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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Jeff Francoeur to Be Braves New TV Analyst

Joe Simpson is going to be (mostly) out as the TV analyst and will be shifted to radio. In the TV booth next to Chip Caray for most games: Jeff Francoeur.

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Simpson has made some unwelcome headlines in the past few years for some comments that raised eyebrows. This past season he implied that Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was lying about his age. He also, strangely, criticized Chase Utley for taking batting practice in a t-shirt, calling it unprofessional.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fox Sports inks multi-year rights agreement with Major League Baseball

FOX Sports and Major League Baseball have reached a new multi-year, multiplatform rights agreement expanding the network’s television, digital and Spanish-language rights and cementing FOX Sports as the home to baseball’s marquee events for the next decade. The agreement was announced today by Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. and Executive Chairman of 21CF Lachlan Murdoch.

jmurph Posted: November 15, 2018 at 12:46 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: business, fox, tv

Friday, September 28, 2018

NL playoff chase? TV instead gives us Yankees-Red Sox

They just can’t resist.

While three National League teams will be battling this weekend to try to make the playoffs and two others will be jockeying for seeding, there is almost nothing to play for in the American League. So of course two Yankees-Red Sox games will be shown nationally. Both teams are in — Boston as the East Division champion and New York as a wild-card — and the Yankees have all but wrapped up home field for that contest.

Nonetheless, ESPN shows that matchup at 6:10 p.m. Friday and TBS has it at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. Plus Fox is sending it to about a quarter of the nation on Saturday.

And the folk who are responsible for programming the national broadcasts seem sincerely bewildered that their ratings keep dropping…..

QLE Posted: September 28, 2018 at 04:57 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: the same teams over and over again, tv

 

 

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