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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A-Rod’s valuables taken from car after S.F. game

“ESPN baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez was among a group of people who had valuables stolen from an SUV Sunday night in San Francisco.”

Shame. 

But ...

$500,000 worth of jewelry and other items?  Who keeps those kind of goodies in their vehicle? 

Still, a shame.

Lest we forget Posted: August 13, 2019 at 12:14 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, espn

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ESPN confuses Hank Aaron, Sam Jethroe last night

ESPN had Hank Aaron in the booth last night during the Mets-Braves game. That’s cool. Hank Aaron is a legend, so any time you can talk to him you should do it.

It’s also cool that, on the day before Jackie Robinson Day they talked some about Jackie and his impact with Aaron, who himself played in the Negro Leagues for a spell before joining the Braves.

There was a bit of confusion on ESPN’s part, however, during this portion of the discussion. Note the photo they ran during the segment

The Network Which Mistook Sam Jethroe For An All-Time Great.

 

QLE Posted: April 16, 2019 at 04:35 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: espn, hank aaron, sam jethroe

Friday, March 22, 2019

ESPN Reasserting Commitment to Baseball through Baseball Tonight

Why bother? MLB Network’s coverage is vastly superior anyway.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 22, 2019 at 08:11 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: espn, media

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Stephen A. Smith still thought Mike Scioscia managed the Angels

It has long been argued that legendary sportscaster Stephen A. Smith is spread too thin, and this recent gaffe while discussing the Los Angeles Angels just added fuel to the fire.

On his radio program, Smith was discussing the pressure managers face when teams sign franchise players to multimillion dollar deals. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels signed Mike Trout to a record contract extension, paying the best player in baseball $430 million to stay in LA for the rest of his career.

Speaking with ESPN colleague Jeff Passan, Smith used Mike Scioscia as an example of managers who will be feeling the pressure to “turn things around” for their respective teams and get the best out of their all-star player.

“Legendary?” Is this proof that Robert Towne’s dictum applies to TV personalities as well?

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2019 at 07:42 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, bad analysis, espn

Thursday, March 07, 2019

ESPN Taps New York Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia As Analyst During His Last Season

In an unusual arrangement, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will work as an analyst on ESPN TV and radio broadcasts during his final season in Major League Baseball.

Sabathia announced last month that 2019 will be his final season. A former Cy Young Award winner and World Series champion, Sabathia has pitched for the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians, breaking into the majors in 2001.

During the season, Sabathia will appear on SportsCenter, Get Up!, First Take, Golic & Wingo and occasionally Baseball Tonight, with several of those appearances planned to be in-studio. He will also periodically join ESPN Radio New York as a guest host on the Humpty & Canty show, which airs from 10AM to 1PM ET. Sabathia will make his broadcast debut during ESPN’s spring training coverage in late March.

Wait- is this a reward, or a punishment?

QLE Posted: March 07, 2019 at 04:20 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: announcing, cc sabathia, espn

 

 

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