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 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 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, 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.


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.


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.

Boston Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Boston Red Sox

Let’s take a look at some of the local media covering the BOSTON RED SOX.

Newspaper- Many newspaper outlets cover the Red Sox, but the two biggest names are the Boston Globe (subscription may be required) and the Boston Herald. The Globe online is handled through The paper’s sports section includes a page dedicated to the Sox (Twitter). Beat writers Peter Abraham (Twitter), and Nick Cafardo (Twitter), anchor the paper’s Extra Bases blog.  The paper also maintains the popular Boston Dirt Dogs blog. Chris Gaspar (Twitter) and  Dan Shaughnessy (Twitter) will also add their thoughts on the team.
The Herald  also has a page dedicated to the Sox.  Beat writers John Tomase (Twitter) and Michael Silverman (Twitter) also contribute to the paper’s Clubhouse Insider blog.  Columnists Steve Buckley (Twitter), Ron Borges and Gerry Callahan (Twitter) will also let their thoughts be known on the team from time to time.

Sports Radio- Sports Radio WEEI serves as the flagship of the Red Sox Radio Network.  Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien have the call with Jon Rish in the studio. Uri Berenguer and Juan Oscar Baez have the Spanish language call on WUFC.   Sports radio talk is dominated by WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Television-  The New England Sports Network (NESN) has the Red Sox covered on television.  Don Orsillo (Twitter) and Jerry Remy (Twitter) call the games with Jenny Dell (Twitter) on the field.  Tom Caron (Twitter) hosts from the studio with Peter Gammons (Twitter), Jim Rice (Twitter), Dennis Eckersley (Twitter) and Matt Stairs.  The network outlets covering the Red Sox include, WBZ, WCVB, WHDH and WFXT.  Boston also has coverage of the team from Comcast SportsNet New England.  ESPNBoston also follows the team.

Blogs- Some independent sites following the Red Sox include Over the Monster, Boston red Sox Blog, Fenway West and Surviving Grady.

There are plenty of others in the Boston market covering the Sox.  Add your favorites in the comments.


All MLB Media is Local- New York Mets

To the Big Apple to examine some of the local media covering the NEW YORK METS.

Newspaper- The metropolitan area has four major newspapers that covers the Mets. The New York Times‘ (subscription may be required) sports section includes a dedicated page for the Mets. Andrew Keh (Twitter) leads the Mets beat.  Those and others contribute to the paper’s Bats blog, which is devoted to both the Mets and Yankees.  Columnists William C. Rhoden (Twitter), Harvey Araton (Twitter) and George Vecsey  may also chime in on the Mets.
The New York Daily News online sports section is well organized with a special section on the Mets.  Beat writer Bill Price and Andy Martino (Twitter) keep up the paper’s The Bitter Bill and Surfing the Mets sites.  Mike Lupica leads a large contingent of columnists at the paper who may make their feelings known on the Mets.
Over at the New York Post, they pull off the tabloid feel of the paper in the online sports section. Including the Mets page.  Mike Puma (Twitter) is the lead beat writer and keeps up the paper’s Mets Blog.  As with the Daily News, there are plenty of columnists on the sports staff to comment on the Mets. Joel Sherman (Twitter) writes the most on baseball.
At Newsday (subscription required), its sports section also has a page dedicated to the team. Marc Craig (Twitter) takes the lead on the Mets beat. He and other writers contribute to the On-Base Perception blog.  As with its brethren, the paper has its share of columnists to talk Mets.

Sports Radio- Sports power WFAN is the flagship station for Mets baseball.  Howie Rose, Josh Lewin (Twitter) and Jim Duquette (Twitter) have the call of the game. Juan Alicea and MaxPerez-Jimenez have the Spanish broadcasts on WQBU. Of course you can also listen to more Mets talk over on ESPN 98.7 FM.

Television- SNY and WPIX are the TV homes for the Mets. Gary Cohen works with Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling.  Ralph Kiner still makes an appearance during the season. Chris Carlin (Twitter) and Bobby Ojeda (Twitter) work in the studio.  There are plenty of television outlets that may provide coverage of the team. The ones representing the four major networks are WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW.  And of course there is coverage on ESPN New York.

Blogs-  Some independent voices covering the Mets include Amazin Avenue, Faith and Fear in Flushing, Mets Merized Online and Kranepool Society.

These are not all the outlets that cover the Mets.  Add your favorites in the comments.

Cleveland Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Cleveland Indians

Let’s head to Cleveland to che3ck out the local media following the CLEVELAND INDIANS.

Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper.  It’s online presence is part of It’s online sports section does have a page dedicated to the Indians. Beat writer Paul Hoynes (Twitter), has the Tribe covered.  Columnists Terry Pluto (Twitter), Bud Shaw (Twitter), and Bill Livingston (Twitter) may also have thoughts on the Indians.

