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Baseball was still buzzing with reaction to the Brewers’ trade for Zack Greinke on Monday, when the right-hander made his first appearance in the home clubhouse at Miller Park. After rounding-up some national reaction yesterday morning, let’s stay closer to our MLB.com home.
Brewers broadcaster Brian Anderson will be part of TBS coverage of the Division Series for the third straight season. He’s part of the release I received this morning:
TBS today announced the network’s broadcasting teams for exclusive coverage of all four MLB League Division Series (LDS) and the American League Championship Series (ALCS). For the ALCS, TBS’s team will be led by Emmy winner Ernie Johnson, paired with analysts and World Series Champions Ron Darling and John Smoltz.TBS’s coverage of the American League Division Series (ALDS) and National League Division Series (NLDS) will be handled by a quartet of play-by-play announcers: Johnson, Brian Anderson, Dick Stockton and Don Orsillo. These announcers will work with a team of veteran analysts, including regular Sunday MLB on TBS announcers Darling, Smoltz and Buck Martinez, along with Bob Brenly and Joe Simpson, who are both returning to TBS this postseason.David Levy, President of Sales, Distribution and Sports Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announcing the team said “We’ve assembled a great group of talented, experienced announcers for our MLB Postseason coverage. This versatile team will be fully prepared to deliver insightful and engaging analysis that will complement all of the excitement and drama that will unfold on the field in October. I am also thrilled Ernie will take on the lead role of play-by-play during the LDS and ALCS. He is one of the preeminent announcers in sports today and his experience and presence in the booth during the postseason will clearly enrich our game telecasts.”The 2010 MLB Postseason on TBS kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 6 with a LDS tripleheader (times TBD). The network’s exclusive coverage of the ALCS will get underway on Friday, Oct. 15.Following are the announcer pairings for TBS’ exclusive coverage of the LDS and ALCS (play-by-play/analyst):o Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling (analyst) and John Smoltz (analyst)o Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Joe Simpson (analyst)o Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Bob Brenly (analyst)o Don Orsillo (play-by-play) and Buck Martinez (analyst)In the studio, host Matt Winer will be joined by Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley and Cal Ripken, as well as two-time World Series Champion David Wells. The team will offer insights and break-down all the action throughout TBS’s postseason coverage. MLB insider and Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer for the magazine and SI.com Tom Verducci, along with Craig Sager, Marc Fein and David Aldridge, will serve as TBS reporters during the ALDS and NLDS.“The MLB Postseason is one of the crown jewels in sports and must-see programming for TBS,” said Jeff Behnke, Turner Sports executive producer. “We look forward to maximizing our productions resources, including the varied unique perspectives of our on-air talent, to provide baseball fans across the country with informative and entertaining telecasts throughout our Postseason schedule.”
MILWAUKEE — Brewers players, coaches and front office staff visited 26 schools in the five-county area on Friday to talk to students about their community outreach program on S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day.
The S.C.O.R.E. (School, Community, Opportunities, Role Models, and Excellence) program is in its fifth season, and it provides messages about character education through each of the five elements of the initiative.
As part of the program, left fielder Ryan Braun, broadcaster Brian Anderson, former All-Star Larry Hisle and the Brewers racing sausages visited Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts in Milwaukee.
“It’s important to have good life skills,” Anderson told the students. “We want to encourage you to learn that, take it home to your brothers and sisters, your parents, reach out into your community and take this S.C.O.R.E. program and keep it with you. We come out and we want to give you the message, but really the message dies unless you take it out there with you.”
Hisle, who played for the Brewers from 1978-82, talked about how much his community meant to him when growing up.
“I credit that city for as much of my success as I do myself,” Hisle said, referring to his hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio. “It afforded me every opportunity and all the resources necessary for success. The only thing missing was how badly I wanted to play baseball.”
During the presentation, Anderson and Braun presented five baseballs — one with each of the letters of the acronym on it — to five students that participated and talked about why each one of the elements of the program is important.
Braun, who attended the University of Miami on an academic scholarship, told the students that while he always hoped to play baseball professionally, his academics still came first.
The program finished with a question and answer session between the students and Braun, who was noticeably impressed by the students.
“Really impressive,” said Braun of the questions. “I think they really paid attention and they really believe in this program and I think the Brewers do too. So it was a good day all around, I had a good time and I was thoroughly impressed.”
