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The BYUtv rebroadcast used Andy Boyce & Lauren Francom on the sidelines instead of Spencer Linton & Kathy Aiken. Looks like Linton has replaced Alema Harrington on Countdown to Kickoff for home games. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-3-college-football-announcing-schedule.html

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Kris Budden has been assigned to Fox college football's #2 team with Joe Davis & Joey Harrington. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/nfl/your-2014-week-1-nfl-primer.html

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I've never understood Fox's thinking. The game no Fox Soccer plus this year has been a simulcast of the game they are airing on FSN. Why don't they make it where Fox Soccer Plus airs a game as well? I think fans would rather have the choice of choosing between 4 televised games (FS1, FS2, FSN, Fox Soccer Plus) and a streamed game (ESPN3) rather than have a service that most of them can't get. 

2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-developing-a-red-zone-type-channel-for-uefa-champions-league.html

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@CUbsfan She wasn't listed in the announcement when CBS Sports Network released their CFB announcing lineups for 2014. However she has apparently replaced Lauren Gardner on the MWC game of the week w/ Carter Blackburn's crew while Lauren Gardner has moved over to CBSSN's AAC coverage. The other two (Gallo & Collins) were listed in CBSSN's release of CFB broadcasters for 2014. 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan She is the sports director at WTVJ. She has previously served as a weekend anchor at WLNE.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan Gallo is a reporter who graduated from Texas Tech University. She currently works at KEYE in Austin as a reporter.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan She's is a reporter for NESN. She replaced Jenny Dell on Red Sox broadcasts and has been the reporter for most Bruins games.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan Every report I've seen has him acting as a sideline analyst for this game. It should be noted he wasn't listed on any sites last week, but he is this week. So it's probably a one time thing for the season or an experiment to see if they should expand it to be this way regularly.   

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@eslrush The NFL is doing what they call cross swapping games this season. It allows a good game that would get more viewers (like Pittsburgh/ Baltimore if both teams are good) to be moved from a Noon start or 4:05 PM start on CBS, should CBS have a single game, to FOX at 4:25 PM. In turn FOX has to turn over one of their games to CBS. It applies both ways, but the NFL has a set a limit on the number of times it can be done. I think that number is 8.


Four games have been cross swapped that I know of, which is 2 of the 8 that can be done. Buffalo at Chicago and Buffalo at Detroit have been moved from CBS to FOX. Atlanta at Cincinnati and the Thanksgiving Chicago at Detroit game have been moved from FOX to CBS.  Additional games could be cross swapped, but those 4 are already locked in.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html

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FS2 airs CONCACAF Champions soccer, UEFA Champions soccer, Australian Rules Football, NRL Rugby, Big East basketball, NASCAR practices, and serves as the overflow station for games on FS1 or FOX. They have a decent amount of live sports that is only growing as FOX continues to compile more properties They just need to make people aware of what they are airing.

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-2-is-a-barren-wasteland.html

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What they really need to do is make it where those who live in the market of a team, like the Astros or Dodgers, can watch the games even if your providers don't carry them. 


That, and they need to make it where you can always watch the games that your local provider isn't carrying.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-tv-is-reviewing-blackouts-for-the-2015-season.html

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No love for women's college soccer?

6 PM- Colorado State at Colorado- Pac-12

7 PM- Georgia at Ole Miss- SEC Network

8 PM- Oklahoma State at Oklahoma- FCS Central

8 PM- TCU at Washington State- Pac-12 (minus BAY & LA)

8 PM- San Francisco at Cal- Pac-12 BAY & LA

10 PM- Maryland at UCLA- Pac-12

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/late-night-viewing-choices/fridays-viewing-picks-91.html

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No love for women's college soccer?