Sports Radio-  WTAM and WMMS and are the anchors in the Cleveland Indians Radio Network.  Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus (Twitter) have the call.  For ongoing Indians talk, head over to ESPN’s WKNR and WKRK 92.3FM.  

Television-  Sports Time Ohio and WKYC will televise Indians’ games.  Rick Manning, Matt Underwood and Al Pawlowski are at the mic. The network outlets covering the Tribe include WEWS, WJW, WKYC, and WOIO.  Fox Sports Ohio also has coverage of the Indians.

Blogs- Let’s Go Tribe, Burning River Baseball, Wahoos on First and The DiaTribe are some independent Indians’ sites.

Please use the comments to add others you like who cover the Tribe.


All MLB Media is Local- Pittsburgh Pirates

Here is a peak at some of the local media outlets covering the PITTSBURGH PIRATES.

Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Pirates. Beat writers Bill Brink (Twitter) and Michael Sanserino (Twitter) have the team covered.  the apri also author the PBC Site.  Columnists Ron Cook and Gene Collier (Twitter) will also have their say on the Pirates.
The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writer Rob Biertempfel (Twitter) also keeps up the paper’s Bucco Blog.  The Tribune has a stable of columnists who may also chime in on the team.

Sports Radio-KDKA-FM 93.7 The Fan serves as the flagship for the Pirates Radio Network. Either Greg Brown or Tim Neverett (Twitter) will call the games with analysts Steve Blass, Bob Walk or John Wehner.  WBGG and 93.7 The Fan serve as the sports radio talkers in town. Along with The Fan ESPN 970 WBGG will also follow the Bucs.

Television- All the radio talent also work on the television coverage of the Pirates over at Root Sports Pittsburgh.  Follow the Pirates on local television networks at KDKA, WPGH, WPXI, and WTAE.

Blogs-Bucs Dugout, Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke, Rum Bunter and Raise the Jolly Roger are some of the independent site following the Pirates.

Add reporters and sites you follow in the comments.

Angels Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Time to look at the local media covering the LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM.

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 Angels.  Mike DiGiovanna (Twitter) takes the lead on the Angels beat while Bill Shaikin (Twitter) writes general baseball columns.   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 Angels.
At the Daily News, the paper also has a special section dedicated to the Angels.  J.P. Hoornstra is the lead Angels reporter who maintains the Inside the Angels Blog.  Vincent Bonsignore (Twitter) and Jill Painter (Twitter) will also add their thoughts on the Angels.

Sports Radio-
KLAA is the flagship stations for the Angels Radio Network.  Terry Smith and Jose Mota (Twitter) are on the call.  Jose Tolentino call the games on Spanish language KWKW. You can also talk Angels on KSPN and KLAC.

Television- Angels telecasts are on Fox Sports West.  Victor Rojas (Twitter) and Mark Gubicza lead the coverage. The local television outlets covering the Angels include KCBS, KNBC, KABC, and KTTV.  And don’t forget ESPN Los Angeles’ coverage of the Angels.

Blogs- Independent blogs covering the Angels include Halos Heaven, Monkeys with a Halo, Angels Win and Halos Hangout.

Please use the comments to add any reporters or sites you visit that we did not include.

Cubs Feature

All MLB Media is Local- Chicago Cubs

Off to Chicago to examine the local media outlets covering the CHICAGO CUBS.

Newspaper- Chicago is a two newspaper town, with both the Sun Times and the Tribune (subscription may be required) serving the city.  Both papers’ online sports pages provide comprehensive coverage of the Cubs.  Both also have space dedicated to the team.
Sun Times beat writer Gordon Whittenmyer (Twitter) and Chris De Luca (Twitter) help maintain the paper’s Inside the Cubs blog.   The paper has Rick Telander (Twitter), Joe Cowley and Rick Morrissey (Twitter) as columnists who will chime-in on the Cubs.
At the Trib, Paul Sullivan (Twitter) leads the Cubs beat.  Columnists at the paper include David Haugh (Twitter), Steve Rosenbloom (Twitter) and Phil Rogers (Twitter) who will give their opinion on the Cubs.

Sports Radio-  WGN Radio is the home to the Cubs Radio Network.  Pat Hughes and Keith Moreland handle the call. Judd Sirott (Twitter) handles the pre and post game.   Elio Benitez and Hector Fabregas have the Spanish call of the games on WRTO. The Windy City has two sports radio stations that provide plenty of Cubs talk,  WSCR The Score and ESPN 1000AM.

WGN TV and CSN Chicago have Cubs games on TV. Len Kasper (Twitter) and Jim Deshaies have the call. David Kaplan (Twitter) and Todd Holandsworth handle pre and post game. The local television outlets covering the Cubs include WBBM, WFLD, WLS, WMAQ, and WGN.  And don’t forget ESPN Chicago’s coverage of the Cubs.

Blogs- Bleed Cubbie Blue, View from the Bleachers, Cubbies Crib and Obstructed View are some of the independent Cubs voices.