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The Best Baseball-themed Movies of All Time July 15, 2008 8:46 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Baseball, Movies, Sports.
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Over the years, Hollywood has churned out several baseball-themed movies, many of them very good.  In celebration of tonight’s All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, Time.com’s Movie critic, Richard Corliss put together a video slideshow of what he believes are the best baseball movies of all time.  Tonight also marks the first time that an All-Star Game has been played in a stadium’s final year (a new facility is slated to open next season in New York).  With that fact in mind, what better a time to check out the reel?  Click here to check out the feature.

TBS Sees Improvement in Day 2 of MLB Playoffs October 6, 2007 9:48 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Baseball, Cable TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports, TBS, Television.
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The MLB playoff move to TBS continues to provide solid ratings for the network, with the first game of the New York Yankees/Cleveland Indians series providing the network with its highest rating in five years.

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MLB Playoffs Solid on TBS October 6, 2007 2:43 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Baseball, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports, TBS.
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The transition of the baseball playoffs to TBS was a success, with the first three games on Wednesday scoring slightly higher numbers than the comparable opening of the playoffs last year on ESPN and Fox.

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No One Cares That Barry Hit #756 August 9, 2007 2:08 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Baseball, Cable TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports, Television.
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ESPN2’s telecast of the Washington Nationals at the San Francisco Giants in which Barry Bonds hit home run #756 of his career, eclipsing the prior record set by Hank Aaron, drew a dismal 1.1 cable rating, or less than 1 million homes (995,000).

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MLB To Move Start of World Series to Mid-Week May 14, 2007 7:25 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Baseball, Fox, MLB, News, Sports, World Series.
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In what’s seen as an attempt to boost declining ratings for the World Series, MLB announced today that they will be moving the start of the ‘Series’ from Saturday to Wednesday.

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ESPN’s Peter Gammons Re-ups with Network March 7, 2007 6:23 pm

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ESPN announced Tuesday that Hall of Famer baseball writer and current contributor Peter Gammons, has signed a multi-year extension to stay on with the network.

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