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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.

Baltimore Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Baltimore Orioles

Here are the media organizations following the BALTIMORE ORIOLES.

Newspaper- One of the most underrated mid-sized newspapers in the country is the Baltimore Sun.  It has a long tradition of having a comprehensive sports section.  The online version of the paper has a page dedicated to the Orioles. Eduardo Encina (Twitter), Dan Connolly (Twitter) and  David Selig  (Twitter) also maintain the Orioles Insider Blog. Columnists Kevin Cowherd (Twitter) and Peter Schmuck (Twitter) will also offer commentary on the team.
Baltimore has its own weekly sports newspaper, the Press Box.

Sports Radio- WBAL serves as the home of the Orioles Radio Network. Joe Angel and Fred Manfra call the action.  Tom Davis and Dave Johnson are in the studio. To talk Orioles, tune into sports talker 105. The Fan.

Television-  Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and WJZ TV have the O’s on TV.   Gary Thorne leads the call with Jim Palmer.   Jim Hunter and Rick Dempsey are in the studio. Among the television stations on the Baltimore beat include WBAL, WBFF, WJZ and WMAR.  Comcast SportsNet Baltimore and also cover the Orioles.

Blogs- Camden Chat, Oriole Post, Orioles Hangout and Birds Watcher are some independent Orioles sites.

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

St. Louis

All MLB Media is Local- St. Louis Cardinals

Here is a look at the local media following the ST LOUIS CARDINALS.

Newspaper- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the most well known news organization in the city. The paper’s online presence, including its sports section is part of StlToday.com. It includes a dedicated Cardinals’ section.  Beat writers Derek Goold (Twitter) and Rick Hummel also report on the paper’s Cardinals Beat Blog.  Goold also manages the Birdland Blog. Columnists Joe Straus (Twitter) Jeff Gordon (Twitter), Bernie Miklasz (Twitter) and Roger Hensley (Twitter) will also lend their thoughts on the team.

Sports Radio- KMOX stands as the flagship station in the Cardinals Radio Network.  Mike Shannon and John Rooney have the call. Mike Claiborne hosts in the studio. You can talk Cards on sports radio KFNS as well as 101 ESPN.

Television- Fox Sports Midwest is the television home for the Cardinals. Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky and Rick Horton (Twitter) lead the coverage.  Jim Hayes is on the field while Pat Parris and Jack Clark are in studio.  The TV outlets that cover the Cards include KDNL, KMOV, KSDK, KTVI.

Blogs- Some independent sites following the Cards include Viva El Birdos, Cards Diaspora, Red Bird Rants and C70 At the Bat.

Use the comments to add other reporters or sites that follow the Cards.

 

Oakland

All MLB Media is Local- Oakland A’s

Back to northern California to look at the media covering the OAKLAND A’S.

Newspaper- The Oakland Tribune is the daily newspaper in the city. It’s online sports page is housed as part of  Inside Bay Area.com. Beat writers John Hickey (Twitter) can be found on a page dedicated to the A’s as well as on the Bay Area News Group’s Inside the A’s blog.  The Bay Area News Group also has a stable of sports columnists in Monte Poole (Twitter), Carl Steward (Twitter), Tim Kawakami (Twitter), and Mark Purdy (Twitter) who will comment on the team.
Also covering the A’s is the San Francisco Chronicle. Its online sports page (and the rest of the paper online) is part of SF Gate.com. The sports section has a page dedicated to the A’s. Beat writer Susan Slusser (Twittter) is the lead beat writer who also maintains the The Drumbeat Blog.  With columnists like Scott Ostler (Twitter), John Shea (Twitter) and Ann Killion (Twitter), you can expect plenty to be written about the A’s.

Sports Radio- 95.7 The Game serves as the flagship in the Oakland A’s Radio Network.  Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo (Twitter) call the games.  Amaury Pi-Gonzalez and Mando Hernández-Doulen have the Spanish language broadcast at KTRB.  You can also follow the team on KNBR in San Francisco.

Television- Greg Kuiper and Ray Fosse have the television call of the games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.  Shooty Babbit and Mindi Bach (Twitter) handle studio duty. As part of the San Francisco metro you can follow the A’s on KGO, KNTV, KPIX, and KTVU.

Blogs- Local web sites following the A’s include Athletics Nation and Swingin’ A’s.

Please add your thoughts and other media outlets covering the team in the comments.

