Alanna Rizzo Jul 20, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; MLB sports broadcaster Alanna Rizzo announces on YouTube’s Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles game of the week as the first all-female broadcast team in Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Long-time MLB reporter Alanna Rizzo is the latest personality to join Foul Territory‘s lineup of contributors.

On Thursday, the company announced Rizzo would co-host Fair Territory with Ken Rosenthal each Thursday. Additionally, she’ll host a new show called Dodgers Territory on Monday and Thursday with Clint Pasillas.

Rizzo will continue contributing to MLB Network’s High Heat alongside Chris Russo as well when that show returns on March 25, as she tweeted. She told AA via email she’s excited about the move:

“I was a big fan of the Foul Territory network right from the start and truly feel like our game needs this. I’m honored and thrilled to team up with Ken and the innovative network that FT is building, with some incredible people behind the scenes too. As you can imagine, I also missed talking Dodger baseball dearly and this is the perfect way to run it back!”

Rosenthal also expressed his excitement to work with Rizzo.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Alanna again. Her experience and baseball knowledge will be a huge boost to all of our shows.”

And Pasillas said he can’t wait to work with her on the new Dodgers’ show.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the incredible group at Foul Territory for this new venture. And bringing a new Dodgers show to the mix with one of the best ever to cover the team in Alanna Rizzo is a real pinch-me moment.”

Rizzo left her role as a Dodgers reporter with SportsNet LA after the 2020 season, joining MLBN in 2021 as a contributor to High Heat. Last season, Rizzo was involved in controversy when she eventually apologized for a rant aimed at Jake Mintz following reporting from the Braves clubhouse during the MLB postseason on an episode of High Heat.

Since its launch last yearFoul Territory has made waves across the MLB media landscape. Not only are former players A.J. Pierzynski, Todd Frazier, Adam Jones, Lorenzo Cain, Brock Holt, Jason Kipnis, and Erik Kratz staples on its programming, Foul Territory also features established MLB hosts and reporters like Scott Braun (one of the company’s founders), Rosenthal, and now Rizzo.

The success Foul Territory has had in its launch year has led us to wonder if it’s the future of MLB coverage going forward. The positive reception and impressive growth Foul Territory has seen over the last year shows that might not be a far-fetched idea.

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