All Media is Local

All MLB Media is Local- Full List

A majority of the teams in Major League Baseball begin their seasons today.  For those of you who missed out, here is a list of the teams, along with a link to our look at that team’s local media outlets:

Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs

Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers
Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals

 

Seattle

All MLB Media is Local- Seattle Mariners

We head to the Pacific Northwest to check out the media covering the SEATTLE MARINERS

Newspaper-  Up until two years ago Seattle had two daily newspapers. The Seattle Times remains in print form.  Its sports section has a dedicated Mariners section.  Larry Stone and Geoff Baker (Twitter) lead the other writers in maintaining the paper’s Mariners Blog.  Columnists Jerry Brewer (Twitter) and Steve Kelly will also have thoughts on the team.

The Seattle Post-Intellegencer is no longer in print but does have a digital edition. The P-I’s sports section also has a dedicated Mariners section.  The company relies on Associated Press reports and blog posts to cover the Mariners. The fan-supported blogs include  U.S.S. Mariner Blog and Mariner Fan Blog.

Sports Radio-  The Mariners Radio Network is anchored by KIRO 710AM  ESPN.   Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith (Twitter)  have the call of the action.  Shannon Drayer (Twitter) serves as reporter while Matt Pittman hosts in the studio. Alex Rivera and Julio Cruz call the games on Spanish language KKMO. 710 ESPN and KJR satisfies the fans’ interest in discussing the team.

Television- Root Sports Northwest has Mariner games on television. Dave Simms (Twitter) is joined by Mike Blowers in the booth.  Jen Mueller (Twitter) is the field reporter.  KCPQ, KIRO, KING, and KOMO cover the Mariners on the network TV-side of things.

Blogs- Lookout Landing, U.S.S. Mariner, Pro Ball NW and SoDo MoJo are some independent sites following the Mariners.

If we missed someone you follow, add them in the comments.

Washington Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Washington Nationals

Over the the nation’s capital for a look at the media covering the WASHINGTON NATIONALS.

Newspaper- Washington DC is a two newspaper town, both of which have major influence. The Washington Post online sports section includes special coverage of the Nationals.  Adam Kilgore (Twitter) and James Wagner (Twitter) take charge of the paper’s Nationals Journal blog. And with this prestigious roster of columnists, it’s a must stop for all Nats fans.
The Washington Times‘  sports section also has dedicated coverage of the Nationals.  Amanda Comak (Twitter) is the lead beat writer who also maintains the paper’s Nationals Watch blog.

Sports Radio- The Nationals Radio Network has the team covered on game day on flagship 106.7 The Fan. Charlie Slowes (Twitter) and Dave Jageler have the call.   You can also talk Nats over at ESPN Radio WTEM 980 AM.

Television- The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is the TV home of the Nats.  Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo (Twitter) are at the mic. Kristina Akra (Twitter) handles field duty. Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight are in studio.   WJLA, WRC, WTTG, and WUSA are local television resources for the Nationals.  Comcast SportsNet Washington also has coverage of the team.

Blogs- Independent web sites following the Nats include Federal Baseball, The Nats Blog, Nats Insider and Nats Enquirer.

Add your thoughts on these and other outlets in the comments.

Houston Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Houston Astros

Here is the group of media covering the HOUSTON ASTROS.

Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is the city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section includes a special page dedicated to the Astros. Brian Smith (Twitter) and Jose De Jesus Ortiz are on the Astros beat.  Columnists Randy Harvey (Twitter) and Jerome Solomon (Twitter) will comment on the team.  The paper also has a blog for fans of the Astros.|

Sports Radio-  The Houston Astros Radio Network is anchored by Sports 790 KBME.  Robert Ford (Twitter) and Steve Sparks have the call of the games.  Crawford Jones will be in studio.  Francisco Romero and  Alex Tevino have the Spanish language broadcast on KLAT.  You can talk Astros on, KNFC,  KILT-AM, and KGOW.

Television-  Bill Brown, Alan Ashby, and Geoff Blum (Twitter) will be at the mic on television at Comcast SportsNet Houston. Kevin Eschenfelder is in the studio.  Network TV coverage of the Astros can be found on KHOU, KPRC, KRIV, and KTRK.

Blogs- Crawfish Boxes, Astros County, Climbing Tals Tail and Astros Daily are some independent sites following the Astros.

Please use the comments to add other reporters or sites you follow.

Dodgers Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Los Angeles Dodgers

Here are the media outlets following the LOS ANGELES DODGERS.

