Extensive Coverage of Strasburg’s Debut Across ESPN Platforms
ESPN provided comprehensive coverage of the debut of Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, including Baseball Tonight on site for live pre- and post-game shows. Karl Ravech anchored the coverage with analysts Orel Hershiser and Tim Kurkjian. Content included interviews with Nationals President Stan Kasten, Nationals SVP and GM Mike Rizzo, Strasburg’s agent Scott Boras, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and outfielder Nyjer Morgan and Pirates outfielder Delwyn Young (post-game, after Young homered off of Strasburg). In addition to Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, Outside the Lines and other news and information outlets covered the debut.
Curt Schilling provides insight into mechanical adjustments Stephen Strasburg will have to make upon being called up to the Majors.
MLB umpire Jim Joyce, who missed a call last Tuesday that ended Detroit Tigers Armando Galarraga’s attempt at a perfect game, speaks with Karl Ravech during Baseball Tonight about help from other umpires, replay, and why he made the call.
Sport Science’s John Brenkus uses computer analysis, including side-by-side slow motion replays, to determine if it is faster to run through first base or dive into the bag.
Ken Griffey Jr. retired from baseball last week, and during the Sunday Night Baseball telecast (June 6) Jon Miller, Joe Morgan and Orel Hershiser discuss the career of Griffey Jr.