On a personal note

This Saturday is the Eastern Mass. All Star Classic, a one-day tournament featuring the best players from the Intercity League, Cranberry League, Yawkey League, and Park League. It will be played at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, home of the Brockton Rox of the FCBL.

Unfortunately, I will not be there.

That day, I’ll be in Maine, where my family will be holding a service for our first dog, Spunky, who passed away in March of last year. We adopted him when he was three years old in September of 1997. He was a very good friend to me, especially at times when I felt like I didn’t have any friends. He would sleep at my feet every night. He would stand on his hind legs and do dances for treats. He would try to occupy my mother’s chair in our living room. And to think he almost didn’t make it to his first Christmas with us – he broke into a box of chocolates that were under the tree, forcing us to call the Canine Toxicology Hotline (a 900 number, at that). Thankfully, we saved his furry little butt, and he lived until he was 19.

I’m dedicating all of this week’s broadcasts to Spunky’s memory. Please find it in your heart to find your own Spunky – adopt a dog today. If you’re in the Boston area, I’d suggest the Buddy Dog Humane Society – the same place where we found Spunky.



All LSP broadcasts now on one UStream channel

Effective immediately, I’m overhauling the UStream page by deleting all four individual team channels (MIAA, Blue Sox, LHS, BB&N) and broadcasting all events from one easier-to-remember channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/LocalSportsProductions (capital letters not required).

This is easier on both myself and you, the listener. Now you can bookmark just one channel for all broadcasts, and I don’t have to type out one of four different URLs to announce when I’m going live, especially considering that all the channels were multiple words and had several hyphens in the domain name.

So update your bookmarks, follow the new channel if you’ve got a UStream account, and tune in tomorrow at 5:55 p.m. when the Blue Sox visit the Watertown Reds.



P.S. – Listen to Mike Bourdon’s two-hit shutout against the Reading Bulldogs from Monday here.

Blue Sox win first two, broadcasts now available for download

The Blue Sox are 2-0 to start the 2014 season with wins over the Watertown Reds and Wakefield Merchants. Listen to the broadcasts now:

Watertown Reds @ Lexington Blue Sox, 5-30-2014

Lexington Blue Sox @ Wakefield Merchants, 6-1-2014

Live coverage of the Blue Sox returns Wednesday at 7:25 p.m. when the Blue Sox travel to Morelli Field to take on the Melrose Americans. Listen live on Ustream!

BB&N season wraps up, Blue Sox season begins

Tomorrow at 3:55 p.m., LSP will broadcast the final BB&N baseball game of the season at Belmont Hill. That wraps up high school sports coverage, but never fear – the Lexington Blue Sox are just around the corner!

Coverage of the 2014 Lexington Blue Sox kicks off Friday, May 30 at 7:55 p.m. when the Blue Sox host the Watertown Reds. Then on Sunday, June 1, the Blue Sox travel to Walsh Field to take on the Wakefield Merchants at 4:55 p.m.

The following weekend, the Blue Sox will play three games against the Cotuit Kettleers over the course of two days. Times to be determined, all three games (and the games above) to be broadcast on Ustream.

Thanks for tuning in!


P.S. – Something is in the works for Fall 2014. Stay tuned…

BB&N Baseball on LSP this spring

LSP will broadcast two BB&N baseball games this season:

-Monday, April 28 vs. Dexter at O’Donnell Field at Harvard, 5 p.m.

-Friday, May 23 @ Belmont Hill, 4 p.m.

The game on April 28th will be presented by the fan-created revival of MLB Showdown, the classic fantasy baseball trading card game. Learn more about the game here.

February archives update

BB&N vs. Nobles girls’ basketball, 2.7.2014

BB&N vs. Nobles boys’ basketball, 2.7.2014

Newton North @ Framingham boys’ basketball, 2.11.2014

BB&N vs. St. Paul’s girls’ basketball, 2.15.2014

Don’t forget, this Saturday at 1:55 p.m. is the final regular season broadcast of BB&N Basketball on LSP, when the Knights host Lawrence Academy. Listen live here!

February broadcast schedule (updated!)

LSP will be covering the no. 4-ranked Newton North Tigers boys’ basketball team as they take on the Framingham Flyers Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the updated schedule:

Friday, February 7: Noble & Greenough @ BB&N boys’ and girls’ basketball doubleheader, 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11: Newton North @ Framingham boys’ basketball, 6:20 p.m.

Saturday, February 15: St. Paul’s @ BB&N girls’ basketball, 2:50 p.m.

Saturday, February 22: Lawrence Academy @ BB&N boys’ basketball, 1:50 p.m.

Listen to all the games live on Ustream and download them the next day on MediaFire.

February broadcast schedule

LSP has BB&N basketball on three consecutive weeks in February and is in discussions to cover at least one Groton-Dunstable Crusaders and one Lexington Minutemen boys’ basketball game. Here’s the definite schedule:

Friday, February 7

BB&N basketball doubleheader vs. Noble & Greenough, 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 15

BB&N girls’ basketball vs. St. Paul’s, 3 p.m.

Saturday, February 22

BB&N boys’ basketball vs. Lawrence Academy, 2 p.m.