ESPN ‘Baseball Tonight’ Hits the Road for the World Series
via press release:
ESPN Baseball Tonight Hits the Road for the World Series
ESPN Radio to Nationally Broadcast Every Game; Daily SportsCenter Presence
ESPN is taking Baseball Tonight on the road for the 109th World Series, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with a World Series preview show at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Baseball Tonight will air before and after most World Series games (generally at 7 p.m. and midnight) with Karl Ravech, Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian providing analysis and commentary.
In addition, Chris Berman, Jon Sciambi, Adnan Virk and Ravech will anchor daily, on-site SportsCenter coverage from the Baseball Tonight set with Orel Hershiser, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Chris Singleton, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney and Kurkjian making appearances. Updates will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
ESPN Radio, in its 16th consecutive Major League Baseball postseason, will again serve as the exclusive radio broadcast home of the Fall Classic. Veteran play-by-play voice Dan Shulman and Hershiser will describe the action for each game while Sciambi, Singleton and Peter Pascarelli will lead pre-game and post-game coverage from the ballpark. Pre-game coverage begins one hour prior to first pitch.
ESPN.com’s World Series coverage will include:
ü A host of on-site contributors including ESPN MLB Insiders Olney, Kurkjian, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Jim Caple and Jim Bowden;
ü Live, 15-minute Baseball Tonight at the World Series digital-only shows at 4 p.m. before each game;
ü A dedicated World Series page with extensive game coverage, news, analysis, scouting reports, expert predictions, polls, videos and statistics;
ü Live, interactive chats with ESPN’s contributors, beginning at 7 p.m. on each game day.
ESPN Deportes will cover the World Series across its studio programming, including SportsCenter, Los Capitanes, Cronometro, #Redes and Nacion ESPN.
ESPN Deportes Radio – in its ninth consecutive season broadcasting the World Series – will air every game with Eduardo Ortega, the Spanish voice of the San Diego Padres, anchoring the coverage. Ortega will be joined by Renato Bermudez, Armando Talavera and Jose Francisco Rivera.
ESPN International will provide television coverage of the World Series throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Brazil, New Zealand and on cruise ships.