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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: The World Series trophy is seen following Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/03/2015

Time for a sports media notebook. Plenty of stuff out there and I need to clear my browser tabs of all the links I have for you. First some news. NEWS As you’re aware by now, Super Bowl XLIX was declared the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. […]

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Friday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/30/2015, Part II

We did the news segment in the first part. Let’s do the linkage and News You Can Use here. LINKAGE Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with Phil and Chris Simms about being television analysts after their playing careers. Deitsch has a preview of what NBC has in store for its Super Bowl XLIX production. Reuters […]

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/15/2015

Let’s do a notebook for this Thursday. NEWS NBC held a big press conference on Wednesday at its World Headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It announced a multi-year agreement with Haymon Boxing to air the Premier Boxing Champions series starting with 20 events this year, 14 of which will be in primetime on […]

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Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/08/2015

Let’s do a notebook on this Thursday morning. SHAMELESS PLUG Your humble blogger was interviewed by BBC Sportshour which is aired Saturdays on the BBC World Service. Host Caroline Barker talked with yours truly about ESPN’s Stuart Scott and his legacy. The program will be heard at 10 a.m. in the UK which means 5 […]

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Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/07/2015

Let’s do our notebook for this hump day. We begin with some late news that came out on Tuesday. NEWS It appears that new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be involved in ESPN’s coverage of next Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press has the story. Fox Sports […]

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2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record cable […]

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The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

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23.5 Million Watch World Series Game 7

Thanks to a game that was compelling all the way to the end, Game 7 of the 2014 World Series garnered an average of 23.5 million viewers on Wednesday. Of course, that was the highest viewership of the series. The final rating was 13.7 with a 23 share. That’s a huge jump from Game 6’s […]

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2014 World Series Schedule With TV and Radio Announcers

With the World Series finally about to get underway, we have the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants ready to start. Fox and ESPN Radio are the national rightsholders to the Fall Classic. There won’t be any Fox Sports 1 simulcasts as we had during the National League Championship Series. FS1 will have […]

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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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