Look for ESPN to continue its coverage/tributes of Yankee great Yogi Berra in its 5 p.m. Baseball Tonight show as well as during its Wednesday night game telecast, according to a source at the network.
Appropriately, ESPN's Wednesday night double header lineup leads off with the New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays, followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers, formerly the Brooklyn Dodgers, whose rivalry with the Yankees, particularly in the Berra era, is one of the sports most iconic.
Berra, famed both as a Yankee catcher (and briefly manager) and coiner of enduring and endearing malapropisms, died Tuesday at the age of 90.
ESPN has been covering the story throughout the day on SportsCenter, First Take, ESPN Radio and online.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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