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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – AL West

The AL West was roundly ignored two years ago in our rankings. The division received, by far, the fewest votes of any of MLB’s six divisions. Hopefully this time around, more votes are cast – for better or worse. THESE POLLS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 3PM ON JULY 27TH Houston Astros -Bill Brown (play by […]


Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL East

We’re starting in the NL East, which was a disaster two years ago. Two teams finished in the bottom five. Two more finished in the bottom ten. However, one did finish in the top five – and that team hasn’t changed much from our last rankings. THESE POLLS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 11 AM ON JULY […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24:  against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum on July 24, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Don Feria/Getty Images)

Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – an introduction

So, we’re doing this again after two seasons. Earlier this year, we tackled the NHL and NBA, and now, we’re asking you to rate each team’s MLB TV announcers, just like we did back in April of 2014. There are few things that baseball fans agree on. And throughout this series of rating the local […]


MLB Network’s Hall of Fame introduction video is awesome

You probably forgot about the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year. It’s understandable – NBA free agency captured much of our attention this month. We’re fretting about the Olympics in a couple of weeks. Football is coming. But the induction of Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza takes place this Sunday, and as […]


Your MLB announcing schedule for 7/18-24

Monday, July 18 New York Mets at Chicago Cubs (ESPN 7 pm) Karl Ravech, Dallas Braden, Eduardo Perez Tuesday, July 19 New York Mets at Chicago Cubs (ESPN 7 pm) Karl Ravech, Dallas Braden, Eduardo Perez Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Rangers at Angels] Wednesday, July 20 Atlanta […]


CBS Sports adds Ethan Skolnick as NBA insider

CBS Sports has continued to make over their digital presence, announcing on Friday that Ethan Skolnick has been hired as an NBA insider. Skolnick had worked with CBS since 2015, creating digital videos for the website, but will also begin to write for the website while also continuing to create live and on-demand video. Skolnick has […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dari Nowkhah, Paul Finebaum accuse Nick Saban of owning the media

Something interesting unfolded during SEC Media Days on Wednesday. After Nick Saban’s press conference, during which no reporter asked him about the status of Cam Robinson, SEC Network cut to a commercial. However, the microphones of Dari Nowkhah and at least one member of the panel (Marcus Spears, Greg McElroy, Paul Finebaum) were still on, […]

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 7: (L-R) Chicago Cubs National League All Stars, Ben Zobrist #18, Addison Russell #27, Dexter Fowler #24, Kris Bryant #17, Jake Arrieta #49, Jon Lester #34 and Anthony Rizzo #44 pose for a photo with their All Star jersey's before the game against the Atlanta Braves on July 7, 2016 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Your 2016 MLB All-Star Week primer

Sunday, July 10 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game: United States vs World, MLBN 5 pm Matt Vasgersian, Mark DeRosa, Jonathan Mayo & Heidi Watney Monday, July 11 Gatorade All-Star Home Run Derby, ESPN 8 pm Main Set: Chris Berman, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza Second Set: Karl Ravech, Dallas Braden, Tim Kurkjian Eduardo Perez; Reporter: Pedro Gomez […]


MLB Network Presents review: The Bird

The latest edition of MLB Network Presents dives deep into one of baseball’s most colorful characters from the past 40 years: Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. Fidrych burst onto the scene with the Detroit Tigers in 1976, starting the All-Star Game for the American League, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award, and finishing as […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 03:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants reacts as he bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 3, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 7/5-10

Tuesday, July 5 Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 11 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast [alt: Rockies at Giants] Wednesday, July 6 Miami Marlins at New York Mets (MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Tigers at Indians – Noon] […]