‘Baseball Tonight’ back on the road as part of ESPN’s 25th season with MLB

  It’s a big year at The Worldwide Leader for America’s Pastime.  For the first time in many years, ESPN feels like it’s on a level with Fox and TBS of Major League Baseball again. Not that they weren’t before, but being the only TV network that broadcasts the sport that didn’t air playoff games had some limitations. Aside from the seminal Baseball Tonight, the network...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' 24-7 network to debut Tuesday night

Los Angeles Dodgers fans who can't get enough of their team now have an outlet for their passion: A 24-hour television network dedicated to all things Dodgers. SportsNet LA debuts on Tuesday night, a day before the Dodgers open their spring schedule against Arizona. The network is the result of a 25-year, $8.5 billion deal between the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable. SportsNet...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Charging the Mound with Brad – Volume 5

It started with Alex Rodriguez in 1994, and then Derek Jeter in 95, and a year later the Red Sox brought up Nomar Garciaparra. I remember arguing with my friends that ARod was 10 times the shortstop that Garciaparra and Jeter were. His power, his speed, his glove and, most importantly he wasn’t a Yankee or Red Sox player, made me quite the fan. Cut to 2001 and Rodriguez is in Texas...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hershiser, Garciaparra, Hairston Jr named analysts

Former major leaguers Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra and Jerry Hairston Jr. will serve as analysts in SportsNet LA's signature live daily show on the Los Angeles Dodgers, airing nightly during spring training and both pregame and postgame during the regular season. The network's program was announced Friday. During the regular season, ''Access SportsNet: Dodgers...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A-Rod Signs with the Red Sox- ESPN's The Deal

In 2003, with Boston just weeks removed from the collapse in the ALCS to New York (thanks Aaron Boone), Red Sox front office has a brilliant idea to trade Manny Ramirez, Jon Lester and Nomar Garciaparra for baseball's best player, Alex Rodriguez. Not only did A-Rod have a squeaky clean image, but he could hit for power and play great defense at short stop. This was the deal that...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eduardo Pérez returns to ESPN, Baseball Tonight

Eduardo Pérez, former MLB player and coach, is swapping his coach’s uniform for the analyst suit and will return to ESPN. Pérez, who was previously a Baseball Tonight analyst at ESPN from 2006 through 2010, had served as the bench coach for the Houston Astros during the 2013 season. “This gives me the flexibility to stay involved with a game that I love,” Pérez told...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Views Still Mixed On Clemens In Sox HOF

FenwayNation readers remain divided on whether Roger Clemens should have been inducted into the Red Sox Hall Of Fame. Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez and broadcaster Joe Castiglione were voted into the hall this week by a panel of 16. As the chart shows, while 48% support inducting Clemens into the Sox Hall, a slim majority (52%) feel it was wrong to let him in. You can...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Favorites Amongst Sox’ HOF Inductees

Clemens, Martinez and Garciaparra were all beloved by the Fenway Faithful. A trio of fan favorites will be joining the best-of-the-best this summer at Fenway Park. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame this season, an honorable mention more than deserving for the three former...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame means a lot to Nomar

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterDid anyone else besides me imitate Nomar Garciaparra's pre-AB rituals as a kid? When Nomar was on the Red Sox, I idolized him. Still do, as a matter of fact. I was devastated when he was traded, but when the move was made, I didn't know where it would all end up. I was really happy when the news broke that Nomar...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hall of Fame: Congratulations Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra

While it is not the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, it is still an honor for pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to receive recognition in getting elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame as among the greatest players in team history. I do not mean a short history dating back to 1998 such as with the division rival Tampa...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Slim Majority Nix Clemens In Sox HOF

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that readers are pretty evenly divided over whether Roger Clemens should have been voted into the Red Sox Hall Of Fame (along with Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez and broadcaster Joe Castiglione). As the chart shows, 53% oppose the induction of Clemens, while nearly as many—47%—support it. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra ‘Lost For Words’ Over Red Sox Hall Of Fame Induction

Nomar Garciaparra learned Wednesday that he’ll join Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens and play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione in being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014. The honor speaks volumes about Garciaparra’s time with the organization. Garciaparra, who was selected to five All-Star Games in nine seasons with the Red Sox from 1996-2004, said on WEEI’s Mut...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemens, Pedro, and Nomar Make Red Sox Hall of Fame

