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Get Your LIVE Baseball Fix: ESPN to Air KBO Games Starting Late Tonight

PRESS RELEASE – ESPN today announced it has reached an agreement with Eclat Media Group regarding the KBO League – South Korea’s most popular sports league – to exclusively televise six, live regular-season games per week in the U.S. starting with Opening Day – NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions – on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 a.m. ET / Monday, May 4, at 10 p.m. PT.

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An ESPN Interview with Mike Veeck

Goldklang Group LogoESPN takes a look at Mike Veeck, part owner of five teams minor-league teams via the Goldklang Group, as the “funniest man in baseball.”  Read more here.

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ESPN Releases Digital Documentary on Shuckers Season Entitled ‘Home’

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE –  On Monday, The Worldwide Leader In Sports, ESPN, released a new groundbreaking digital documentary on the Biloxi Shuckers epic road trip and journey to MGM Park. The piece takes sports fans around the world “on the road” with the Shuckers, as the club claimed a first half championship in the Southern League and won its Inaugural Game at MGM Park on June 6. The feature can be found Continue reading

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Jim Caple’s Recommendations for Baseball Road Trips

EFrom Town Ball, the Mall of America and the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) in Minnesota, to the (barely) indy pro Roswell Invaders (Pecos League), Breaking Bad and the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League) in New Mexico, ESPN Senior Writer Jim Caple provides his recommendations for great summer baseball vacations.  Read more and view photos here.

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Skeeters Ink Ground-Breaking Deal with ESPN

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced today a ground-breaking, minor league baseball agreement with ESPN, who will gain the exclusive rights to place games on its digital and television networks. The deal will begin with Skeeters home game coverage throughout the 2014 season. Additionally, ESPN will host exclusive Continue reading


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A Promotions Wish List

Major League Baseball LogoESPN.com senior writer Tom Caple unveils his list of not-so-serious promotions he would like to see at a number of  Major League Baseball ballparks.  Read more here.

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At 50, Looking Back at Michael Jordan’s Short-Lived Baseball Career

Birmingham Barons Logo WordmarkChicago White Sox LogoFormer NBA superstar Michael Jordan turns 50 today, so Star-Ledger Columnist Steve Politi thought he would take a look back at Jordan’s “forgettable” attempt at playing professional baseball.  Read more hereView Sports Illustrated photo gallery hereWatch ESPN’s Jordan Rides the Bus film clip here.

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Broadcaster Leaves Isotopes for Lobos

Albuquerque Isotopes LogoNew Mexico Lobos Logo 2Broadcaster Robert Portnoy has left the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League) for ESPN Radio 101.7 The TEAM to call baseball games for the New Mexico University Lobos.  Portnoy was the radio voice of the Isotopes for the past seven seasons.  Read more here.

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MLB’s Worst-Ever Ballparks

ESPN.com’s Jim Caple ranks his list of the 10 worst MLB ballparks in baseball history. We’ve visited a few of these forgettable old stadiums, including the long-gone Kingdome in Seattle and soon-to-be-demolished Metrodome in Minneapolis.  Indeed, Mr. Caple, good riddance!  Read more here.

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Sports Writer Turns 50, Takes a Look Back

ESPN.com senior writer Jim Caple just turned 50, so he decided to share half a century of his baseball memories.  It’s a quick and slightly interesting read, although a little extra personal at times.  Read more here.

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ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume On the Pittsfield Colonials

As MLB’s midsummer classic took center stage, ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume took a close look at the indy pro Can-Am League’s Pittsfield Colonials and Wahconah Park, the team’s historic home.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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ESPN Takes CWS Coverage to New Level

With the opening of fancy new, high-tech TD Ameritrade Park, ESPN has “amped up” its coverege of the college world series, according to coordinating producer T0m McNeeley.  The network has a crew of 160 workers, 22 cameras located inside and outside the stadium, and more.  Read more here.  Oh, and the CWS will be Erin Andrews‘ last assignment before her contract expires on July 1.  Read more here.

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ESPN Senior Writer Visits Borleske

ESPN senior writer Jim Caple visits Borleske Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Walla Walla (WA) Sweets, and has a little fun bobbing for onions as part of his “Baseball in My Backyard” series.  Watch video and read more here.

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Bobblehead Night in Green Bay for ESPN’s John Anderson

PRESS RELEASE – ESPN SportsCenter Anchor and ABC WIPEOUT Co-host John Anderson will appear Tuesday August 10th for the Green Bay Bullfrogs “John Anderson Bobble Head Night” at Joannes Stadium. The first 500 people in attendance will receive a commemorative bobble head featuring John Anderson as a 14-year old who won the Babe Ruth Baseball City Championship in 1979 playing for the National Merchandising Company (NAMCO). Continue reading

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Barons to Host Premiere of ESPN’s Jordan Documentary

PRESS RELEASE – Regions Park will host the world premiere for ESPN Films’, Jordan Rides the Bus on Sunday, August 22 following the Birmingham Barons game against the Huntsville Stars. The Ron Shelton documentary is a part of ESPN Films’ critically acclaimed film series 30 for 30 Presented by Cadillac, and will debut on Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN/ESPN HD. Continue reading

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Experience Michael Jordan’s ’94 Season with Barons on ESPN

ESPN’s show “30 For 30” will kick-off a new season on Aug. 24 with the debut of an episode called  “Jordan Rides the Bus,” which takes an inside look at former NBA star Michael Jordan’s 1994 season with the Double-A Burmingham Barons.  Read more here.

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