SBD/March 20, 2014/Media
Published March 20, 2014
CELEBRATING A CENTURY: MLB.com's Carrie Muskat notes the Cubs have "created WrigleyField100.com to honor 100 years of history at the ballpark and share the team's season-long plans to celebrate the milestone." The website includes the "unique, historic moments that have taken place at the ballpark over the last 100 years," including Cubs, Bears and collegiate football games, and summer concerts. Fans visiting the website are "invited to participate in polls to determine their 'All-Wrigley Team,' as well as other topics like their favorite broadcasters, concession items, traditions and Wrigley Field icons" (MLB.com, 3/20).
PAINT THE TOWN RED: In Cincinnati, John Kiesewetter noted FS Ohio on MLB Opening Day "plans more than 10 hours of programming -- most of it live -- including the Reds-Cardinals game" at 4:10pm ET. FSO broadcasters George Grande and Brian Giesenschlag will "anchor the coverage from the 'Reds Live' set inside Great American Ball Park" starting at 9:00am. FSO during the morning will debut "Cup of Coffee with George Grande." He taped "one-on-one interviews" with Reds RF Jay Bruce and P Mat Latos during Spring Training for the 30-minute show. Giesenschlag and Jeff Piecoro at 3:00pm will "host a special hour-long 'Reds Live' pregame show from the ball park, which will include some of the on-field ceremonies" (CINCINNATI.com, 3/19).
MADE FOR TV: In DC, Steven Goff noted MLS DC United and Comcast SportsNet Washington "announced a 14-game package, which will begin" with the May 3 match against the Timbers. CSN is "obligated to carry 16 matches." The other two "are likely to be late-season away games." As part of the contract, which is "in the second of three years, the sides have the option of adding additional games." That decision would "hinge on United’s success on the field during the summer" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 3/19).