This Saturday, CBS Sports will tap the Turner Sports crew once again for a Midseason MLB Report. The CBS Sports Spectacular will have host Matt Winer joined by TBS MLB analysts Dennis Eckersley, Cal Ripken, Jr. and David Wells to talk about baseball through the halfway point of the season. The show will originate from the TBS studios in Atlanta. Of course, CBS and Turner are partners for the NCAA Tournament, this is another extension of the partnership. It makes you wonder with Turner airing Sunday MLB games and the postseason, would the two partner up when MLB rights are up in 2013 and put together a bid? It makes you go, “Hmmmmm.”
Here’s the press release for CBS Sports Spectacular for this weekend.
CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR features MLB MIDSEASON REPORT on Saturday, July 2 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET). Host Matt Winer is joined by analysts David Wells, Cal Ripken Jr. and Dennis Eckersley, who breakdown the biggest stories from the first half of the 2011 season, including the Dodgers ownership situation, the Red Sox turnaround, managerial changes, collisions at home plate, injuries to key players and more. The show also features an interview with Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, as well as midseason awards and playoff predictions.
CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR GOES YARD WITH “2011 HOME RUN DERBY” ON SUNDAY, JULY 3
CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR presents “2011 HOME RUN DERBY” on Sunday, July 3 (2:00 PM, ET; taped 6/2/11) from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. This second annual event showcases eight of the nation’s premier power hitters facing off in an elimination style format. Competitors include Victor Roache (Georgia Southern University), the nation’s No. 1-ranked home run hitter, Daniel Aldrich (College of Charleston), Andrew Rash (Virginia Tech University), Doug Shribman (Bucknell University), Dylan Pratt (East Tennessee University), Joey DeMichele (Arizona State University) and Connor Harrell (Vanderbilt University). Baseball legends Paul Molitor and Joe Carter serve as honorary hitting coaches. Play-by-play announcer Adam Zucker is joined by former Major League Baseball All-Star Frank Thomas to call the action.
Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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