The matchups on the field have yet to be determined, but TBS has named its booth pairings for the four Major League division series.
During its first season coverage of MLB’s post-season, Turner Sports will have veteran sportscaster Dick Stockton perform play-by-play duties, alongside Bob Brenly’s analyst role. Also being paired in those respective capacities are Ted Robinson and Steve Stone and Don Orsillo and Joe Simpson.
The three teams join the previously announced group that will match Chip Cary, calling the game, with 2007 Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn as analyst.
During TBS’s exclusive coverage of this year’s National League Championship Series, Brenly will join Caray and Gwynn in the booth.
In addition to its television coverage, TBS will also expand up its broadband content with the recently launched TBS Hot Corner on MLB.com.
Two-time American League most valuable player and five-time All-Star Frank Thomas has been named to Turner Sports studio squad. Currently the designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays, Thomas joins the previously announced studio team of two-time Emmy-award winning host Ernie Johnson and 2007 Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. on the TBS MLB On Deck show, presented by Chevrolet, and the post-game show Inside MLB presented by Captain Morgan, as well as during TBS Game Break.
Also contributing to the postseason telecasts will be field reporters Craig Sager, Marc Fein, José Mota and David Aldridge.
“We are thrilled to have such as well-respected and knowledgeable team of announcers for the MLB postseason and they, along with our production crew, will bring the same high-level of passion, commitment and sports expertise to the playoffs that viewers have come to expect from Turner-produced telecasts.” said Turner Sports executive producer Jeff Behnke in a statement. “Our breadth of coverage for both online and on television will provide fans with the most comprehensive information and exclusive access to all things MLB during the postseason.”
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