As TBS gets ready to air the entire Division Championship Series and the National League Championship Series this year, we get this release that its analysts will be using Twitter throughout the postseason. Here is the release:
MLB on TBS Announcers Including Cal Ripken Jr., David Wells and Dennis Eckersley to Tweet Throughout Network’s Postseason Coverage
TBS Hot Corner on MLB.com Returns with Enhanced Features and Exclusive Highlights
TBS announced that beginning October 7 and continuing throughout the network’s coverage of the MLB Postseason, TBS television announcers will use the Twitter social networking platform to provide additional commentary and analysis of all the Postseason action. The tweets will be featured on the TBS Hot Corner Twitter feed at twitter.com/tbshotcorner. Among those tweeting will include the TBS studio team of Ernie Johnson, Dennis Eckersley, Cal Ripken Jr. and David Wells along with game announcers Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez, Marc Fein and Craig Sager.
Also returning this season is a redesigned version of TBS Hot Corner on MLB.com (http://www.mlb.com/tbshotcorner). This year, fans will have access to video highlights and interviews from the Division Series and National League Championship Series, as well as exclusive behind the scenes footage from the TBS studio show, Inside the MLB. Additionally, the TurnerSportsPR Twitter feed at twitter.com/TurnerSportsPR will retweet all TBS Hot Corner Twitter updates.
MLB on TBS will also get fans involved in the game using additional digital platforms allowing them to interact with each other as well as react to the action on the field.
- Facebook: Fans can get exclusive content and analysis from the TBS crew and other interactive features. http://www.facebook.com/pages/TBS-Hot-Corner/111005923243
- Hot Corner Blogs – Ask Eck, Chip’s Blog, From the Booth, and Buck’s Blog will keeps fans updated on the pennant race (http://tbshotcorner.mlblogs.com/)
On Friday, Sept. 25, TBS announcers Chip Caray, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager will call one of the most storied rivalries in sports featuring the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees. TBS will have exclusive coverage of all four MLB Division Series and the National League Championship Series beginning Oct. 7.
I think it’s a good use of the social network to get closer to fans. Of course, I’m a big proponent of Twitter so I’m happy to see this.