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  • BASEBALL TONIGHT IS BACK: SEASON PREMIERE THIS EVENING

         ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" makes it season premiere tonight
    with the same cast as last season, except for former MLB second
    baseman Harold Reynolds replacing Roy Smalley as an analyst.
    ESPN also announced that it has signed Andy Van Slyke as a game
    analyst for its alternate Wednesday night games.  Van Slyke had
    been rumored to be a candidate for a Fox position (Baltimore SUN,
    3/21)....Fox is expected to announce that it will add Ken
    Singleton and Jeff Torborg as analysts to its baseball broadcast
    team (USA TODAY, 3/21).
    

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  • MEDIA NOTES

         ESPNet's SportsZone is said to be having trouble getting
    users "to pony up the money for sports data that they can get
    elsewhere" (CRAIN'S NEW YORK, 3/18)....Fox will broadcast three
    NFL preseason matchups in August: 49ers at Chargers on August 10;
    Broncos at Cowboys on August 17; and Packers at Colts on August
    24 (Fox)....Raybin Communications has been named a media partner
    for Pinnacle's MLB All-Star FanFest.  Many of FanFest's
    attractions will be featured on Raybin's "Sports Collectors Show"
    (MLB Properties)....CBS Radio Networks will air a 90-minute
    "Inside Pitch" show before each of their Sunday night baseball
    broadcasts.  The show, hosted by Jim Hunter, will feature
    interviews and commentary in a call-in format (CBS Radio)....This
    weekend's "Inside Stuff" will go behind the scenes of David
    Robinson's chat session on NBA.com (NBA)....Oilers play-by-play
    man Russ Small will add anchor at Houston's KPRC-TV to his duties
    as Sports Dir at KTRH-AM (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/21).
    

    Print | Tags: CBS, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Edmonton Oilers, Acushnet, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, MLB, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Viacom
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