MLB

MLB Action This Week on ESPN

Here is this week’s schedule of Major League Baseball games, along with announcer assignments on ESPN:

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Networks
Tues, Apr 30 9 p.m. Bryce Begins ESPN, WatchESPN
  10 p.m. Baseball Tonight Presented by Scott’s
Karl Ravech, Aaron, Boone, Barry Larkin
ESPN, WatchESPN
Wed, May 1 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Baseball presented by T-Mobile:Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Sean McDonough, Mark Mulder, Doug Glanville
ESPN, WatchESPN
  10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Snapper Tractors
Ravech, Boone, Larkin
ESPN, WatchESPN
Sun, May 5 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Ravech, Larkin, Curt Schilling, Rick Sutcliffe
ESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m. Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell:  Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
ESPN: Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Buster Olney
ESPN Radio: Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
ESPN Deportes: Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez, Guillermo Celis
ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes,WatchESPN

Saturday MLB On Fox, With Announcer Assignments

Fox will telecast three regional MLB games this weekend as part of its Fox Saturday Baseball telecasts.  Coverage begins at 12:30p.m. with Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Mitch Williams hosting the Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show.

Here is the schedule of games, along with announcer assignments and the markets each game can be seen:

Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers– Kenny Albert and Tim McCarver.  70% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa.

Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets–   Kevin Burkhardt and Tom Verducci.  17% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Buffalo, Hartford, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, West Palm Beach.

Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals– Thom Brennaman, Eric Karros and Ken Rosenthal  12% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Baltimore, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Louisville, Norfolk, Richmond, St. Louis, Washington.

Saturday MLB on Fox, With Announcer Assignments

Fox will telecast three regional MLB games this weekend as part of its Fox Saturday Baseball telecasts.  Coverage begins at 2:30p.m. with Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Kevin Millar hosting the Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show.

Here is the schedule of games, along with announcer assignments and the markets each game can be seen:

Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels– Justin Kutcher and Eric Karros and Ken Rosenthal.  51% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tulsa.

Washington Nationals at New York Mets–   Kenny Albert and Tim McCarver.  37% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Richmond, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach.

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox– Howard David and Bert Blyleven.  11% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis.

MLB Action on ESPN

Here is the schedule, along with announcer assignments, of Major League Baseball this week on ESPN:

Wed, Apr 17 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Baseball Presented by T-Mobile: Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds 

Jon Sciambi, Barry Larkin, Boone, Pedro Gomez
ESPN2,WatchESPN
10 p.m.
Baseball Tonight Presented by Ace Hardware
Ravech, Acta
ESPN2,WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 21 12:30 p.m. Baseball TonightKurkjian, Jayson Stark ESPN2,WatchESPN
7 p.m. Baseball Tonight Presented by ChevroletRavech, Schilling, Alex Cora ESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m. Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia PhilliesESPN: Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Dan Shulman, Buster OlneyESPN Deportes: Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez, Guillermo Celis
ESPN Deportes Radio: Renato Bermúdez, José Francisco Rivera
ESPN Radio: Sciambi, Chris Singleton
ESPN,WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio

Saturday MLB on Fox, with Announcer Assignments

Fox will telecast three regional MLB games this weekend as part of its Fox Saturday Baseball telecasts.  Coverage begins at 3:30p.m. with Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Mitch Williams hosting the Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show.

Here is the schedule of games, along with announcer assignments and the markets each game can be seen:

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals– Justin Kutcher and Eric Karros and Ken Rosenthal.  45% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Detroit, Greensboro, Greenville, Houston, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Tulsa, Washington.

San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs-   Thom Brennaman and Tim McCarver.  32% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Albuquerque, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis.

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox- Kenny Albert and Tom Verducci  22% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Fort Myers, Hartford, Miami, New York, Orlando, Providence, Seattle, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Sports Media Digest- April 4, 2013

Dial Global Radio at the Final Four–  Dial Global Radio is the official radio carrier for this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four from Atlanta.  The broadcast for Saturday’s semi-finals begins at 3:30pm ET with ThFinal Four Show.  Game coverage begins at 4:30pm ET with Kevin Kugler calling the game with analysis from John Thompson and and Bill Raftery.  Jim Gray will be the courtside reporter.  John Tautges will host the pre-and post game shows along with Bill Walton.  Sunday at 3:45p.m. ET Dial Global will broadcast the Men’s Division II Basketball Championship game between Drury and Metro State.

Sunday MLB on TBS Debuts with Yankees/Tigers–  The 2013 debut of Turner’s Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will feature the New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers.  First pitch is 1:00p.m. with Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz on the call.

U.S. Davis Cup Matches this Weekend on Tennis Channel-  The Tennis Channel will televise this weekend’s Davis Cup matches between the United States and Serbia. Singles matches from Boise, ID begin tomorrow at 3:30p.m. ET.  The doubles match will take place Saturday at 3:00p.m. ET with the final single matches Sundat at 2:00p.m. ET.

HBO2 To Televise Fists of Gold Boxing Saturday Afternoon–  HBO Sports will produce the first professional fight of Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist Zou Shiming as part the three bout Fists of Gold event from China.  The bouts will air on HBO2 at 2:00p.m. ET with Tim Ryan, Larry Merchant and George Forman on the call.  Zou will take on Eleazar Valenzuela.  They will also televise two championship fights featuring  the WBO Jr. Lightweight Championship between Rocky Martinez and Diego Magdaleno as well as the WBO/WBA Flyweight Championship with Brian0 Viloria taking on Juan Estrada.

