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ESPN Radio Announces 2017 MLB Broadcast Schedule

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The 2017 baseball season arrives next week, and ESPN Radio is celebrating its 20th season by delivering 71 games nd featuring a heavy presence from several top teams including the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Leading the network’s radio coverage once again will be play by play voice Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton.

To get things started, the network will travel to St. Louis on Sunday April 2nd at 7pm ET for the Cardinals home opener. The Redbirds begin their season by facing their arch rival and the defending world champions, the Chicago Cubs. ESPN Radio will also call the Cubs’ home opener at Wrigley Field on Monday, April 10th at 7pm ET against the Dodgers. The two teams met last year in the National League Championship Series.

ESPN Radio will also serve as the exclusive radio home for the Home Run Derby and the 88th MLB All Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, on Monday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 11th. The network will also broadcast every MLB postseason game including any potential tie-breaker games, Wild Card games, and the National and American League Division Series, National League Championship Series, the American League Championship Series and the World Series.

Below is a look at the confirmed schedule (additional games will be announced at a later date):

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators
Sun, Apr 2 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Amin & Chris Singleton
Mon, Apr 3 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
Adam Amin & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 8 3:30 p.m. New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
TBD & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 9 7 p.m. Miami Marlins at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Mon, Apr 10 7 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 15 12:30 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 16 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 22 3:30 p.m. Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 23 7 p.m. Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 29 3:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Boston Red SoxJon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 30 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, May 7 7 p.m. New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs
Sat, May 13 12:30 p.m. Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Sun, May 14 6:30 p.m. Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Sat, May 20 6:30 p.m. Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Sun, May 21 7 p.m. Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Sat, May 27 6:30 p.m. New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun, May 28 7 p.m. New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon, May 29 3:30 p.m. Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
Roxy Bernstein & TBD
  6:30 p.m. Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
Sun, Jun 4 6:30 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Sun, Jul 9 7 p.m. Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Adam Amin & TBD
Mon, Jul 10 8 p.m. T-Mobile Home Run Derby
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Tue, Jul 11 7 p.m. MLB All-Star Game
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Jul 16 7 p.m. New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Sun, Jul 23 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Sun, Aug 20 6 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

* Windows include the pregame show

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Shan & RJ: ‘Inside The NBA Was Trying To Prevent A Riot Last Night’

“You know that moment? Everyone’s joking around. Everyone’s having fun, then someone doesn’t take the joke as a joke anymore and all the fun is sucked out of the room and things are awkward and serious?”

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Things were very far from normal on Thursday night on the set of Inside the NBA. During the postgame show, Warriors fans threw objects at Charles Barkley as TNT was broadcasting live outside of the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Friday morning on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Shan and RJ discussed the scene and said things felt out of the ordinary long before anything was even thrown.

“You know that moment? Everyone’s joking around. Everyone’s having fun, then someone doesn’t take the joke as a joke anymore and all the fun is sucked out of the room and things are awkward and serious?” Shan Shariff said. “That’s what happened yesterday on Inside the NBA both in the pregame and the postgame.”

Barkley had been picking on Warriors fans calling them annoying and describing San Francisco as having “dirty ass streets full of homeless people” throughout the series.

Shariff said even in the pregame show, it seemed that the Inside the NBA crew was wary of the crowd gathered behind them.

“It felt like yesterday instead of having fun and cutting loose, it felt like they were trying to prevent a riot.”

After a rolled-up t-shirt struck Barkley, he got up and acted as if he was going to throw a ceramic coffee mug into the crowd. Shariff said it was clear that Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith thought Barkley was about to be involved in an altercation of some sort.

RJ Choppy disagreed though. His immediate thought in seeing the video was that Barkley was just taking his ribbing of the crowd to the next level like a WWE superstar might.

“I think he knew the wrestling role, but I don’t think the other guys did,” Choppy said.

Sean and RJ expounded on the wrestling comparison, saying that he had a specific event in mind. He compared the way the crowd treated Barkley on Thursday night to how the crowd at ECW’s One Night Stand in 2006 treated John Cena. Cena and security may have thought they knew what was coming, but it was clear when fans started throwing chairs at the WWE champ that their ire was more serious than anticipated.