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
Brewers television play-by-play man Brian Anderson called legendary Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell “as good a person as he was a broadcaster” on Tuesday after the news that Harwell had passed away at 92.
Brewers TV play-by-play man Brian Anderson and I must run with like-minded friends, because he’s been getting the same question this winter. No, not, “What do you do in the offseason?” But, “What do you expect from Alcides Escobar.”
I think Anderson comes up with the correct answer in this great post on his MLBlog, and I wholeheartedly agree that Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun have set an impossibly high bar that hopefully won’t get in the way of Escobar’s rookie progression. BA also gets into the pressure Escobar faces to follow in the footsteps of some legendary Venezuelan forefathers, a topic that requires much more examination in Spring Training.
So I’ll stop writing and let you head over to Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs for a great read.
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Brewers TV play-by-play man Brian Anderson will take part in an online chat Friday at 10 a.m. CT in which I am sure he will answer all of your concerns, and a trio of players will follow him on Sunday. Gregg Zaun, Manny Parra and Carlos Villanueva will take part in a chat at 3:30 p.m. CT Sunday during the “Brewers On Deck” event.
Brewers third-base coach Brad Fischer and his wife, Mary, bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel and his wife, Jill, TV play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson and Brewers alum Larry Hisle hit the streets of Milwaukee on Monday morning to distribute Thanksgiving meals to 500 families facing financial struggles this holiday season.
Brewers Charities teamed with 1290-AM WMCS, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters, Feeding America/Eastern Wisconsin and the Hunger Task Force for this year’s event.
The Thanksgiving meal program has typically targeted 300 families, but was expanded for 2009 as a response to the down economy and job losses. The families were identified through letters and e-mails sent to the radio station and through area community service organizations.
The Thanksgiving program was a team effort. Feeding America donated the fixings for the families which include stuffing mix, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce, macaroni & cheese, canned yams, corn, green beans and fruit, applesauce, strawberry gelatin, corn muffins, cake mixes and frosting. The Hunger Task Force donated 300 turkeys. The remaining 200 turkeys will be purchased thanks to donations from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Brewers Charities, the Milwaukee Brewers Wives and the Brotherhood of Firefighters.
Thanks to Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus for passing along some photos:
Former Brewer Larry Hisle, now a member of the club’s community relations department, speaks at a press conference before Monday’s distribution. Pictured (L to R) are Mary and Brad Fischer, Hisle, Brian Anderson and Marcus and Jill Hanel. (Scott Paulus/Brewers)
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The Brewers’ flagship radio station hired Cory Provus of WGN in Chicago to fill the vacancy in Milwaukee’s radio booth on the same day the Brewers unveiled their Spring Training and regular-season broadcast schedules.
Provus, a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University, appeared on AM 620-WTMJ in Milwaukee on Monday morning and will call his first game alongside Bob Uecker on Feb. 25, when the Brewers host the A’s at Maryvale Baseball Park. He handled Cubs pre- and post-game programming for WGN and often spelled play-by-play man Pat Hughes in the fifth inning of game broadcasts.
He replaces Jim Powell, who left in January for a higher-profile job with the Atlanta Braves after 13 seasons in the booth with Uecker.
The Feb. 25 game is one of 36 Brewers Spring Training games and all will be broadcast either on the Brewers Radio Network, MLB.com, FSN Wisconsin or Milwaukee’s WMLW TV. A total of three games will be broadcast on television, 19 on radio and 16 via MLB.com webcast.
During the regular season, Uecker and Provus will call all 162 games on the radio as usual, and a total of 157 games will be televised, with Brian Anderson (who has an excellent MLBlog, by the way) and Bill Schroeder back in the booth. That includes 136 games on FSN Wisconsin, 15 games aired locally in Milwaukee on WMLW and four national broadcasts.
On his blog, Anderson wrote that Telly Hughes will replace departed sideline reporter Trenni Kusnierek on TV broadcasts.
The national games, some with updated start times, include:
April 12 game vs. Cubs at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
May 24 at Twins at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
May 26 vs. Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
June 13 vs. White Sox at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
June 15 at Indians at 6:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
June 20 at Tigers at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
Sept. 5 vs. Giants at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
All of those times are subject to change, of course. The team’s complete 2009 broadcast schedule will be online soon.