Your MLB Announcing Schedule For The Weekend Of 9/13

Thursday, September 11, 2008

With Football in full swing, most of FOX's goto announcers will be on pigskin duty this weekend. Buck, Stockton, Albert and Lewin are all working NFL games and Thom Brennaman is calling the Iowa State-Iowa on the Big Ten Network. That leaves the network with very few options for Baseball this weekend and they have in turn created the most random collection of announcers I've ever seen, highlighted by a BDSSP reunion for the Tigers-White Sox game.

Yes, Chris Rose is on Baseball for the second Saturday in a row and will be teamed up with none other than Rob Dibble for the AL Central game. We're also getting the Phillies' Tom McCarthy and the Mets' Howie Rose as fill-ins, so it'll be an interesting weekend to say the least. Here's your schedule....


Atlanta Braves at New York Mets - Howie Rose and Mark Grace (FOX, 3:55pm, 49%)

MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Denver, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach

Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies - Tom McCarthy, Eric Karros and Ken Rosenthal (FOX, 3:55pm, 26%)

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Houston, Louisville, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox - Chris Rose and Rob Dibble (FOX, 3:55pm, 24%)

MARKETS INCLUDE: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Portland, Providence, Seattle


Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox - Chip Caray and Buck Martinez
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - Jon Miller and Joe Morgan

Fox Sports Announcing Assignments for MLB, 09/13/08 (Fangs Bites)


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stephen said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

Whew, I barely dodged that Rose/Dibble Bullet.

GMoney said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

Howie and Tom also worked together for 2 years on WFAN as the Mets PxP team...weird fuckin world.

In the middle of a pennant race, basically making these local announcers on national games is not a terrible idea.

stephen said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

Howie Rose has a face for radio, but he's a terrific PBP guy, good to see him on FOX.

Anonymous said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

It's good to see that Howie Rose gets to go into the national spotlight calling the A game on FOX. Him and McCarthy were by far the best PxP team on radio up until Tom left to be the sideline guy for the Phils.

GrifterCSR said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

Rose and Dibble? Will there be a big top and some clowns in the booth too? Will John Salley pop in to the booth and complain that there aren't enough black players on the field?

Anonymous said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

Howie Rose isn't out of element here -- he did some games for SNY (Mets TV) 2 years ago when Gary Cohen had appendicitis.

Coincidentally, Fox Sports wanted Kevin Burkhardt from SNY to call September baseball but SNY said no.

Anonymous said...
Sep 11, 2008, 4:58:00 PM  

Also, Rose did TV for about 6 or 7 years on Fox Sports Net New York until moving back to radio.

He also broadcasted the occasional hockey game for FOX's coverage, and as many know, he's also the TV voice of the New York Islanders.

The man deserves a shot at the big time, works very hard, and knows his stuff inside and out. He'd call Isles playoff games and Mets regular season games day-to-day last year and not miss a beat.

Steve Lepore said...
Sep 11, 2008, 6:29:00 PM  

Who did the Northwest (Portland, Seattle) piss off to get stuck with the Tigers-White Sox?

Sep 11, 2008, 6:29:00 PM  

Howie Rose also does New York Islanders PBP on FSNY and is one of the best in the business

Anonymous said...
Sep 11, 2008, 6:31:00 PM  

Rose and Dibble?
And I was hoping for a Hawk Harrelson-Rod Allen tandem.

Anonymous said...
Sep 11, 2008, 6:50:00 PM  

And I was hoping for a Hawk Harrelson-Rod Allen tandem.

You and me, both, Anonymous 6:50.

Sep 11, 2008, 6:57:00 PM  

I wonder if Howie is going to say "put it in the books" if the Metropolitans win on Sat?

MDH said...
Sep 11, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

I would rather puncture my eardrums with a screwdriver than listen to a Harrelson-Allen pairing.

Gregg said...
Sep 11, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

I was gonna say..."could be worse, we could have Rod Allen." *shudder*

Anonymous said...
Sep 12, 2008, 12:58:00 AM  

I was gonna say..."could be worse, we could have Rod Allen." *shudder*

I don't understand all of the Rod Allen hate.
Wait, yes I do.

Sep 12, 2008, 1:05:00 AM  

mdh- As a Mets fan that is a very good question. Maybe FOX will show the Jumbotron with the catchphrase but I think Howie knows better than to do that.

Anonymous said...
Sep 12, 2008, 11:00:00 AM  

I can't stand Tom McCarthy. Looks like another radio game to me. "T-Mac" is a closet met-fan. He's paired with "Sarge" Matthews, who's a terrible analyst. His "reports" can be covered by the color man. Then, he replaces the Hall of Famer Harry Kalas for three innings and that really grinds my gears and forces me to turn the game off for three innings. The only reason he's here is to work on tv instead of radio and he would just as quickly leave for your city if a better offer came along. The worst part of all, most people in Philly seem to love the guy.

Anonymous said...
Sep 12, 2008, 11:21:00 AM  

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