Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I don't know what new information could come out of an A-Rod press conference, but the admitted steroid user will speak to a horde of media members in Tampa today at 1:30pm. The Yankee will speak to anywhere from 150-300 media members, will be joined by his fellow teammates, and the presser will be aired on YES as well as being simulcast on ESPN and the MLB Network. Here's what the two national networks have planned.
ESPN: ESPN’s daily SportsCenter will present live coverage of the Alex Rodriguez press conference tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m. ET from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.Wait....Billy Ripken? I didn't even know that he was a part of the MLB Network. I guess you learn something new everyday. As far as the press conference goes, I'll try to have video up later in the day for those of you who want to see it, but I'm certainly not looking forward to it.
ESPNEWS will present the entire press conference, beginning its coverage at 1 p.m. with highlights of last Monday’s Peter Gammons-Rodriguez interview. It will re-air the press conference during the 4 p.m. and 7 p .m. hours. Hannah Storm and Bob Holtzman will report live from Tampa. ESPN Radio will also cover the press conference within its Tirico & Van Pelt show (1-3 p.m. M-F) with co-hosts Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt.
MLB Network: MLB Network today will air live coverage of the Alex Rodriguez press conference at the Yankees’ Spring Training facility in Tampa, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s coverage will be anchored by Greg Amsinger along with Harold Reynolds, Barry Larkin and Billy Ripken, and will include reports and reaction from Jon Heyman and Joe Magrane, who are both in Tampa.