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New MLB on TBS Tuesday Night Coverage Begins with Padres-Giants April 12

The Tuesday TBS broadcast will also include 30-minute pregame and postgame studio shows hosted by Ernie Johnson with analysts Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins, and Curtis Granderson.

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TBS’s new Tuesday night Major League Baseball coverage begins on April 12 with an exciting National League West match-up between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. As might be expected with two West Coast teams playing, the broadcast is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET.

The new Tuesday night package is part of the new rights deal Turner agreed to with MLB for the next seven seasons, through 2028. Rather than the Sunday afternoon game TBS had been broadcasting, Turner takes over the Tuesday night telecast that had aired on ESPN, FS1, and MLB Network in recent years.

The Tuesday TBS broadcast will also include 30-minute pregame and postgame studio shows hosted by Ernie Johnson with analysts Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins, and Curtis Granderson. The same studio team debuted during last year’s MLB postseason.

Turner released its Tuesday night schedule for the 2022 MLB season’s first half, which is as follows (all times Eastern):

  • April 12 – San Diego Padres* at San Francisco Giants, 9:30 p.m.
  • April 19 – Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • April 26 – New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 3 – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • May 10 – Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m.
  • May 17 – Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox, 7 p.m.
  • May 24 – Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres, 9:30 p.m.
  • May 31 – Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees, 7 p.m.
  • June 7 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox*, 8 p.m.
  • June 14 – Tampa Bay Rays* at New York Yankees, 7 p.m.
  • June 21 – San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves*, 7 p.m.
  • June 28 – Hosuton Astros at New York Mets*, 7 p.m.

* Telecasts will also be available in the local participating market.

Speaking of the MLB postseason, Turner’s new broadcast deal also includes exclusive rights to one League Championship Series each season (alternating between American League and National League), and two of the four Division Series (featuring the same league in the LCS that TBS has that year).

Turner’s new MLB package also includes digital TV Everywhere rights that allows broadcasts to be viewed online and through streaming services like Roku. Footage and highlights will also be available on the Turner Sports’ website and apps such as Bleacher Report. Additionally, Turner can produce companion content with its telecasts.

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Fox Officially Unveils NFL Broadcast Teams

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In what has been considered a formality for some time, Fox today officially unveiled Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi as their number one NFL broadcast team Monday. Burkhardt and Olsen were elevated to Fox’s top booth after the departure of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to ESPN’s Monday Night Football earlier this year.

There were some reports that Drew Brees could have been a possibility to join the network, but those discussions fell apart.

The network’s other teams include several familiar faces to football fans:

#2 team: Joe Davis, Daryl “Moose” Johnston, Pam Oliver
#3 team: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
#4 team: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
#5 team: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
#6 team: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale

Olsen’s jump to the number one team with Burkhardt is a formality until the retirement of Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady. The seven-time Super Bowl winner will ascend to Fox’s number one booth upon his retirement, whenever that may be.

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Ryan Clark, Mad Dog Get Into Heated Argument on ‘First Take’

“Mad Dog, stop screaming at me now, bro. For the last time, you’re gonna stop screaming at me,” Clark interrupted.

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Former Pittsburgh Steeler, and current ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark and recent Radio Hall of Fame inductee Chris “Mad Dog” Russo squared off on Monday’s edition of First Take, with a heated exchange taking place between the two.

After a discussion about Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas meandered into a discussion about whether Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp would be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame if he never played another game, Clark said about Hall of Fame voters “they must be voting like you (Russo) vote for the Heisman, where you just vote on whoever the hell you want based off the fact that they play quarterback”.

Russo quickly took exception to the perceived slight.

“Ryan, hold on now,” Russo said, in a louder manner than normal. “You said something, now I’m going to comment. I’ve been voting for the Heisman since before you were born.”

“Mad Dog, stop screaming at me now, bro. For the last time, you’re gonna stop screaming at me,” Clark interrupted.

“You said something that wasn’t right,” Russo said.

“Lower your voice,” the former Steeler interrupted again.

“I’ve been voting for the Heisman since before you were born,” Mad Dog reiterated, with a lower volume. “30 years.”

“I don’t care about that,” Clark rebutted.

“You’re saying I’m voting for the Heisman and saying I don’t deserve a vote. I’ve been voting for 30 years!”, Russo began to raise his voice again.

“I never said you don’t deserve a vote,” Clark replied before clarifying he disagrees with Russo’s sentiment about the college football award being only awarded to quarterbacks.

It’s not the first time Russo has clashed with First Take contributors. A discussion with J.J. Reddick went viral earlier this year after Reddick told Russo previous NBA players played with “plumbers and firefighters”.

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Todd Frazier Joining ESPN Little League World Series Booth

It will be a memorable summer for Fraizer at the LLWS because he will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence. 

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When people talk about 11-year MLB veteran Todd Frazier, some of the things that are usually mentioned on broadcasts usually is that he is from Toms River, New Jersey and that he played in the Little League World Series in 1998 (won the championship). Now, Frazier will have a bigger connection to the annual event in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

As first reported by Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati EnquirerFrazier will be in the TV booth (remotely) for ESPN for this year’s Little League World Series. He made his broadcast debut on Monday morning during one of the New England region semifinals between Maine and Massachusetts. 

Frazier told Nightengale that he wants to use this event to begin his second career in the broadcasting industry.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, especially for the Little League World Series since I’ve been a part of it. I know it and understand it really well. Kind of kickstart my second career here.” 

It will be a memorable summer for Fraizer at the LLWS because he will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence. 

The Little League World Series begins on Wednesday, August 17 and ends on Sunday, August 28. It will be broadcasted on ESPN and ABC.  

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