6 PM- Colorado State at Colorado- Pac-12

7 PM- Georgia at Ole Miss- SEC Network

8 PM- Oklahoma State at Oklahoma- FCS Central

8 PM- TCU at Washington State- Pac-12 (minus BAY & LA)

8 PM- San Francisco at Cal- Pac-12 BAY & LA

10 PM- Maryland at UCLA- Pac-12

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-august-22-2014.html

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It should be noted that CBS has said they plan to use local sideline reporters for games that don't currently have one, so the list could still change to include those reporters.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/andrew-catalon/nfl-on-cbs-announcing-assignments-for-weeks-1-2-of-the-2014-nfl-season.html

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One sideline reporter known for CBSSN is that Sheehan Stanwick Burch will be doing the Navy games, as he had them last year. Rashan Ali will do the Patriot League matches from the sideline and could do a few others.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-college-football-tv-primer.html

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Missing- ESPNU Friday Night will be Mark Neely & Mike Bellotti.


Also missing is the American Sports Network.

The 3 CUSA ASN broadcast teams are: 

Ron Thulin/ Keith Moreland

Dave Armstrong/ Dave Lapham

Mike Gleason/ Jim Donnan

Bill Hazen will be a fill-in play-by-play for select CUSA games.


ASN will also have at least one team covering the CAA & Patriot League, 1 team doing the Big South, and 1- 2 teams doing the Southern Conference. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-college-football-tv-primer.html

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I enjoy the coverage, but I would like it if they made the team colors at the top next to the logo the colors of the uniforms instead the the standard team colors. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcs-epl-coverage-is-virtually-unchanged-and-thats-fine.html

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It should be noted that NFL Network will use the home team for all the broadcasts except Cleveland/ Detroit. Also Kurt Warner said this is the first of 3 games he and Ari Wolfe will do. The other two are Denver/ San Francisco and Pittsburgh/ Philadelphia. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/nfl/nfl-network-begins-preseason-week-1-with-four-live-games.html

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Eric Karros is w/ Alberts according to Alberts on his Twitter account. Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, & Cal Ripken Jr. doing Sunday's TBS game. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-84-810.html

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@f946723 Why wait that long? Preseason starts tomorrow, and College Football starts August 23 but starts getting heavy on August 28.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/local-mlb-ratings-are-smashing-nearly-everything-else-this-summer.html

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Say what you like, but I enjoy Blackburn's calls. He calls the game as it is while trying to be comedic when the game becomes a blowout. Frankly they couldn't have gotten someone better from ESPN to takeover Catalon's spot as the #1 CFB announcer on the network.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/carter-blackburn-returns-to-cbscbs-sports-network.html

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@tonyc Nothing anti about my comment. I watch the NHL on NBCSN, and I watched the Olympics on NBCSN. I will occasionally catch soccer on NBCSN as well. When does NASCAR take place though? It will be mostly Saturday and Sunday afternoons. So they are trading a property that typically airs in primetime, which has growing ratings, for a property that airs in the afternoon, which has had declining ratings. How exactly does that help NBCSN, and how does it change that nothing comes close to NBCSN's ratings for the Olympics, which makes it their most desirable package? It doesn't. My point was that Fox has the more desirable inventory, and NASCAR won't do anything to change that, especially since NBCSN already airs Formula 1 and IndyCar. All it does it make it more of a niche channel.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcsn-throws-some-serious-shade-at-fox-sports-1.html

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For what it's worth, they were up against Manchester United on FOX in the first slot and the UFC on FOX in the late slot. I'd attribute both of those as being reasons more than ESPN's friendly. If I were a betting man I'd say both of those probably beat ESPN.


What I'd really be interesting in seeing is how Fox Sports  2's ratings compared to the late night MLB game, seeing as Fox Sports 2 had on the ICC Cup at the same time as that late MLB game.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-on-fox-sports-1-was-beaten-by-exhibition-soccer-on-espn2-saturday.html

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Hate to say this, but we'll see how they compare next year at the same time when NBCSN has lost Major League Soccer and Fox Sports 1 has gained the Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, and the World Cup. One thing's for certain, and that is Fox Sports 1's inventory is still a lot more attractable than NBCSN's. The best thing NBCSN has going for them is the Olympics.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcsn-throws-some-serious-shade-at-fox-sports-1.html

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@sir boxington Then you are mistaken, beause I rarely comment in any thread unless I have a strong opinion or prsonal expierence. I can only think of 1 other ESPN thread I have ever commented in, not counting Longhorn Network threads.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html

