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MLB Network Announces New Episodes Of The Sounds Of Baseball

“Hosted by Bob Costas and Tom Verducci, the series launched in June as a way of looking back on some of the most memorable moments from iconic baseball announcers.”

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MLB Network announced two broadcasting legends, Harry Caray and Joe Garagiola will be featured on their next two editions of The Sounds of Baseball.

Hosted by Bob Costas and Tom Verducci, the series launched in June as a way of looking back on some of the most memorable moments from iconic baseball announcers. The first four installments of the series featured Vin Scully, Jack Buck, Bob Uecker and Al Michaels. Costas and Verducci will highlight Garagiola’s career this Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8pm ET, while Caray will be featured next Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8pm ET. 

Highlights and memorable calls from both legendary voices will be featured, but Costas notes The Sounds of Baseball looks to humanize the announcers and reveal what set them apart. 

“At various times, Joe was a play-by-play guy, an analyst, and a true ‘color’ man. A storyteller and humorist,” Costas said in the press release. “Beyond that, he was a huge television star: Today ShowTonight Show, game shows, New Year’s parades, and more. Joe was a favorite of baseball fans, but also enduringly popular with millions of viewers who wouldn’t know a sacrifice fly from a squeeze play. And Harry Caray? Truly one of a kind. Bombastic, an unabashed homer, a genuine, larger-than-life character. He broke just about every rule in the broadcaster’s handbook, all to delightful effect.”

Garagiola calling Mickey Mantle’s 500th career home run, Mookie Wilson’s at-bat in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, his appearances on The Tonight Show and time spent in the Diamondbacks booth will be among the highlights on display. For Caray, fans can look forward to learning about his unique broadcast style, memorable moments and famed performances of Take Me Out To The Ballgame

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ESPN Will Honor Vin Scully By Airing Iconic 1988 World Series Game 1 Tonight

ESPN will air an encore presentation of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scull

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ESPN will air an encore presentation of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. The network will air the game tonight, August 3 at 8pm ET on ESPN2.

The 1988 World Series was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics. Scully was on the call for the classic game which is notable for an injured Kirk Gibson coming off the bench and hitting a walk-off home run.

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Matthew Berry Joins NBC Sports

Berry is expected to host a daily podcast and have his own Sunday fantasy football show.

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Matthew Berry, the fantasy football expert that helped to elevate the niche to mainstay programming surrounding the football season, is joining NBC Sports.

Berry, who left ESPN less than a month ago, is expected to host a daily podcast and have his own Sunday fantasy football show, sources told The New York Post. The show might go against Fantasy Football Now, his previous show that airs on ESPN2.

The show is also expected to be on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, as well as possibly on some NBC affiliates. Berry could also make appearances on Sunday Night Football.

NBC Sports declined comment.

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NBC Pushing for Big Ten/NFL Primetime Pairing in Media Rights Deal

“The Big Ten would have exposure in every TV home,” said one source to Front Office Sports. “It would also be a smart idea to follow the model of the most successful sports league in America.” 

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Big Ten media rights negotiations are getting closer to being completed. The results could mean a minimum of $1.25 billion annual distribution for the conference’s soon-to-be sixteen members. One of the bidders in the process, NBC, has an interesting idea to make the Big Ten the “NFL of college football conferences.”

NBC has reportedly pushed the idea of combining Big Ten broadcasts with its existing Notre Dame coverage and would feature the Big Ten in its primetime window. With CBS, ESPN/ABC also bidding on coverage packages, such a series of deals would make the Big Ten the only college football conference that would be seen across all of the American broadcast networks. Something only few entities have done, like the NFL.

NBC is also pushing the allure of having primetime Big Ten football on Saturday night and primetime coverage of Sunday’s only NFL evening game with Sunday Night Football.

“The Big Ten would have exposure in every TV home,” said one source to Front Office Sports. “It would also be a smart idea to follow the model of the most successful sports league in America.” 

The Big Ten’s current media rights deals expire after the 2023 season.

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