Hello, time for some links. Pretty busy morning at work so I’m trying to squeeze in some information for you in between tasks.
First, ESPN Radio has made its announcer assignments for the MLB postseason. While ESPN TV no longer has the rights to the League Division Series as it once did, ESPN Radio will have complete coverage. The teams are as follows:
Divisional Series Dan Shulman-Dave Campbell Jon Miller-Dusty Baker Gary Thorne-Steve Phillips Jon Sciambi-Buck Martinez LCS Shulman-Campbell Jon Miller-Joe Morgan World Series Miller-Morgan; Shulman, Campbell and Peter Pascarelli pre- and post-game analysis and interviews.
Dan Shulman-Dave Campbell
Jon Miller-Dusty Baker
Gary Thorne-Steve Phillips
Jon Sciambi-Buck Martinez
Jon Miller-Joe Morgan
Miller-Morgan; Shulman, Campbell and Peter Pascarelli pre- and post-game analysis and interviews.While ESPN TV may not have a presence for Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter at the games, ESPN Radio will. Thanks to the ESPN Public Relations Department for making a quick response to my e-mail.
Over to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette where Bill Doyle writes that New England Patriots defensive back Ellis Hobbs is the star of a new furniture commercial airing locally.
In the Sports Media Watch blog, Paulsen writes that ESPN SportsCenter anchor and hockey maven John Buccigross has predicted that the Alleged Worldwide Leader will return to the NHL. Here’s Buccigross’ column from ESPN.com.
And thanks to Paulsen who links to the story on his blog, Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Skip Carey is angry with TBS for not selecting him for the MLB postseason coverage. I did find that odd. And Neil Best of Newsday blogs that leaving Skip off the TBS playoff roster isn’t a big deal.
Jack Bogaczyk of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail writes about TBS coming into the MLB postseason game for the first time.
Stuart Crosby in the Newnan Times-Herald laments the end of the Braves on TBS.
Mel Bracht in the Oklahoman (also home to Jenni Carlson) writes about the Atlanta Braves on TBS era sadly coming to an end. Bracht has some news and notes in his media notebook.
Another era coming to an end in Kansas City tonight where RSTN airs its last Royals game. Fox Sports Midwest takes over the Royals TV rights next season.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News writes that FSN Bay Area caught an incident between the Padres and Giants, but didn’t show it.
Best writes that ESPN2′s Julie Foudy ripped US Women’s Soccer coach Greg Ryan for his strategy for switching goaltenders for today’s USA-Brazil game (notice the lovely pic of Julie with Brandi Chastain). Brazil won 4-0 today. And Best says Heather Mitts (Neil has a rather steamy pic of Heather) is chiming in as well.
Mike Murphy, an Indiana State Representative, has written an anti-Big Ten Network piece in today’s Indianapolis Star. From Business Week’s Sports Business special issue, Geoff Gloecker has a feature on Big Ten Commissioner James Delaney saying the conference has now become big business. Todd Milewski of the Capital (WI) Times writes that even with less games being picked up by FSN Wisconsin and two games on rarely seen the Big Ten Network, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey coach is not concerned over the reduced exposure.
And also from the Business Week Sports Business issue, Geoff Gloecker and Tom Lowry have a profile of what the magazine calls the most powerful man in sports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Inside Track girls in the Boston Herald write that ESPN will poke fun at the Patriots spygate scandal during the open on Monday Night Football next week.
Bill Fleischman of the Philadelphia Daily News writes in his NASCAR notebook (scroll down) that ESPN’s Suzy Kolber is enjoying her dual role as host of NASCAR Countdown and sideline reporter on Monday Night Football.
Scott Long in the Baseball Toaster blog says ESPN.com is no longer relevant. I agree.
Dish Network will pick up four Regional Sports Networks channels in HD.
And CBC has signed a deal with YouTube to share content. Good move. I like this.
Those are your links for today.