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Rain Pushes ALCS Game 3 to Tuesday on TBS; Eliminates Off-Day

Rain in Kansas City has washed out Monday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The game will be aired Tuesday at 8 p.m. on TBS which would have been Game 4’s timeslot anyway. With the rainout, it means that the off-day that was scheduled for Thursday, will be occupied by Game 5 of […]

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2014 MLB League Championship Series Schedule and Times

As the League Championship Series is about to start, Major League Baseball has set the times for all of the games in both the American and National League. The ALCS begins Friday at 8:07 p.m. ET on TBS. The NLCS starts Saturday at 8:07 p.m. on Fox and Fox Sports 1. We have all of […]


Nats-Giants NLDS Game 4 Sets Record for Fox Sports 1

Executives at Fox Sports are doing backflips and handstands in the hallways this week. Thanks to the MLB Postseason, Fox Sports 1 has been seeing increased viewership. The network has been setting viewership records and Tuesday night was not an exception. After hitting a viewership record on Saturday, Fox Sports 1 did it again on […]


Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS Game 1 Sets Viewership Record on Fox Sports 1

The first-ever games of the MLB Postseason on Fox Sports 1 set a viewership record on the network. In particular, Game 1 of the St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers gave FS1 its highest numbers in the young history of the network. The game drew 3.595 million which broke the previous record of 3.526 million set […]

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National League Wild Card Game Becomes Most-Watched WC Game Ever

The Wild Card game is in its third year of existence and first on ESPN. Well, the combination of a Wild Card game on ESPN led to a record rating and viewership. Despite an 8-0 blowout, the San Francisco-Pittsburgh Pirates game resulted in a 3.6 rating and a viewership of 5.591 million, the highest in […]


Fox Sports 1 Will Be All Over the National League Division Series

In its second year of existence, Fox Sports 1 will air all but two games of the National League Division Series. Fox will air the San Francisco-Washington Nationals series and St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers series. One game in each series will be given to MLB Network and in each case, the most of the […]

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TBS Jumps Into the American League Division Series Today

The MLB Postseason has begun and it means Day 1 of the American League Division Series. TBS will air the Baltimore-Detroit series and the Anaheim-Kansas City series. Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson call O’s-Tigers from the start all the way through the conclusion. Jaime Maggio will be the on-field reporter. Ernie Johnson, Ron […]

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2014 MLB League Division Series Schedule

Now with the eight teams set for the MLB League Division Series, let’s post the date and start times for the LDS games. Unlike the period between 2007 and 2013 when TBS aired all of the games with the exception of a couple saved for MLB Network. Now, we have Fox Sports 1 joining TBS […]


MLB Network to Air Two NLDS Games

This from MLB Network. It will air two National League Division Series games, one coming this Saturday, October 4 from Los Angeles when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Dodgers in Game 2 of the series. Interestingly enough, it’ll be Bob Costas joining what is will be the Fox Sports 1 crew calling the […]

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Fox Unveils Its MLB Postseason Crews

After seven years of airing only the League Championship Series and World Series, Fox Sports begins a new era with taking back the League Division Series. This season, Fox and Fox Sports 1 will be the home of the National League and will air two League Division Series and the League Championship Series. It will […]

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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 […]


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. […]


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 […]