Here’s a preview of what you can expect in the next edition of Real Sports on HBO this coming Tuesday.
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL PROFILES YANKEES ACE CC SABATHIA; AND RECONNECTS WITH TEXAS RANGERS SLUGGER JOSH HAMILTON WHEN THE EMMY®-WINNING SHOW RETURNS SEPT. 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBOREAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 162nd edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, SEPT. 21 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT & 9:00 p.m. CT), exclusively on HBO.HBO On Demand availability: Sept. 27-Oct. 18Segments include:*CC Sabathia. Standing as tall as the skyscrapers of New York City, six foot seven New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia is one of the game’s most intimidating figures on the mound, but an introspective person off the field. The fireballing southpaw is on track to win his second Cy Young Award, and perhaps his second World Series championship ring. Most everybody who follows the game knows something about the hurler, who previously played in Cleveland and Milwaukee, but not much is known about the 30-year-old husband and father of four away from the diamond. He’s a son who was able to forgive his late father’s unfortunate past and unexplained absence in order to cherish their final years while his dad battled HIV and terminal cancer. REAL SPORTS correspondent Jon Frankel goes one-on-one with the Vallejo, Cal. native to find out more about this quiet family man and his voyage to the bright lights of the Big Apple.Producer: Nick Dolin.*Back in the Game. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays made Josh Hamilton the number-one overall pick in the 1999 MLB amateur draft, with the second-year expansion team expecting him to be their star of the future. Although he received a $3.96 million signing bonus from the club, the outfielder never played a Major League game in a Tampa Bay uniform. For six years Hamilton battled injuries and substance abuse, receiving a 2004 suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy that nearly derailed his career for good. Despite the setbacks, he finally made his Major League debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2007 and has become one of baseball’s most feared sluggers in his three seasons with the Texas Rangers. REAL SPORTS correspondent Jon Frankel revisits the three-time American League All-Star, who first talked to HBO in 2006, and reflects on his hard-fought journey to conquer his demons.Producers: Zehra Mamdani, Mike Sullivan.REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL has won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism 12 times in its 15 years, and is the first and only sports program honored with the duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism by Columbia University.The executive producers of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; Kirby Bradley is senior producer.
I hope to get started on the megalinks soon. Things at work have prevented me from getting started on them.