSox.
*Donnie Webb talked to new catcher Koyie Hill postgame.
*Strange stuff involving a former Chief reliever.
*Amanda Comak on Strasburg’s inning limit.
The Chiefs try to make it three straight over the division leaders tonight. Our airtime is 6:45. Hope you can join me and Kevin on The Score 1260 and thescore1260.com.
Here are some links you’ll enjoy this morning:
*Tom Leo on the Chiefs’ clutch hitting.
*Highlights from last night’s win.
*Bryce Harper’s brother is in Auburn.
*How ’bout another one-hitter?
*The pitcher of those one-hitters on NPR.
Hope you can join us tonight for game two of four with first-place Pawtucket on The Score 1260 and thescore1260.com. Airtime is 6:45.
Here are some links you’ll enjoy, we believe:
*The Nats fell to the Yankees is the series finale yesterday.
*What’s on tap in the majors.
*Yesterday’s Post-Standard Chiefs story.
*Apropos of nothing, this.
*Mark Teahen plays Teammates in a Glove.
Chiefs and first-place Pawtucket at 7 tonight. Hope you can join us.
Here are some links you’ll enjoy:
*Davey Johnson says AL East games are significantly different.
*A former Columbus Clipper has a long hit streak.
*Yu Darvish stupefied the Astros.
*When was the last time you climbed Yosemite?
Chiefs and Yankees tonight at 7…..hope you can join us on The Score 1260 or online at thescore1260.com.
After two days off, the Chiefs are back in action tonight. Here are some links you’ll enjoy:
*Tyler Moore went bonkers in Toronto yesterday.
*The Nats young’ins are doing damage.
*Former Chief Gregor Blanco assisted in a perfect game.
*Mike Matheny wants more from the Cardinals.
*Happy Flag Day.
The Chiefs and Yankees play at 7 tonight. Catch the game on Time Warner Cable Sports with me and Steve Grilli or on The Score 1260 and thescore1260.com with Kevin.
In advance of tonight’s 5 P.M. tilt, some things you’ll enjoy:
*Last night’s highlights, via the Inside Pitch podcast.
*The game story from the Post-Standard.
*The Nats “don’t let up.”
*In honor of tonight’s LHV starter, here’s this video
*A game-seven photo gallery.
Join us at 4:45 for a chat with Tony Beasley on The Score 1260 and thescore1260.com. Game time is 5 tonight.
Here are some things you’ll enjoy this morning:
*The Nats’ game story from last night, replete with a Strasburg curveball nugget you won’t believe.
*The Mariners tied a no-hit record last night.
*A neat interview with John Waters.
*A look at today’s IronPigs’ starter, from the Express-Times.
*Not a link, but Pete Orr is back in Syracuse, this time with Lehigh Valley.
The Chiefs and ‘pigs play game one of four tonight. Our airtime is 6:45 on The Score 1260 and thescore1260.com.
all right, enough of these shenanigans. To the real links!
– Tom Leo’s game story from last night.
– One Chiefs player looks on track to be an All-Star starter.
– Is this the real end for Manny Ramirez?
– How one play could have changed college football forever.
– I’m sick of “Call Me Maybe” too, but Jimmy Fallon and the Roots do it justice.
Chiefs and Bats tonight in the finale of a five-game series: check it out at 7:00 on The Score 1260 or thescore1260.com.