TBS Unveils Broadcast Pairings For Playoffs

Monday, September 24, 2007

Last week they hired everyone, today they've sorted them into groups. Here's the rundown of TBS Announcing teams, and sorry Cubs fans....Stone and Caray are not getting back together.

Chip Caray / Tony Gwynn
Dick Stockton / Bob Brenly
Ted Robinson / Steve Stone
Don Orsillo / Joe Simpson

Not bad at all and TBS has also brought on a bunch of worth field reporters (kind of an oxymoron I know) as well. Craig Sager, Marc Fein, Jose Mota, and David Aldridge will be the sideliners for the Playoffs and round out a pretty strong collection of broadcasters.

A couple other interesting tidbits....Brenly joins Caray and Gwynn for the NLCS and everyone welcome The Big Hurt to the pregame show. Frank Thomas will be working with Ernie Johnson and Cal Ripken before games.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:13 PM


That's fine -- we want Steve Stone back, but Atlanta can have Chippy.

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2007, 5:04:00 PM  

Where is Bob Costas TBS? It is solid I hope they do well. Thank you for taking these games from ESPN!!!!


Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2007, 5:37:00 PM  

This could actually be, dare I say it, good.

GMoney said...
Sep 24, 2007, 5:43:00 PM  

I can only hope that Craig Sager will be running down the 3rd base line in a trenchcoat.

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2007, 6:25:00 PM  

Hopefully this exposure for Brenly will lead to a managing gig so we can have a new color guy for Cubs gigs.

Not that Brenly was bad, but I like my color guys to bring some, uh, color?

Sep 24, 2007, 6:43:00 PM  

The Big Hurt on pre-game? What the hell?

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2007, 7:16:00 PM  

I know it won't happen, but it'd be really nice if TBS got good ratings just so Shrutebag will quit tearing them a new asshole every day.

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2007, 7:44:00 PM  

Don Orsillo is great. He deserves this shot at national TV after doing fabulous work with Jerry Remy on NESN. His laid-back, calm, never-excited yet intriguing style will be very entertaining. Congrads to him.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2007, 9:48:00 PM  

Why major channels like TBS continue to foist upon the public the annoyingly inadequate Dick Stockton for ANY sports broadcasts, much less something major like the baseball playoffs is beyond comprehension.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 9:16:00 AM  

Ron Darling is going to be doing the Cubs/D-backs. I listened to him all year do the Mets and he's great.Thanks to the MLB extra innings I've heard all these guys before and Darling IMO is by far the best.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 6:55:00 PM  

I am watching the Red Sox, the announcers are the worst, it is making the game almost painful to watch, Is this going to continue through out the series?????????????

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 8:00:00 PM  

where is the rem and osillo?

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

Painful is not the word.......I'm going to bed. Maybe it will be better with coffee in the morning. This guy and beer is putting me to sleep!

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 8:24:00 PM  

These announcers make John Madden look like Harry Carrey...I mean flat out awful. I'm watching with 6 lifelong sox fans and a couple of yankees fans and we are all ready to just shut it off. TBS...stick to Braves games because this broadcast just sucks.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

The Sox/Angels broadcast could quite possibly be the worst broadcast I have ever heard. I would rather listen to a Britney Spears/Slayer duet...a ca pela.

Anonymous said...
Oct 4, 2007, 9:49:00 AM  

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