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ESPN Radio Names Announcers for MLB Wild Card and LDS

As the MLB Postseason is about to begin, ESPN Radio has named the announcing crews for both Wild Card games and all four League Division Series. Most of the men have extensive experience calling baseball on the radio. That is except for Chris Berman who returns to call at most three games on ESPN Radio. […]

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TBS is the Home of the American League During the 2014 MLB Postseason

TBS is prepping for the MLB Postseason. In the past, it would air both Wild Card games, all four League Division Series and one League Championship Series. Under the new MLB contract which took effect this season, TBS will now air just one Wild Card game, two League Division Series and one LCS. Starting this […]

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Derek Jeter’s Home Farewell Sets New York Ratings Record for YES

The last home game in Derek Jeter’s career turned out to be a success not only for the Yankees as they beat the Baltimore Orioles on a walkoff single by the shortstop, but also for YES Network which aired the game live throughout the New York DMA. YES says it averaged a 10.84 rating for […]

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ESPN Adds Two MLB Games to Its Schedule This Week

As the baseball pennant races go down to the wire, ESPN has added what it has called “Postseason Impact Games” which basically means contests that have playoff implications. Not sure why it has to use “Postseason Impact Games” to make them sound more important, but here we are. On Tuesday, ESPN will air Baltimore at […]

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Vin Scully to Return in 2015 to Call His 66th Season with the Dodgers

Announced Tuesday night during a break in the Atlanta Braves-Los Angeles Dodgers game, American Treasure Vin Scully will return for a 66th season as the Voice of the Dodgers. Totally amazing that Vin has called games for that long. He’ll call all nine innings on SportsNet LA and simulcast the first three innings on radio. […]

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MLB Network to Air Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This Sunday, MLB Network will air one of baseball’s great summer events when the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is inducted. It’ll be an Atlanta Braves theme as Bobby Cox, Tommy Glavine and Greg Maddux will be entering the Hall along with Frank Thomas, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre. In addition, writer Roger […]

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2014 MLB All-Star Game Hits Four Year High in Ratings, Viewership

As much as we pick on the MLB All-Star Game for what’s wrong, we may finally be seeing something right about the exhibition game that counts for something (we can debate that until the cows come home). For the second straight year, the All-Star Game saw its viewership increase. In 2014, Fox garnered an average […]

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MLB on TBS is Back on July 6

After being off for the first half of the season, TBS returns to Major League Baseball this Sunday for a 13-game regular season schedule. In addition to the 13 Sunday afternoon games, TBS will carry one Wild Card Playoff game (ESPN has the other), two League Division Series (Fox Sports 1 will carry the other […]

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Guest Column: Which sports are best on cable?

While I’m in California attending a wedding, Fang’s Bites will present various guest columns from contributors all over the country. We begin with Nathan Brice of Birmingham, AL who presents the question, which sports work best being televised on cable and which work best on broadcast TV? It’s an interesting question and one Nathan tries […]

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24: Live Another Day on Fox Sports

When 24 was airing regularly on Fox, Fox Sports would be a big supporter of the show with promos during the World Series, countdown clocks during “The O.T.” before season premieres and plenty of in-game mentions during the NFL and NASCAR. As 24: Live Another Day is about to premiere on Monday, Fox Sports is […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

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DEVELOPING: Fox Sports 1 to Air One MLB League Championship Series

This broken by Steve Lepore at Awful Announcing today, Fox Sports Executive Producer John Entz has confirmed that Fox Sports 1 will air on League Championship Series in its entirety this season. TBS will air the other LCS. It means that the League Championship Series just like the League Division Series and the Wild Card […]

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NESN Hires Steve Lyons as Studio Analyst

This coming from NESN, the home of the Boston Red Sox. Steve Lyons has been hired as a studio analyst. For the past nine seasons, he was with Fox Sports Prime Ticket working as both as pregame/postgame analyst as well as a game analyst on Los Angeles Dodgers games. When the Dodgers moved to SportsNet […]

What You’ll See on ESPN’s 25th MLB Season

It’s hard to believe that ESPN and Major League Baseball go back 25 years, but it’s true. Their relationship began in 1990 and has gone non-stop ever since. It first began with Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Night Baseball, then expanded to postseason coverage in 1996 followed by getting shut out of the postseason by […]

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