Newspaper- Los Angeles has two newspapers, the L.A. Times and L.A. Daily News.
The Times sports section  has a special section dedicated to the Dodgers.  Kevin Baxter (Twitter) takes the lead on the Dodgers beat while Bill Shaikin (Twitter) writes general baseball columns.  Steve Dilbeck (Twitter) maintains the Dodgers Now blog.   The paper has Bill Plaschke,  (Twitter) T.J. Simers (Twitter), Bill Dwyre,  Helene Elliott (Twitter) and Chris Erskine (Twitter) as columnists who will chime-in on the Dodgers.
At the Daily News, the paper also has a special section dedicated to the Dodgers.   J.P. Hoornstra is the lead Dodgers reporter who maintains the Inside the Dodgers Blog.  Vincent Bonsignore (Twitter) and Jill Painter (Twitter) will also add their thoughts on the Dodgers.

Sports Radio-KLAC is the flagship station for the Dodgers Radio Network.  Vin Scully, Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday call the action. Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela call the games on Spanish language KTNQ. You can also talk Dodgers onKSPN and KLAA.

Television-Prime Ticket and KCAL are the TV homes for Dodger telecasts.  Scully joins Eric Collins and Steve Lyons (Twitter) in the booth.  Patrick O’Neal (Twitter) is in the studio.    The local television outlets covering the Dodgers include KCBS, KNBC, KABC, and KTTV.  And don’t forget ESPN Los Angeles’ coverage of the Dodgers.

Blogs- Independent blogs covering the Dodgers include True Blue LA, Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, LA Dodger Talk and Lasorda’s Lair.

There are more outlets covering the Dodgers.  Add your favorites in the comments.

Minnesota

All MLB Media is Local- Minnesota Twins

Here is a look at the reporters and outlets covering the MINNESOTA TWINS.

Newspaper-  The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Twins.  Beat writers Phil Miller runs the 6-4-3 Blog and La Velle E. Neal III (Twitter) has the Twins Insider blog. Super bloggers Seth Stohs, Nick Nelson, Parker Hageman and John Bonnes (Twitter) keep up on the TwinsCentric blog.  Columnists Chip Scoggins (Twitter), Patrick Reusse (Twitter) and  the legendary Sid Hartman (Twitter) will also comment on the Twins.

Sports Radio- KTWN-FM is s the flagship in the Twins Radio Network.  Cory Provus  and Dan Gladden are at the mic. Chris Atteberry handles studio duty.  Alfonso Fernandez and Tony Oliva have Twins Spanish broadcasts on KMNV.   KFAN and KSTP are the best places for Twins talk on sports radio.

Television- Fox Sports North is the television home of the Twins. Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven (Twitter) handle the game coverage. Anthony LaPanta (Twitter) and Ron Coomer are in the studio.  KARE, KMSP, KSTP, and WCCO are the main television outlets that cover the Vikings.

Blogs- Twinkie Town, Twins Daily, Aaron Gleeman and Puckett’s Pond are some independent sites following the Twins.

We welcome your comments about our list and others who you follow who cover the team.

Philadelphia

All MLB Media is Local- Philadelphia Phillies

Let’s examine the local media covering the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.

Newspaper-  Philadelphia is a two newspaper town owned by one company.  Both papers are housed within the same web site.  The Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription required) and Philadelphia Daily News (subscription required) sports sections are merged online. Daily News beat writers David Murphy (Twitter) and Ryan Lawrence (Twitter) anchor the paper’s High Cheese blog.  Inquirer beat writers Matt Gelb (Twitter) and Bob Brookover (Twitter) also write for the paper’s Phillies Zone blog.  There are also a bevy of columnists from both papers who will comment on the Phillies.

Sports Radio- The Phillies radio broadcasts are handled by Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.   Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen have the call of the games.  Danny Martinez and Rickie Ricardo have the call on Spanish language WDAS.  Philly fans are fortunate to have two sports radio stations to follow the Phillies: WIP and WPEN.

Television-  Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia has Phillies games on television.  Tom McCarthy (Twitter), Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews have the call of the games.  Greg Murphy (Twitter) works the field.  Michael Barkann (Twitter), Ricky Bottalico (Twitter) and Ben Davis handle pre and post game duties. Network television outlets in Philadelphia include KYW, WCAU, WPVI, and WTXF.

Blogs-  Some of the independent following the Phillies include The Good Phight, Phillies Nation, Crashburn Alley and Beer Leaguer.  The longtime Philly sports site The 700 Level will, of course, chime in on the Phillies.

We know there are more reporters following the Phillies. Add your favorites to the comments.