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2011 MLB Playoffs: Fan guide

Posted on: September 29, 2011 1:17 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 9:16 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Hopefully in the next month we get the kind of excitement baseball provided to us Wednesday night. If that happens, here's how you'll be able to take it all in.

Internet

We've got you covered here. The schedule and results page will be updated throughout the postseason. You can see -- and mock, I'm sure -- our predictions. I've always maintained you don't have the right to complain without listing your own in the comments section, so man up and post them. Also, throughout the postseason, if you can't watch the game on TV, our scoreboard updates live by the pitch. There's even a comments board where you can fight amongst yourselves, which is always popular. And much safer than doing so in person.

Also, if you're on Twitter, follow @EyeOnBaseball, @ScottMCBSSports, @DKnobler, @greggdoyelcbs, @MattSnyder27, @ctrent and @EvanBrunell. Engaging with us on that forum is definitely encouraged.

TV

TBS has all NLDS and ALDS games. It also has the NLCS. Fox has the ALCS and the World Series.

TBS' lead broadcast team is Brian Anderson -- who has been the Brewers' play-by-play announcer -- along with color commentators John Smoltz and Ron Darling. That team will handle the NLCS and the Yankees-Tigers series. Tom Verducci will be the field reporter with this team. The other three broadcast teams for the divisional series are:
• Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly will work the Phillies-Cardinals series with Craig Sager reporting.
• Don Orsillo and Buck Martinez will work the Rangers-Rays series with Jaime Maggio reporting.
• Victor Rojas and Joe Simpson have the Brewers-Diamondbacks series with Sam Ryan reporting.

Of note, Ernie Johnson has been the top play-by-play man for TBS in the past, but he's unable to do so this year as he's with his family. His son has muscular dystrophy and has been hospitalized for weeks.

In the studio, TBS will go with Matt Winer as the host and a trio of former major-leaguers to analyze the action: David Wells and Hall of Famers Cal Ripken and Dennis Eckersley.

Fox will go with the Joe Buck-Tim McCarver tandem for both the ALCS and World Series as things currently stand. If Buck is unable to do so due to his coverage with the NFL -- and he's had voice issues this season -- expect either Thom Brennaman or Kenny Albert to take over. Ken Rosenthal will be the field reporter. Their studio show will be hosted by Chris Rose, with former players Mark Grace and Eric Karros analyzing. Also, White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski has been added as another analyst (Chicago Tribune).

APPs

Appatalism.com has a few good ones.

Live play-by-play.

At bat lite, with video clips.

So let's all sit back and enjoy what should be a wonderful postseason.

For more postseason coverage.

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2011 MLB Playoffs: Fan guide

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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:53 pm
 

2011 MLB Playoffs: Fan guide

and btw, that sucks about Ernie, sorry to hear that.  I'll still be listening to the synced local radio broadcast from Scott Franzke and Larry Anderson.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:50 pm
 

2011 MLB Playoffs: Fan guide

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TOO BAD YOUR GLOGS SUCK BECAUSE THE WINDOW IS THE SIZE OF A POSTAGE STAMP.
TOO BAD YOUR GLOGS SUCK BECAUSE YOU DON'T ENFORCE TROLLING RULES.

ESPN, YAHOO, NBC, AND EVEN MYSELF HAVE YOU BEAT.  MY SIMPLE FREE CHAT ROOM IS MORE SUITED TO A LIVE SPORTS CHAT THAN THIS PLACE.

Whew, got that off my chest.  Now fix your crap.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 8:21 am
 

2011 MLB Playoffs: Fan guide

Best wishes to Ernie Johnson and his son. Real life still trumps baseball fantasy.

Love that Brian Anderson is going to be working with Smoltz and Darling. That should be an entertaining group.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:17 am
 

2011 MLB Playoffs: Fan guide

Of note, Ernie Johnson has been the top play-by-play man for TBS in the past, but he's unable to do so this year as he's with his family. His son has muscular dystrophy and has been hospitalized for weeks.
I'm sorry to hear about his son, but I'm glad he won't be on my TV. EJ is, quite simply, a tool, and should never EVER be a pbp guy for any sporting event. On a side note, I wouldn't mind punching Chris Rose in the colon. His perpetual shit-eating grin annoys me to no end.


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