Feb
23

YES adds Curry to on-air staff

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In early December, long-time New York Times baseball writer Jack Curry took a buyout offer and departed from the Gray Lady. Today, we learn that Curry will join the YES Network as a Yankees studio analyst, YES program contributor and website columnist. “I look forward to this new chapter of my career, and am eager to contribute to YES on air and online,” Curry said in a statement. “I’m eager to provide insight and information to our television viewers and Web readers.”

Curry started at The Times in 1987 and began covering the Yanks in 1991. In 1998, he took over as the paper’s national baseball writer, and over the last 18 years, he has appeared on TV during Yankee pre-game shows on both MSG and the YES Network. Now, he’ll serve as Bob Lorenz’s sidekick. “He will be a tremendous addition to our Emmy Award-winning multi-platform Yankees coverage,” John Filippelli, YES’ president of production and programming said, “and will complement Bob Lorenz, our pre- and post-game host, extremely well in the studio.”

Categories : Asides, NYC Sports Media
  • A.D.

    Curry any good as a sportswriter?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      I’ve always enjoyed his work. He has his flaws but he’s better than most in the New York area.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        He’s also got a great rack.

        No, wait… that’s Ann Curry. My bad.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

          The newscaster? Whaaa?

        • Thomas
  • Jammy Jammers

    I love curry fries.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    I can’t believe the Warriors drafted him RIGHT BEFORE THE KNICKS!

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    + = Jack Curry Powder

    Edited 6:18 p.m.: I fixed this for me.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Mmmmmm… George likes his chicken spicy.

      • Slugger27

        when are mr steinbrenners vitamins getting returned?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Edited 6:18 p.m.: I fixed this for me.

      Change the first picture to this:
      http://www.lostblog.net/postim.....k-1-08.jpg

      And then add this:
      http://thunderbaseball.files.w.....lancon.jpg

      Boom. Instant Pictogram. You’re welcome.

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        I don’t get it.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Mark Melancon is Powder.

          As in: http://www.fortunecity.com/riv.....powder.jpg (safe)

          • pete

            still not getting it.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              Jack + Curry + Powder.

              Hang on a sec, I’ve got a new one lined up for the open thread. You’ll enjoy it.

            • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

              Then it’s Jack + Curry + Powder. I get it. Never knew that to be Melancon’s nickname.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                He’s mad palez, yo.

  • Christos

    I don’t mind him. I wouldn’t mind seeing him do some games too.

    • Lanny

      Just because one can write about the game doesn’t mean one can call a game.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        (fighting the urge to say something)

  • Poopy Pants

    Well I guess it looks like YES just got a little spicier!!!

  • Steve

    I’d still rather have Coney over Curry.

  • DaveinMD

    Good hire. Now bring back David Cone.