There can be peace for the time being. TNT’s NBA season ends at the conclusion of the Western Conference Finals. It will be interesting to see if this animosity returns in the 2022-23 season.

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Don La Greca: ‘Howie Rose Was The Only Sports Talk Host As Passionate About Hockey As Me’

“When you look at the history of sports radio, the only person that I can think of that called games and was [as] passionate about hockey as I am that had a regular radio show was Howie Rose.”

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Don LaGreca has been working on Rangers radio broadcasts since 2005, and has served as the backup play-by-play announcer for the last few seasons, filling in for Kenny Albert when he is unable to be on the call. Because of Albert’s responsibilities in calling national playoff games on television amid the new media rights agreement between the league and its partners (ESPN and Turner Sports), La Greca has called more Rangers games of late, and received positive reviews.

Yesterday on The Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN New York, Kay mentioned the compliments callers have been giving La Greca for his ability to call hockey games, some of whom credit him for introducing them to the sport.

“The one thing hockey is is underexposed,” said La Greca. “Because you hear a lot of people say, ‘Boy, I didn’t realize how much fun this sport is; how great it is to go to a game,’ because a lot of us don’t grow up around it.”

La Greca realizes that he is in a unique position being the co-host of a sports radio show and an NHL play-by-play announcer, giving him a responsibility to communicate and opine on the game of hockey to his listening audience at large. He considers himself the second person to have such a distinction – the pioneer of which, while he may no longer be calling hockey games, still frequently discusses the sport on Twitter.

“When you look at the history of sports radio, the only person that I can think of that called games and was [as] passionate about hockey as I am that had a regular radio show was Howie Rose,” said La Greca. “And Howie Rose has been out of the sports radio game for 25 years.”

Rose was with WFAN from its launch on July 1, 1987 as its weekday nighttime host. Additionally, he served in the same role as La Greca, backing up Kenny Albert’s father Marv on Rangers radio broadcasts – where, in 1994, he delivered the illustrious call of Stephane Matteau’s game-winning, double-overtime goal in game 7 that sent the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. One year later, Rose left WFAN to begin calling games for the NHL’s New York Islanders on Sportschannel, and did not host a sports radio show during his time as a lead hockey play-by-play announcer.

While there are other sports radio hosts in the New York marketplace that exhibit a passion for hockey such as Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, La Greca is the only one who actively calls the games – akin to how Michael Kay is the only active New York sports radio host who regularly calls professional baseball.

“You don’t have somebody who is as close to the sport as I am to have this kind of forum, so maybe there are a few people like, ‘Hey, I’m a fan of Don. I really don’t like hockey, but he calls a few games so let me listen,’ and it kind of opened a door that otherwise wouldn’t have been opened” said La Greca. “….I don’t think it’s anything that I’m doing. It’s just an opportunity that I have, and it is humbling and it’s pretty cool to hear and I hope those people stick with the sport.”

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WFAN, WCBS Become New Flagship For Rutgers Football, Men’s Basketball

“The multi-year deal begins with the 2022-23 season.”

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Rutgers University and Audacy have announced an agreement that will make WFAN and WCBS the flagship stations for the school’s football and men’s basketball teams.

The multi-year deal begins with the 2022-23 season.

“Rutgers athletics is on the rise under Greg Schiano and Steve Pikiell in the Big Ten, bringing excitement and anticipation to Tri-State area fans,” said Chris Oliviero, Market President, Audacy New York. “WFAN and WCBS 880 will provide listeners with unmatched coverage of the Scarlet Knights and we are honored to add Rutgers to Audacy’s market-leading play-by-play portfolio.”

A 30-minute pregame and postgame show will air on WFAN for all Rutgers football games, while basketball games on WCBS will get a 15-minute pregame and postgame show.

Games will be able to be streamed locally on the Audacy app, and the company said both stations will promote the partnership on-air and digitally, in addition to on-campus events throughout the school year.

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