TBS is showing a re-run of the Steve Harvey Show. I don’t even know what that is. My boyfriend had to spell it for me. WHERE IS MY BASEBALL? WHERE IS MY BECKETT? WHERE IS TROPICANA FIELD? Right about now, those mowhawked, blue-haired, cowbell-ringin’ Rays fans are standing and screaming, “NOT IN OUR HOUSE, MUTHAF*CKAS!” […]

This post will serve as the preview to the NLCS; I’ll live blog the thing after the jump. So when Kaz matsui hit that Grand Slam in game 2 of the NLDS, I could only think of this: When Donald Trump appeared on a sponsored segment of ESPN’s ”SportsCenter” on June 30, Matsui was hitting […]

1. The national media (and, let’s be fair, UmpBump) obsessed over the will-they-or-won’t-they American League East title, as the Yankees posted a late surge and the Red Sox briefly flagged. But really, as both teams seemed extremely likely to make the postseason one way or another, this debate was only interesting to the rabid fans […]

From Deadspin, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution, comes this tidbit about Turner’s strategy for broadcasting three playoff baseball games in one day: Note: If a game lasts longer than its scheduled 3 1/2-hour window, the next game will begin on TNT, then shift to TBS. I don’t have a lot to add to this except […]

The Braves have played their final game on the Turner Broadcasting Network. This is how Skip Caray said goodbye to the fans. From the AJC: “The people all over the country who send you Christmas cards every year; the people who when dad passed, 5,000 of them sent notes or condolence cards; when I lost […]

The times, they really are a changin’ in Atlanta. First the team failed to win the NL East for the first time in 14 seasons. Now TBS has canned long-time play-by-play voice Don Sutton. From the AJC: The company instead has offered Sutton a role as an analyst on Division Series playoff games that will […]

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December 5, 2011

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