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@sir boxington I know you're kidding, but you really don't know me considering that LeBron and Manziel and my LEAST favorite players because of their cocky, snobbish attitudes towards the press. No. My co-worker and I flipped it on during the pre-game for 1 reason and 1 reason only, the weather. We knew about the rain and the flooded streets. We knew they said it would be evaluated an hour before gametime to determine playability. I never said we watched the pregame. I said we turned it on at that time. No reason to turn it off when you can just mute it. Maybe if you had said Romo and Aikman you would have gotten it right, but ven then it would be unlikely.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html

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Didn't have any problems here on my computer. Then again, I logged on for pregame, so it may have ended up first come, first serve.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html

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This will mean big changes for CBS Sports Network as well since Catalon was on their #1 college football broadcast team.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-on-cbs-broadcast-teams-revealed-for-2014-season.html

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Apparently this journalist student needs to take a refresher course on research, because Nowkhah was the host last year and Peterson was the anlyst. This journalist stuent makes you think Peterson was the host and doesn't meton that Nowkhah was involved last year at all. Lucky for him I'm not a professor, because I would gie him an F for inaccurate facts right then and there.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/college-baseball/guest-column-espns-bases-loaded-is-fun-television.html

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I wouldn't be shocked if she ends up on CAA or Ivy League broadcasts on NBCSN.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/alex-flanagan-being-replaced-on-notre-dame-football-and-football-night-in-america.html

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I could easily see Brando calling games for SEC Network, even if it isn't the game of the week. They have 5 games in week 1, 6 in week 2, and 3 in week 4. It look like most weeks they will have a minimum of 3 games. Brando coud easily be the voice of the #2 broadcast team with Dave Neal as play-by-play voice 3. I could also see his radio show joining Paul Finebaum on SEC Network as a simulcast.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tim-brando-reportedly-joining-sec-network.html

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For what it's worth, ESPN Classic does air 1 HSCU game live each yearrand like stories, I would prefer thy do the stories mostly in morning and aftenoons and move some of the exclusive ESPN3content onto TV.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-next-logical-move-is-to-repurpose-espn-classic-to-a-storytelling-channel.html

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Also missing is 8 PM- LSU vs. Houston on ESPN3 in an elimination game.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-june-2-2014.html

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Some college baseball TV corrections. 

Noon- Alabama vs. Kennesaw State- ESPNU

3 PM- Ole Miss vs. Washington- ESPNU

8 PM- Texas A&M vs. Texas on Longhorn Network in addition to ESPNU

11 PM- UC Irvine vs. Oregon State- ESPNU


The 8 PM- Indiana/ Stanford (if necessary) will be on ESPN3, not ESPNU.

Also missing is 8 PM- LSU vs. Houston on ESPN3 in an elimination game.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/late-night-viewing-choices/mondays-viewing-picks-81.html

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Some college baseball TV corrections. 

Noon- Alabama vs. Kennesaw State- ESPNU

3 PM- Ole Miss vs. Washington- ESPNU

8 PM- Texas A&M vs. Texas on Longhorn Network in addition to ESPNU

11 PM- UC Irvine vs. Oregon State- ESPNU


The 8 PM- Indiana/ Stanford (if necessary) will be on ESPN3, not ESPNU.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-june-2-2014.html

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What I wonder is does this mean U-Verse can start airing Sunday Ticket, and in turn does this mean DirecTV will start airing Longhorn Network, SEC Network, and Pac-12,Pac-12 BAY, and Pac-12 LA snce U-Verse has them?

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/directv/att-acquires-directv-for-48-5-billion.html

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@SpringRubber That s correct. It will be Len Kasper & Jim Deshaies on WGN Thursday night, not Harrelson and Steve Stone as listed above

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html

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The Diamondbacks/ Brewers game went with a MLB.TV broadcast that was simulcast on MLB Network instead of producing the game. As a result Bob Uecker and Joe Block were the announcers instead of the previously mentioned Severino & Magrane.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html

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Wenesday's Diamondbacks Brewers game will be a MLB Network production with Paul Severino providing play-by-play and Joe Magrane acting as analyst. This will be the first time MLB Network has produced a game that isn't their feature game in that time slot.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html

