Baseball Tonight To Feature Hall Of Fame Analysts

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I was wondering what Wade Boggs has been up to and thanks to ESPN we'll get to find out. He and other HOFers will be added to Baseball Tonight on certain dates through July.

ESPN’s Baseball Tonight – the only nightly national studio show devoted solely to MLB highlights, news and information – will feature Hall of Famers as guest analysts on select Sundays throughout the 2008 season beginning with 18-year MLB veteran Wade Boggs on Sunday, April 13. Boggs will appear on the 12:30 and 7 p.m. ET shows, leading into the Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell telecast featuring two of his former teams – the New York Yankees (1993-97) at Boston Red Sox (1982-1992) – at 8 p.m.

Additional Hall of Fame players to appear on Baseball Tonight will include Juan Marichal (May 11), Phil Niekro (May 25) and Rod Carew (July 13).
Boggs will be on with Karl Ravech, John Kruk, and Steve Phillips for the 12:30 show and he'll be with Chris Berman, Kruk, and Phillips for the 7pm edition. Seems like a fun idea and anything that keeps John Kruk from talking is alright by me (I kid, I kid). But seriously....great idea Baseball Tonight. Oh and I think it's time you renamed the home run segment after EY's "Souvenir City" catchphrase. Just one man's opinion.

Update: Buck Showalter is also back on the program now giving the network 40 different analysts to choose from.

(Via ESPN PR)

9 Comments:

Does this balance out the fact that Buck Schowalter is coming back to Baseball Tonight?

steve said...
Apr 9, 2008, 3:24:00 PM  

Ha I think you're right about that one Steve. I completely skipped over that part of the release.

Apr 9, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

Baseball Tonight is barely watchable anymore. The best group was Ravech, Gammons, Reynolds and Valentine. Everyone after that group has stunk. Kruk is a confused retard most of the time and Steve Phillips is legend in his own mind. Terrible. I can't even watch it anymore.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

So glad to see Wade Boggs take time off from selling Medical Hair Restoration (along with Mercury Morris) to give his expert analysis.

I agree, anon: it has the ultra-revolving door that so many other of ESPN shows have right now. Oh, and John Kruk, the glasses don't make you look smarter.

Apr 9, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

This will be the closest that Steve Phillips ever gets to the Hall Of Fame.

GMoney said...
Apr 9, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

It seems Boggs' hair growth commercials are far more believable than Kruk's weight loss foods methinks.

Glad Buck's back. Can he please try to spike Phillips from the neck up like he almost did to HR?

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 5:39:00 PM  

Your title is misleading (or was it the title of the ESPN release?), because really we're talking about Hall of Fame guest analysts.

We all know that show could use a couple actual Hall of Fame analysts though.

(On a semi-related note: on Mike & Mike this morning, Golic ribbed Greeny because he chose the Tigers to win the AL Central, to which Greeny defended himself by saying "Steve Phillips picked them to win the World Series"...was that really a wise choice to align yourself with him?)

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 6:38:00 PM  

While he's at ESPN, will Juan Marichal also be featured on Cockfighting Tonight?

Anonymous said...
Apr 10, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

Is there a worse announcer than Eric Young?

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 6:55:00 PM  

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