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Fox Ties Ratings Record For Saturday’s Regional MLB Coverage
Published October 3, 2005
|Fox Ties Ratings Record With Saturday’s
Yankees-Red Sox Game
POSTSEASON SHUFFLE: USA TODAY’s Michael Hiestand notes Fox has added former D’Rays manager Lou Piniella and WGN/CSN Chicago analyst Bob Brenly for its ALCS and NLCS coverage, respectively. Piniella will work with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. Brenly will team with Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons. Buck and McCarver will work tomorrow’s Yankees-Angels opener, and Buck following this Sunday’s Eagles-Cowboys game will not return to NFL games until as late as November 6. Meanwhile, ESPN has added Mets C Mike Piazza for the postseason, beginning with tomorrow’s Red Sox-White Sox opener. ESPN “didn’t want to crowd its top team, Jon Miller and Joe Morgan, with a third voice” for Game One of Padres-Cardinals tomorrow (USA TODAY, 10/3). In Houston, David Barron notes Fox is airing Thursday’s Astros-Braves Game Two, “which has generally been an ESPN staple as Fox has opted for games from larger markets” (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/3).