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] […]


Is the viewership for Speak For Yourself as bad as we think?

FS1’s attempt to embrace debate and revamp its late afternoon/early evening block once again started in earnest three weeks ago with the premiere of Speak For Yourself, the Colin Cowherd/Jason Whitlock PTI-style show. The early reviews of the show have been tepid, but with a pair of polarizing personalities like Cowherd and Whitlock, that was […]


Stephen A Smith lost his damn mind over Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors

I really don’t want to give him the attention. But following Kevin Durant’s announcement on Monday that he’d be joining the Golden State Warriors, Stephen A Smith had a meltdown across TV and social media that has to be seen to be believed. Smith started out his holiday on SportsCenter alongside Chris Broussard. Predictably, he […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 11:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a walk-off rbi single to score Joe Panik #12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the tenth inning at AT&T Park on June 11, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 5-4. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 6/29-7/4

Wednesday, June 29 Miami Marlins at Detroit Tigers (MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Cubs at Reds -12:30p] Baltimore Orioles at San Diego Padres (MLBN 4 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast [alt: Phillies at D’Backs -3:30p] New York Mets at Washington Nationals (ESPN2 7 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday, June 30 Texas […]


Rougned Odor doused poor Rangers reporter Emily Jones with Powerade

Emily Jones of Fox Sports Southwest has been the victim of the Texas Rangers’ post-game Powerade bath before. Following the Rangers’ 6-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday, moving them to an AL-best 49-27, Jones was again victimized by a jug of Powerade, this time by Texas second baseman Rougned Odor. Man, he went […]

John Oliver on doping

John Oliver takes on Olympic doping in latest monologue

In his latest weekly monologue on Last Week Tonight, HBO’s John Oliver dove into the Rio Olympics, but he didn’t cover the topic you may have thought he’d take on. Instead of lambasting Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian government for their hilariously poor attempts at funding these Olympic Games, or talking about the prevalence of […]