Your MLB Announcing Schedule For The Weekend

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Here's you MLB Announcing Schedule for the weekend and I really have just one question. When did ex-MLBer and Indians announcer Rick Manning begin working for FOX? Also, another weekend without Joe Buck. What did we do to deserve such a gift?


Milwaukee Brewers vs Boston Red Sox- Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver & Ken Rosenthal (FOX, 3:55pm, 72%)

MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels- Thom Brennaman & Rick Manning (FOX, 3:55pm, 20%)

MARKETS INCLUDE: Alburquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle

Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds- Dick Stockton & Eric Karros (FOX, 3:55pm, 7%)

MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Louisville


Milwaukee Brewers vs Boston Red Sox- Chip Caray & Ron Darling (TBS, 1pm)
New York Mets vs New York Yankees- Jon Miller & Joe Morgan (ESPN, 8pm)

(FOX schedule via HD Sports Guide)


Manning has done work for Fox on regional games involving the Indians the past few seasons.

I'm thinking they might have made a mistake on their pairings, though. I think Brennaman and Manning are most likely doing Indians-Reds since they each work for those teams with Stockton and Karros on Angels-Dodgers.

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

Unless they are trying to avoid bias, but since when has FOX worried about that?

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

Manning is actually quite solid.

GMoney said...
May 15, 2008, 5:18:00 PM  

What the hell is this crap? I live in Indy, a town with a large portion of Reds fans (myself included), and we get the stupid Brewers and Red Sox? Garbage. At least I can pick up 700WLW with my antenna and listen to Marty.

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

No Joe Buck, AND no Mets-Yankees on Saturday?? It's like Christmas in May!

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

Exactly. Last week, they had Dan McLaughlin (Cardinals announcer) and Bill Schroeder (Brewers announcer) team up for a Cards-Brewers game going to 7% of the country.

It makes no sense for Manning to travel all the way to LA and probably miss at least one or maybe both other games of the Reds-Indians series

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

I'm not wild about Kenny Albert invading my living room Saturday.

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 6:22:00 PM  

Buck is supposed to be the lead baseball announcer but he gets numerous weeks off early in the season and then again when football starts (including exhibition football). Baseball deserves a weekly presence who has this game has his #1 assignment.

bmfc1 said...
May 15, 2008, 6:42:00 PM  

Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville are in Reds local territory for FSN games, but are getting the Brewers and Red Sox on FOX instead of the Reds and Indians. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

manning actually did games for fox in 2005

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

a little correction on they have Kenny Albert/Eric Karros/Ken Rosenthal for Brewers/Red Sox, Dick Stockton/Mark Grace for Dodgers/Angels & Thom Brennaman/Rick Manning for Indians/Reds

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Holy crap - no Yankees/Mets on Fox Saturday has to be the upset of the year so far. And a welcome one at that, even if I still get stuck watching the Red Sox instead.

May 16, 2008, 10:08:00 AM  

Weekend of the year. Because I have wasted $$$ on MLB's package before on the Brewers when they ended up winning 56 games, I have not purchased the package since then. Thus, this is my weekend of the year. And who are we trotting out for our primetime, national audience? Dave Bush and Carlos Villaneuva.

May the force be with them.

Anonymous said...
May 16, 2008, 11:19:00 AM  

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