Weekend all about Yankees-Red Sox

Posted: April 20, 2007

Sports Media Notes

One of the best rivalries in sports is between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, and the popularity is demonstrated by this weekend's television schedule. All three games from Boston will be on national TV.

ESPN will have two broadcasting crews covering the same two teams when it broadcasts games tonight at 7 and Sunday at 8:05 p.m.

Karl Ravech, former Phillie John Kruk and Dusty Baker will be the announcers tonight, while the usual Sunday Night crew of Jon Miller, Joe Morgan and Peter Gammons are scheduled for that game.

In between, Fox will televise tomorrow's game at 3:55 p.m. with its No. 1 crew of Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and field reporter Ken Rosenthal.

Hall of Fame week

On Wednesday, CN8 will feature special moments of former Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning on Out of Bounds from 7 to 8 p.m. Bunning is one of four Hall of Famers who will be featured on the show during the week.

On Monday, the series will start with Dave Winfield, who played for six teams but is best known for his time with the New York Yankees. Tuesday, Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame outfielder Carl Yastrzemski will be featured, and Thursday it will be former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson.

TV extras

For the second week in a row, Trey Wingo and Mark Schlereth will be the announcers on a Soul game. The Soul visit Columbus at 7:30 p.m. Monday on ESPN2. . . . Former Kixx player-coach Omid Namazi will be one of the analysts for tomorrow's Major Indoor Soccer League championship between the Kixx and Detroit. Versus will televise the 4 p.m. game with Al Pawlowski calling the game and Duke Castiglione joining Namazi as an analyst. . . . HBO has added NBC's Andrea Kremer as a correspondent for its show Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. Kremer is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Penn.

- Marc Narducci

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