Major League Baseball Hitters Looking for a Strong 2019

MLB’s regular season is a marathon, not a sprint. A fast start doesn’t guarantee a career year and a slow start doesn’t mean a player is going to consistently struggle. Sometimes, all it takes is one pitch for a hitter to go on a hot streak.  Knowing which hitters are hot can give you a […]

Chris Davis and the Orioles are Historically Bad

The 2018 season has been awfully tough on the Baltimore Orioles. They entered the year with hopes of contending, but eventually went on a fire sale prior to the non-waiver trade deadline that saw guys like Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop. Kevin Gausman, and Brad Brach all pack their bags. So, the organization is at the […]

The Mariners have become experts in winning close games

We just talked about how dominant the Houston Astros have been during their current winning streak, which has now reached nine games. It doesn’t matter what they do right now, though, because they can’t seem to shake the Seattle Mariners. Houston improved to 46-25 after beating the Kansas City Royals Friday night by a score […]

MLB and Fox Reach Agreement on In-Market Streaming

This is a huge deal that broke at the MLB Owners Meetings in Dallas today. Commissioner Rob Manfred has announced that MLB and Fox Sports have completed a three-year agreement that allows Fox to stream the 15 local teams for which they have the rights in-market. That means fans who watch on Fox-owned RSN’s can […]

2015 World Series Game 2 Ratings Up from Last Year

While Game 2 was a Kansas City 7-1 blowout, Fox saw increased ratings from last year. Fox experienced an 8.2/14 rating/share with 13.7 million viewers. While that’s down from Tuesday’s numbers, it is up from 2014’s Game 2 which had a 7.9/14 and 12.9 million viewers. The rating is up 4% from last year and […]

2015 World Series Coverage Details

The World Series gets underway tonight with the Kansas City Royals getting home-field advantage thanks to the American League winning the All-Star Game back in July. Tonight, the Fall Classic begins as Fox will air the games. ESPN Radio will carry the games for the listening audience and MLB International will handle the viewership abroad. […]

2015 American and National League Championship Series Schedules

We have the schedules for the American and National League Championship Series. The AL will be aired on Fox and FS1. Fox airs the Game 1 with FS1 taking the rest of the series including a potential Game 7 on Saturday, October 24. Calling the American League Championship Series on TV will be Joe Buck, […]

2015 MLB League Division Series Schedules and Announcing Assignments (Updated)

Let’s provide the schedule for the American and National League Division Series. As you’re probably aware by now, FS1 will carry the ALDS while TBS will have the NLDS. TBS lucks out this year as it will have the top three markets in the country, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago along with perennial power […]

Announcing Assignments for MLB Wild Card Games

We gave you the schedules for the early portion of the MLB Postseason last hour. Let’s provide you with the announcing assignments for the Wild Card Games which air tonight on ESPN and tomorrow on TBS. ESPN Radio has both games. So let’s provide you with the men and woman who will call the games […]

MLB Wild Card and League Division Series Schedules Through 10/11/2015

The MLB Postseason begins tonight with the American League Wild Card Game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on ESPN. It’s ESPN’s only playoff game on TV while ESPN Radio will carry every MLB Postseason contest as long as it takes. As for the National League Wild Card Game, TBS carries that on […]

Vin Scully to Return for the 67th Season With the Dodgers

One of the icons of American sports broadcasting, Vin Scully, will be back for his 67th season with the Dodgers franchise in 2016. The announcement made during tonight’s game with the Chicago Cubs, Scully informed viewers on SportsNet LA and listeners on KLAC that he’ll be back next season, thanked management and went on to […]

The 2015 MLB Postseason Schedule

Major League Baseball has released the schedule for the 2015 Postseason and for the third time, the World Series will start in very late October, in fact, this year’s Fall Classic begins on Tuesday, October 27, the second time it will do so. Back in 2001, the World Series began on October 27 due to […]

MLB Network is now streaming live on mobiles, tablets and computers

This just in from MLB Network, the league-owned channel has just gone online, streaming on desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets. MLB Network joins NFL Network in streaming online, however, NFL Network streams on Verizon cell phones for their customers and on tablets on NFL Mobile for authenticated cable and satellite providers. MLB Network […]

36th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out in New York on Tuesday, May 5. NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was a big winner, but in several technical categories. We can’t say the usual suspects won because Bob Costas did not pick up the Outstanding Studio Host Award. Ernie Johnson won […]

MLB Viewing Picks for 04/18-19/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 18 Studio and Pregame Shows MLB on Fox Sports 1 Pregame — Fox Sports 1, 3:30 p.m. MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 4 p.m. MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, 10 p.m. Quick Pitch — MLB Network, midnight Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday) […]

MLB Viewing Picks for 04/11-12/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 11 Studio and Pregame Shows MLB on Fox Sports 1 Pregame — Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m. MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 2 p.m. MLB Epic Moments: A Battle in the Bronx — Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m. MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 10 p.m. Quick Pitch — MLB Network, […]

It’s the 2015 MLB on Fox/Fox Sports 1 Schedule

This is the second year of the MLB on Fox/Fox Sports 1 combo. Fox/Fox Sports 1 will air a total of 38 games this season, most of which will be televised on Saturdays. As for Fox, viewers will see 11 games, 7 of which will be in primetime. Fox Sports 1’s schedule begins on Saturday, […]

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/04/2015

As we hit mid-week, let’s do another edition of the notebook. NEWS CBS announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Colorado, Washington and UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel as a studio analyst. He’ll join the cast of College Football Today before SEC games and Inside College Football on CBS Sports Network. Neuheisel had been […]

Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/01/2015

It’s been more than ten days since you had a notebook. Things have gone rather haywire and I’ve been quite busy dealing with issues at home, but you don’t have to be bogged down with what I’m going through. You want content so here it is. NEWS With Monday being the NHL Trade Deadline, fans […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/17/2015

It’s been way too long since you’ve had a sports media notebook. My apologies for not providing you what I promised before the New Year. I’ll try to do better. I’ll do a full notebook for you here. Let’s start it with some news. NEWS Tom Jones at the Tampa Bay Times was first to […]