Arizona Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Arizona Diamondbacks

To the desert to check out the media contingent following the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS.

Newspaper-  The Arizona Republic is the largest newspaper in the region.  It’s online newspaper is part of AZCentral.com, which does do a good job using newspaper content on its sports section.   They have special content dedicated to the Diamondbacks.  Beat writer Nick Piecoro (Twitter) does maintain his own blog for the paper. Columnists Dan Bickley (Twitter), Paola Boivin (Twitter) and Bob Young will also comment on the D-Backs.

Sports Radio- KTAR-AM serves as the flagship in the Diamondbacks Radio Network. Greg Schulte and Tom Candiotti anchor the broadcasts. Jeff Munn is studio host.  Miguel Quintana, Arturo Ochoa and Richard Saenz handle the Spanish language broadcasts on KSUN.  KTAR and XTRA 910AM are also places to talk Diamondbacks baseball.

Television-  Fox Sports Arizona has the television coverage of the D-Backs.  Steve Berthiaume (Twitter) and Bob Brenly have the call.  Jody Jackson (Twitter) is the field reporter.  Todd Walsh (Twitter) and Joe Borowski are in the studio. Oscar Soria and Jerry Romo have the Spanish language broadcast on KPHE-LD.  KNXV, KPHO, KPNX, and KSAZ are the television outlets in Phoenix that follow the Diamondbacks.

Blogs- AZ Snake Pit, Venom Strikes and Diamondbacks Dugout Online are independent sites that follow the team.

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

Seattle

All MLB Media is Local- Detroit Tigers

Motown is outr next stop in looking at the local media covering the DETROIT TIGERS.

Newspaper- Detroit is primarily a two paper town, sharing one owner with two editorial staffs. The Detroit Free Press has a fairly well laid out online sports section which includes content dedicated to the Tigers. John Lowe (Twitter) and Sean Windsor lead the Tigers’ beat.  Expect columnists Mitch Albom (Twitter),  Drew Sharp (Twitter) and  Jeff Seidel (Twitter) to chime in on the Tigers.
The Detroit News also has a good layout for its sports section. Its’ Tigers-specific page also mixes in other news from around Major League Baseball.  Tom Gage (Twitter) keeps readers up to date on the Tigers Blog while Tony Paul writes the Covering the Bases Blog.  Bob Wojnowski (Twitter), Jerry Green,  and Terry Foster (Twitter) are the columnists for the News.

Sports Radio- WYXT The Ticket serves as the flagship in the Tigers Radio Network. Dan Dickerson (Twitter), Jim Price, and Dan Petry are on the mic. You can also talk Tigers on WDFN.

Television-  Fox Sports Detroit has television coverage of the Tigers. Mario Impemba (Twitter), Rod Allen (Twitter) have the call.  John Keating (Twitter) serves as studio host.  WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ, and WWJ handles the local television coverage of the Tigers.

Blogs- Bless You Boys, Motor City Bengals, The Detroit Tigers Weblog and Tiger Tales are some independent Tigers’ sites.

We know there are others covering the Tigers than just those listed above.  In the comments add your favorites.

Milwaukee

All MLB Media is Local- Milwaukee Brewers

Here are some of the local media outlets following the MILWAUKEE BREWERS.

Newspaper-  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is the large daily covering the Brewers. Tom Haudricourt (Twitter) and Todd Rosiak (Twitter) work the Brewers section at the paper.  They also maintain the Brewers Blog.  Columnist Bob Wolfley will also chime in on the Brewers from time to time.

Sports Radio- Newsradio 620 WTMJ is the flagship for the team’s radio network. Bob Uecker offers up the play-by-play along with Joe Block (Twitter). Hector Molina and Kevin Holden call the Spanish language action on WYTU. WAUK, WSSP and WDUZ are the sports radio stations serving Milwaukee.

Television- Fox Sports Wisconsin and WBME have the television calls of the games.  Brian Anderson leads the call with Bill Schroeder. Craig Coshun, Jeff Grayson, or Telly Hughes will serve as studio hosts with analysts Davey Nelson or Jerry Augustine.   WBAY, WFRV, WGBA, and WLUK are the television outlets in Milwaukee.

Blogs-Among the independent sites covering the team include Brew Crew Ball, The Brewers Bar, Miller Park Drunk and Reviewing the Brew.

Use our comments to add others you know of who cover the Brewers.