Associated Press It looks like “the Rocket” Roger Clemens will be enshrined in a Hall of Fame after all, just not the one that he wanted. According to ESPN Boston, a sixteen member panel of Red Sox executives, Boston media members, booster club reps and historians enshrined four new members to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. Along with Clemens, this year’s Red Sox Hall of...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Induct Four Into Team Hall Of Fame

The Red Sox announced that they will induct four new members into the Red Sox Hall Of Fame at Fenway Park. The four are: Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens and broadcaster Joe Castiglione. The selections were made by a 16-person panel—comprised of club executives, print and broadcast media, BoSox club representatives, and baseball historians. Obviously, Nomar, Joe...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Clemens, Nomar, Pedro a part of Red Sox 2014 Hall of Fame class

Photo courtesy of RedSox.comBen WhiteheadContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox have announced their 2014 Hall of Fame Class. And this one is quite the class.Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez and Joe Castiglione will be enshrined forever in the Red Sox Hall of Fame. According to the Red Sox official MLB website:In 1995 the Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted to recognize...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro, Nomar, Clemens, Castiglione To Be Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame

The Red Sox Hall of Fame will welcome four new members in 2014. Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra, Roger Clemens and Joe Castiglione have been selected as the 2014 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees, the club announced Wednesday. Martinez, one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation, was a two-time Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star in his seven seasons with the Red Sox from...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Total Run Index – ADP vs. TRI Shortstops

As we approach the end of the infield positions we see by far the weakest position on the diamond offensively. That being said, there are a number of young shortstops that are making the game exciting. Nearly twenty years ago it was Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra. The fact that two of those three are still in the game is a testament to their greatness. Four of...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Time Warner announce details of SportsNet LA launch

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner have released the details relating to their new RSN, SportsNet LA, which launches on February 25th - right before the first Dodgers Spring Training game of the year. Over the 25-year life of the contract, the Dodgers will bring home $6 billion while $2.5 billion will go into baseball's revenue sharing pool. Before you start freaking...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Broadcast team, assemble: Dodgers, TWC announce launch date, personalities

After being the worst-kept secret in baseball TV deals, the Dodgers and SportsNet LA today officially announced a launch date of Feb. 25.The channel will only be available to Time Warner Cable customers at launch, but that will change in the next month as discussions are underway with other distributors.This coincided with the Dodgers also announcing their new broadcast team for...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Finally: Dodgers Announce SNLA Launch Date And Team

Nearly a full year after SportsNet LA was announced, we finally have a launch date — February 25 — and a broadcast team. Though many of these names have slipped out over the last few months, the team has confirmed via press release that this is how the game broadcasts will run. Television Games in California, Arizona — Vin Scully, obviously Other games, play-by-play – Charley...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Popular Red Sox on 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot: Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra

The 2014 Hall of Fame Voting has completed , and now the discussion begins on who will earn induction in 2015. While no former Red Sox made it in this year (these three should have), next year’s ballot will consist of two former Red Sox players of note who will appear on the ballot for the first time: pitcher Pedro Martinez and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. Pedro Martinez Starting...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Not to get ahead of myself, but I will anyway. 2015 is almost upon us, so I am going to take this opportunity to conduct an early analysis of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which should be one for the ages.The key names on next years ballot include everyone from this year who did not get elected and got above 5% of the vote (Goodbye Rafi ::points finger::), most notably Mike...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Derek Jeter

In the late 1990s, Derek Jeter wasn’t the best shortstop in the American League.  Alex Rodriguez was.  Jeter wasn’t the second best, either.  Nomar Garciaparra was.  But is there any question that Jeter will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the first shot he gets five years after retirement? None at all. First and foremost, Derek Jeter is a first ballot...
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January 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Jerry Hairston Jr. Joins Sports Net LA Crew

Looks like congratulations to J. Hair Jr. are in order! Per Chicago Cubs reporter, Bruce Levine, veteran utility journeyman Jerry Hairston Jr. will join Nomar Garciaparra in conducting pre/post game analysis for the new Dodgers channel, Sports Net LA, Congrats to Jerry Hairston on new deal as pre and post game analyst on the Dodgers TV games. 14 years and a ring is a...
Via The True Blue Crew
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Hershiser as new team broadcaster

Old bulldogs never die, they just come back in a new incarnation. Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers' former Cy Young winner and last World Series MVP, is returning as a team television broadcaster, according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke to The Times on the condition of anonymity. Hershiser adds another big name to the broadcasting crew for the Dodgers'...
Via Fox Sports West
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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