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A majority of the teams in Major League Baseball begin their seasons today. For those of you who missed out, here is a list of the teams, along with a link to our look at that team’s local media outlets:
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets
New York Yankees
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
We head to the Pacific Northwest to check out the media covering the SEATTLE MARINERS
Newspaper- Up until two years ago Seattle had two daily newspapers. The Seattle Times remains in print form. Its sports section has a dedicated Mariners section. Larry Stone and Geoff Baker (Twitter) lead the other writers in maintaining the paper’s Mariners Blog. Columnists Jerry Brewer (Twitter) and Steve Kelly will also have thoughts on the team.
The Seattle Post-Intellegencer is no longer in print but does have a digital edition. The P-I’s sports section also has a dedicated Mariners section. The company relies on Associated Press reports and blog posts to cover the Mariners. The fan-supported blogs include U.S.S. Mariner Blog and Mariner Fan Blog.
Sports Radio- The Mariners Radio Network is anchored by KIRO 710AM ESPN. Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith (Twitter) have the call of the action. Shannon Drayer (Twitter) serves as reporter while Matt Pittman hosts in the studio. Alex Rivera and Julio Cruz call the games on Spanish language KKMO. 710 ESPN and KJR satisfies the fans’ interest in discussing the team.
Television- Root Sports Northwest has Mariner games on television. Dave Simms (Twitter) is joined by Mike Blowers in the booth. Jen Mueller (Twitter) is the field reporter. KCPQ, KIRO, KING, and KOMO cover the Mariners on the network TV-side of things.
If we missed someone you follow, add them in the comments.
Over the the nation’s capital for a look at the media covering the WASHINGTON NATIONALS.
Newspaper- Washington DC is a two newspaper town, both of which have major influence. The Washington Post online sports section includes special coverage of the Nationals. Adam Kilgore (Twitter) and James Wagner (Twitter) take charge of the paper’s Nationals Journal blog. And with this prestigious roster of columnists, it’s a must stop for all Nats fans.
The Washington Times‘ sports section also has dedicated coverage of the Nationals. Amanda Comak (Twitter) is the lead beat writer who also maintains the paper’s Nationals Watch blog.
Sports Radio- The Nationals Radio Network has the team covered on game day on flagship 106.7 The Fan. Charlie Slowes (Twitter) and Dave Jageler have the call. You can also talk Nats over at ESPN Radio WTEM 980 AM.
Television- The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is the TV home of the Nats. Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo (Twitter) are at the mic. Kristina Akra (Twitter) handles field duty. Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight are in studio. WJLA, WRC, WTTG, and WUSA are local television resources for the Nationals. Comcast SportsNet Washington also has coverage of the team.
Add your thoughts on these and other outlets in the comments.
Here is the group of media covering the HOUSTON ASTROS.
Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is the city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section includes a special page dedicated to the Astros. Brian Smith (Twitter) and Jose De Jesus Ortiz are on the Astros beat. Columnists Randy Harvey (Twitter) and Jerome Solomon (Twitter) will comment on the team. The paper also has a blog for fans of the Astros.|
Sports Radio- The Houston Astros Radio Network is anchored by Sports 790 KBME. Robert Ford (Twitter) and Steve Sparks have the call of the games. Crawford Jones will be in studio. Francisco Romero and Alex Tevino have the Spanish language broadcast on KLAT. You can talk Astros on, KNFC, KILT-AM, and KGOW.
Television- Bill Brown, Alan Ashby, and Geoff Blum (Twitter) will be at the mic on television at Comcast SportsNet Houston. Kevin Eschenfelder is in the studio. Network TV coverage of the Astros can be found on KHOU, KPRC, KRIV, and KTRK.
Please use the comments to add other reporters or sites you follow.
Here are the media outlets following the LOS ANGELES DODGERS.
Newspaper- Los Angeles has two newspapers, the L.A. Times and L.A. Daily News.
The Times sports section has a special section dedicated to the Dodgers. Kevin Baxter (Twitter) takes the lead on the Dodgers beat while Bill Shaikin (Twitter) writes general baseball columns. Steve Dilbeck (Twitter) maintains the Dodgers Now blog. The paper has Bill Plaschke, (Twitter) T.J. Simers (Twitter), Bill Dwyre, Helene Elliott (Twitter) and Chris Erskine (Twitter) as columnists who will chime-in on the Dodgers.
At the Daily News, the paper also has a special section dedicated to the Dodgers. J.P. Hoornstra is the lead Dodgers reporter who maintains the Inside the Dodgers Blog. Vincent Bonsignore (Twitter) and Jill Painter (Twitter) will also add their thoughts on the Dodgers.
Sports Radio-KLAC is the flagship station for the Dodgers Radio Network. Vin Scully, Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday call the action. Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela call the games on Spanish language KTNQ. You can also talk Dodgers onKSPN and KLAA.
Television-Prime Ticket and KCAL are the TV homes for Dodger telecasts. Scully joins Eric Collins and Steve Lyons (Twitter) in the booth. Patrick O’Neal (Twitter) is in the studio. The local television outlets covering the Dodgers include KCBS, KNBC, KABC, and KTTV. And don’t forget ESPN Los Angeles’ coverage of the Dodgers.
There are more outlets covering the Dodgers. Add your favorites in the comments.