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What's interesting to me is that they are going with Ferraro instead of Pierre McGuire.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/doc-emrick-eddie-olczyk-and-nbc-sports-brand-will-be-in-eas-nhl-15.html

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I will only consider this a good move if MLB Network also continues to air MiLB games. If CBS Sports Network's contract is replacing the MLB Network contract, then this is a no gain situation. MLB Network has aired MiLB games, usually from the AAA level, the past two seasons.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Don't forget at 4 PM on NBCSN is the 2014 Varsity Cup Challenge Championship of Rugby between BYU and Cal.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-may-3-2014.html

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I can understand the bad comment about NBC using the Comcast feed for Kings/ Sharks (until Game 7), but here is the fact of the matter. NBCUniversal owns Comcast, so they save money by using the regional feed rather than simulcasting the Canadian broadcast. I can understand not liking it. I myself would rather have no regional feeds being used, but I can understand why NBC does it. they dont want to waste money, and using the CBC crew would cost them more than using employees they already partially own.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@mdtp33 First off I'm going to stop you right there because they said DON'T SHOW YOUR HOME MARKET BIASE, which is exactly what you've done. I could care less about name mispronunciations, and that is your main complaint about Enberg. I think Enberg tends to drag behind because he is trying to tell everything about what a player does, and I think that's the only reason he tends to be behind on the play. Is it unnatural for a play-by-play announcer to do it this way? Yes, but I rate him higher because he tries to keep the fan informed despite whether or not they are able to watch what is going on.

I think that Gwynn tends to be slow to his points and drags into the play-by-play announcers call. When he calls the game, it is always as part of a 3-man team, and I have heard multiple times where Grant starts up analysis only to be cut off by Gwynn. I also don't think an active coach should even be doing analysis, and Gwynn is the coach of San Diego State. It is because Gwynn tends to dilly dally to his points and that he cuts off other announcers that I don't like him as an analyst. Don't try to give me any crap about how I should be lenient because he has overcome cancer. That has nothing to do here or there about how I personally choose to rate an analyst. And you certainly can't say I have a hometown biase with any of my analysis. I've said I think the Mets have the best announce team, but I would say the best announcer currently calling the game is Gary Thorne up in Baltimore. Heck, if I were to rate each announce team, I would have my own hometown teams somewhere in the 10-15 range. Truth be told, I would have the Padres rated lower than that.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-west.html

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Think I'll watch the BYU Sports triple header that's being shown. At 3 PM I'll tune in to Youtube to watch the Varsity Cup Semifinal match between BYU and Navy in rugby.


After that I'll use the DVR feature on BYUtv.org to watch the conclusion of the softball series between Loyola Marymount and BYU that starts at 2 PM and will be shown live on BYUtv.


At 9 PM I'll tune back into BYUtv to watch their live coverage of the MPSF Championship as Stanford plays at BYU with an NCAA Tourney automatic birth on the line. Chances are both of these teams will make the newly expanded 6-team NCAA Men's Volleyball tourney, but the winner here gets the automatic bid and likely gets a bye into the semifinals in Chicago.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/weekend-viewing-choices/saturdays-viewing-picks-39.html

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I'll be watching the BYUtv doubleheader that isn't listed. Loyola Marymount at BYU softball at 2 PM and MPSF Championship volleyball as Stanford plays at BYU at 9 PM.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-april-26-2014.html

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@MattGalvin Sorry, but where on the Earth are you getting TNT from? TNT doesn't carry baseball. They have never carried baseball, outside of select Divisional Games when TBS needed them to air some, and their new contract doesn't give them any games.


ESPN has the right to air a game on any night they choose to, other than Saturday. They have a national contract to carry a game every week on Monday night, Wednesday night, and Sunday night, but their contract allows them to air a game on any night other than Saturday.


MLB Network's contract allows them to choose one to two games a week to air with their own crew on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday night. It also allows them to air a game on any night that ESPN isn't airing a game. 


Fox's contract gives them exclusive coverage on Saturday's that they can air on FOX or Fox Sports 1.


TBS's contract is only for a Game of the Week on Sunday afternoons.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-421-427.html

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