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Tampa Bay Rays-Texas Rangers ALDS preview: major-league baseball playoffs on television

MLB playoffs on TV


TBS will air all four AL and NL series in the first round and the American League Championship Series. Play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo, who calls Red Sox games for NESN during the regular season, and analyst Buck Martinez will call Rays-Rangers series.

In the other series, the No. 1 broadcasting team of Ernie Johnson, John Smoltz and Ron Darling will call Twins-Yankees; Brian Anderson (not the one who calls Rays games) and Joe Simpson will call Phillies-Reds; and Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly will call Giants-Braves.

The TBS pregame and postgame shows will be hosted by Matt Winer with analysts Cal Ripken, Dennis Eckersley and David Wells.

The Rays TV announcing team of Dewayne Staats with Kevin Kennedy or Brian Anderson will not call postseason games on television.


Fox will handle the National League Championship Series and the World Series. The pregame show will be hosted by Chris Rose. Announcer Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will handle the broadcast duties.

Local radio

Rays postseason games can still be heard on the team's flagship station, 620-AM, with Rays announcers Dave Wills and Andy Freed. Meantime, 1040-AM will pick up the ESPN radio broadcasts of Rays' games as well as other playoff games.

Sun Sports

While Sun Sports will not be airing playoff games, there will be a one-hour Rays Live postgame show after each game. This week, the Rays Live show can be seen on Sun Sports after Games 1 and 2 against the Rangers. Saturday's Game 3 postgame show will be seen on Fox Sports Florida because Sun Sports will be showing the Lightning season opener.

Bright house sports network (Ch. 47)

BHSN will air a live postgame show after most Rays games. The exception will be Saturdays when the network will air college football. Rock Riley and J.B. Long will handle the reporting with former major-leaguers Fred McGriff and Frank Viola on analysis.

Tampa Bay Rays-Texas Rangers ALDS preview: major-league baseball playoffs on television 10/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:20pm]
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