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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from second during the third inning at Fenway Park on September 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 8/23-28

Tuesday, August 23 Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles (MLBN, 7 pm) Matt Vasgersian, Jim Kaat, & Ken Rosenthal [alt: Royals at Marlins] New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners (ESPN, 10 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville; Guest: Ken Griffey Jr. Wednesday, August 24 Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics (MLBN, 3:30 pm) Local Broadcast San […]

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Follow Team USA Basketball like no fan ever has

The following is a sponsored post for Samsung VR.  The USA Basketball Men’s National team completed another eventful Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and now, fans will get to see what went into preparing to win Gold. While there have been a plethora of highlights on the court for the team, there have also […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 26: A bat and glove sit in the Oakland Athletics dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 26, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The 2016 local MLB TV announcer rankings

A few weeks ago, we polled the Awful Announcing readers on their opinions of each local broadcast team around the majors. The polls were broken down division by division to gain the perspective of both fans and rivals for each broadcast team. The votes are in, and we weighted your grades on a four point scale for […]

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Phillie Phanatic wreaks havoc on CSN Philly broadcast

During Tuesday night’s Dodgers-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, the CSN Philly trio of Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, and Matt Stairs called the game from the second deck of Harry the K’s, a restaurant in left field of the ballpark. The network has moved the broadcasters outside of the booth on occasion, and it’s resulted […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04: Jay Bruce #19 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Alejandro De Aza #16 and Curtis Granderson #3 after he hit a three run home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on August 4, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 8/16-21

Tuesday, August 16 Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (MLBN, 7 PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Royals at Tigers] Wednesday, August 17 Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants (MLBN, 3:30 PM*) Brian Kenny, John Smoltz, Jonah Keri, Mike Petriello [alt:Nationals at Rockies -3p] * – Broadcast in-studio Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN, 7 PM) Jon […]

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John Saunders passes away at 61

ESPN announced on Wednesday morning that John Saunders, one of the network’s most respected and long-serving voices, passed away at the age of 61. Saunders worked for ESPN since 1986, and was the face of ABC’s college football coverage. He also did play by play for college basketball, and was a host for the network’s NHL and […]

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120 Sports adding Abby Hornacek as digital host

120 Sports continues to add talent to their digital-only lineup, and their newest digital host is from a famous family. Abby Hornacek, daughter of newly-minted Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek, has been hired by the company to co-host their new Twitter highlights show called The Rally. The company announced Hornacek’s hiring with this “breaking news” […]

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Stephen A. Smith went insane over Tim Tebow’s switch to baseball

Tim Tebow, baseball player. This is a thing that could be happening, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The odds of Tebow actually making it to an MLB field are slim and none, but because it’s Tebow, the story is getting plenty of play Tuesday. And even though Skip Bayless is off the […]

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Clint Dempsey apparently plays for the USWNT now

The United States Women’s National Team faces Colombia in their third match of the Rio Olympics on Tuesday night. According to the US Soccer Twitter account, the USWNT have a new player for the match – USMNT striker Clint Dempsey! Oh, alright. That makes sense. In case you’re curious if this is in the spirit […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 07: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by Anthony Rizzo #44 after Bryant hit a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at Oakland Coliseum on August 7, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 8/9-15

Tuesday, August 9 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Indians at Nats] Wednesday, August 10 Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 3 pm) Local Broadcast Cleveland Indians at Washington Nationals (MLBN 6 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (ESPN 7 pm) […]

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Your MLB announcing schedule for 8/2-7

Tuesday, August 2 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (FS1 7 pm) Justin Kutcher, CJ Nitkowski Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: A’s at Angels] Wednesday, August 3 Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks (MLBN 5 pm – JIP) Local […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL Central

And we close our voting with the NL Central, a division that featured crews that ranked all over the map in our previous rankings. This division hasn’t changed much since then, so the rankings will likely be similar. THESE POLLS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 3 PM ON JULY 29TH Chicago Cubs -Len Kasper (play by […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – AL East

The AL East fared pretty well in our last rankings two years ago, with the Baltimore Orioles claiming the top spot among the teams in the division. Not much has changed since then, aside from the very minor, uncontroversial move of the Red Sox replacing Don Orsillo with Dave O’Brien in the play by play […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL West

In the previous rankings, the NL West took the top two spots – but probably not in the order you imagined, as the Giants shocked everyone by trumping the Dodgers and Vin Scully. Since it’s an even year, that’ll probably end up happening again. However, maybe splitting Scully away from the other SportsNet LA broadcast […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – AL Central

Ah yes, the American League Central…part of the reason we had to change the rules a little bit this year. The Chicago White Sox made a huge change to their broadcasts this season, installing Jason Benetti as the play by play broadcaster for home games and bumping Hawk Harrelson to road games. Two years ago, […]

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