ESPN to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame Election Announcement
SportsCenter Team Previews Also Set to Begin
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Baseball Tonight, ESPN’s signature Major League Baseball highlights, news and information show, will debut weekday episodes beginning Monday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. ET. The daily 30-minute editions will mark the first time the show has consistently been scheduled in an afternoon time slot during the offseason. The daily afternoon shows will continue until mid-March, when the show shifts back to its regular season schedule (generally 10 p.m. and midnight ET).
“Baseball Tonight is a destination place for fans seeking ‘hot stove’ news and information,” said Mark Gross, senior vice president and managing editor, studio production. “Baseball provides year-round content and a regular afternoon time slot better serves fans, formalizing coverage we are known for providing in the months leading up to Spring Training.”
Baseball Tonight, hosted by Karl Ravech, will provide the latest news and information on free agency and in-depth information on all teams heading into Spring Training, including perspective from a deep roster of contributors including analysts John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney, Buck Showalter, Chris Singleton, Bobby Valentine and Dave Winfield. Additional contributors covering local beats include: 1050 ESPN Radio’s Andrew Marchand (New York) and ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes, ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell and Bruce Levine, ESPNDallas.com’s Richard Durrett, and ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Tony Jackson and Mark Saxon.
2010 Baseball Hall of Fame Election Announcement Coverage
ESPN’s SportsCenter will continue to offer comprehensive coverage of the 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame election announcement, with host Karl Ravech and analysts John Kruk, Bobby Valentine and Tim Kurkjian, Wednesday, Jan. 6.
SportsCenter Team Previews
ESPN’s SportsCenter will begin offering team previews beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Ravech will host the segments, which will include Kurkjian and Olney combining to share their “best move” so far and suggested “next move” of the offseason for each team. Additionally, Ravech and Kruk will team in discussing each team’s top moment from the 2009 season.
SportsCenter team previews during the first week will include the New York Yankees (Jan. 11), Philadelphia Phillies (Jan. 12), Boston Red Sox (Jan. 13), Los Angeles Dodgers (Jan. 14), Los Angeles Angels (Jan. 15) and St. Louis Cardinals (Jan. 16).