HBO Championship Boxing in Late April from South America and California–  HBO Sports will be producing its next round of championship boxing matches at the end pf the month from California and South America.  World Champiuonship Boxing: Sergio Martinez vs. Martin Murray, Luis Carloe Abregu vs. Antonin Decarie and Chris Arreola vs. Bermane Stiverne will be seen Saturday,  April 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET from Buenos Aries, Argentina and Ontario, Cal. Jim Lampley. Max Kellerman and Roy Jones, Jr. will be in Buenos Aries while Bob Papa, Andre Ward and Steve Weisfeld will be in Ontario.

Saturday MLB on Fox, with Announcer Assignments

Fox will kick-off its 2013 season of Major League Baseball games this weekend as part of its Fox Saturday Baseball telecasts.  There are three regional games on the schedule.  Coverage begins at 3:30p.m. with Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Kevin Millar hosting the Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show.

Here is the schedule of games, along with announcer assignments and the networks each game can be seen:

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews.  48% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach.

St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants-   Justin Kutcher and Eric Karros.  32% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers- Thom Brennaman and Tom Verducci  19% of the country will see this game.  MARKETS INCLUDE:  Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Seattle, Tulsa.

ESPN’s Opening Week MLB Coverage

ESPN is set to televise a total of seven Major League Baseball games over the first four days of the 2013 season.

The action kicks-off Sunday night with the opener on Sunday Night Baseball featuring the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.  Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk and Buster Olney will be on the call.

The new Monday Night Baseball crew will feature Dave O’Brien handling play-by-play with Rick Suttcliffe, Aaron Boone and Tim Kurkjian.

The Wednesday Night Baseball crew will feature a rotating roster of announcers, with Sean McDonough being tabbed as the lead.

Here is the opening week MLB schedule on the networks of ESPN:

ESPN MLB season-opening schedule

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Networks
Sun, Mar 31 6 p.m. Baseball Tonight Presented by Burger King

Karl Ravech, Alex Cora, Barry Larkin, Curt Schilling, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN, WatchESPN
  7:30 p.m. Beisbol Esta Noche

Candy Maldonado, Carolina Guillen, Manny Acta

ESPN Deportes
  8 p.m. Opening Night Baseball on ESPN Presented by Burger King: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros

ESPN: Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Buster Olney

ESPN Radio: Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton

ESPN Deportes: Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez

ESPN Deportes Radio: Renato Bermudez, Jose Francisco Rivera

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio,WatchESPN
Mon, Apr 1 12 p.m. Baseball Tonight Presented by Burger King

Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Curt Schilling

ESPN, WatchESPN
  1 p.m. Opening Day Baseball on ESPN Presented by Burger King: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN, WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Opening Day Baseball on ESPN Presented by Burger King: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

ESPN: Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Buster Olney

ESPN Radio: Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton

ESPN, ESPN RadioWatchESPN
  7 p.m. Opening Day Baseball on ESPN  Presented by Burger King: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

Sean McDonough, Mark Mulder, Doug Glanville

ESPN2, WatchESPN
  10 p.m. Opening Day Baseball on ESPN Presented by Burger King: St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks

Steve Levy, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Gomez

ESPN2, WatchESPN
Tue, Apr 2 1 a.m. Baseball Tonight Presented by Burger King

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Alex Cora

ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 3 12:30 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Adnan Virk, Manny Acta, Doug Glanville

ESPN2, WatchESPN
  7 p.m. Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Presented by T-Mobile

Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN2, WatchESPN
  10 p.m. San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Presented by USAA

Jon Sciambi, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Gomez

ESPN2, WatchESPN

Spring Training Baseball on ESPN

It’s the final week of Spring Training and ESPN has three games on its schedule.

Here is the slate of games, along with announcer and network assignments:

Mon, Mar 25 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Presented by Head & ShouldersKarl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville ESPN, WatchESPN
Tue, Mar 26 1 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Presented by Head & ShouldersKarl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian ESPN, WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 27 1 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers Presented by Head & ShouldersKarl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville ESPN, WatchESPN
Thu, Mar 28 1 p.m. New York Mets at Washington Nationals Presented by Head & ShouldersDave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian ESPN, WatchESPN

Fox Unveils MLB Regular Season Schedule

Fox Sports today announced its slate of Major League Baseball games for the 2013 season.

Fox returns for its 18th year covering baseball with a 24 week Saturday Baseball Game of the Week telecast.  Fox will once again have exclusive coverage of the MLB All-Star Game, the ALCS, and the World Series.

Fox will once again telecast many of its Saturday offerings in prime time.

Here is Fox Sports’ proposed 2013 Major League Baseball television schedule:

2013 MLB on FOX REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE

(Note: Schedule Subject to Change – Times Refer to On-Air)

April 6, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

April 13, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs
Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 

April 20, 2013 (2:30 PM ET)

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels
Washington Nationals at New York Mets

April 27, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals

May 4, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates

May 18, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels
Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies

May 25, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Miami Marlins at Chicago White Sox
Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 

June 1, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals

June 8, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals
Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers

June 15, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Washington Nationals at Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels
Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics

June 22, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals

June 29, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners
Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays
Cincinnati Reds at Texas Rangers

July 6, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

July 13, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

July 16, 2013 (7:30 PM ET)

2013 MLB All-Star Game from Citi Field – Flushing, NY

July 20, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox
Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds

July 27, 2013 (2:30 PM ET)

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics
New York Mets at Washington Nationals

August 3, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

August 10, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers
Baltimore Orioles at San Francisco Giants

August 17, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins
Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates

August 24, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers at New York Mets

September 7, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

September 14, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

September 21, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Wild Card

September 28, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Wild Card