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Friday, February 22, 2019

Ex-Phillies star Howard joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ crew

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has joined ESPN as an analyst on “Baseball Tonight.”

The network said Thursday that Howard will start in early March. He also will appear on other television and radio formats at ESPN.

Well, this confirms just how much ESPN holds the sport of baseball in contempt.

 

QLE Posted: February 22, 2019 at 06:43 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: espn, ryan howard

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Adnan Virk seeks settlement, denies leaking ESPN information: ‘I did nothing wrong’

Former ESPN personality Adnan Virk is seeking a settlement with the network that fired him after he reportedly leaked confidential information about its broadcast plans.

A rising star who called baseball games, hosted “Baseball Tonight” and made regular appearances on ESPN’s radio network, Virk addressed his firing in a Tuesday in a statement to the New York Post.

Sadly, this is still less embarrassing than FOX’s coverage of baseball….

 

QLE Posted: February 13, 2019 at 04:21 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: broadcasting, espn

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘Sunday Night Baseball’ time change could be good test for World Series

The 30th season of “Sunday Night Baseball” on ESPN will bring with it a pretty significant change for players and viewers alike. The 24-hour sports network and Major League Baseball announced Monday that the start times for Sunday night games in 2019 will be moved up one hour, going from 8 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.

As Newsday noted, it continues a trend of ESPN making a push to bump up the starting time of staple sports programming. In recent years, ESPN and the NFL agreed to move up “Monday Night Football” broadcasts over a full hour from 9:10 p.m. ET to 8:15 p.m. ET.

It sounds like a full-time move for MLB’s flagship weekly broadcast. All but two of the games so far announced for the 2019 season will start at the new time.

Of course, the logics of a cable channel and those of an over-the-air network tend not to be one and the same….

 

QLE Posted: December 11, 2018 at 04:18 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: espn, sunday night baseball, timeslot changes

 

 

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