Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hurray For Dan Baker

Speaking of the Phil-lays, public address announcer Dan Baker is celebrating his 40th year with the team!


CSN Phil-lays Playoff Coverage

From Comcast SportsNet:

PHILADELPHIA – (September 29, 2011) – Comcast SportsNet, the region’s leading source for local sports coverage, is the home of the most comprehensive Phillies post season coverage with in-depth coverage on-air and online. Throughout the Phillies 2011 postseason run, Comcast SportsNet will provide extended Phillies coverage, including “Phillies Pregame Live” and “Phillies Postgame Live” for every postseason game. Both programs will feature highlights, exclusive interviews with players and managers, plus expert analysis from former Phillies Ricky Bottalico and Chris Coste and former MLBer Ben Davis.


“Leslie Gudel , Marshall Harris,’s Jim Salisbury and John Gonzalez will cover every Phillies game and e a part of playoff editions of “Daily News Live” , “SportsNite” and “Road to A Ring” playoff specials.


Comcast SportsNet’s game-day coverage of the Phillies-Cardinals series begins on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with “Phillies Pregame Live” from Citizens Bank Park. Michael Barkann will host with Ricky Bottalico and Chris Coste providing analysis. Ben Davis will host a live online chat at during both Phillies games this weekend. The schedule for the first two games of the Phillies-Cardinals series is below.


Saturday, October 1

4:30 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live from Citizen Bank Park

5 p.m. Ben Davis live chat on

6 p.m. SportsNite

8:15 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live

10 p.m. SportsNite

1 a.m. SportsRise


Sunday, October 2

6 p.m. SportsNite

6:30 p.m. Full Contact

7 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live from Citizens Bank Park

8 p.m. Ben Davis live chat on

10 p.m. SportsNite

11:15 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live

1 a.m. SportsRise


Road To A Ring

The half-hour show will air on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Marshall Harris. He’ll be joined by Chris Coste and John Gonzalez. “Road To A Ring” will preview the Phillies vaunted pitching staff going head-to-head with baseball’s most feared hitter, Albert Pujols. Leslie Gudel will also sit down with 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels as he tries to help the Phillies to their 2nd title in 4 years. We’ll have video breakdowns of the Phils’ advantages and disadvantages in this series and predictions for the series. “Road To A Ring” will replay on Friday, September 30 at 10:30 p.m.

Throughout the Phillies postseason, will cover the team both at home and on the road with exclusive reports from Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury and columnist John Gonzalez, plus live game chats and live in-game features. Each game, Salisbury will have game previews, post-game recaps and exclusive interviews with players, managers and front office personnel. In addition, will have “In-Game Live” where viewers can track each Phillies postseason game through box scores, play-by-plays and stats. Throughout the postseason, fans can chat online during every Phillies postseason game.


Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of the NBC Sports Group, is the leading regional sports network reaching over three million viewers in and around Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia provides local sports fans with the most sports coverage including more than 250 live game broadcasts of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, plus NCAA coverage, as well as Emmy Award-winning sports news and analysis. Visit for more information.


Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see

Reggie White & Jerome Brown Special

Reggie White & Jerome Brown: A Football Life airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on The NFL Network.


Eagles Announcers

Jim Mora and Ron Pitts will handle the 49ers-Eagles game for Fox on Sunday.

New Season So Far

Here’s what I’ve been watching so far:

Dancing With The Stars (love Tom Bergeron)
Revenge with Emily Van Camp from Brothers and Sisters
Desperate Housewives
The Good Wife
Family Guy
2 Broke Girls

Two and a Half Men
The X Factor
The Office

The Twitter Bunch

Here’s a cute post about how The Brady Bunch would’ve handled Twitter.

Sunday Night!

Totally psyched for season premieres of Family Guy, Desperate Housewives, and The Good Wife tonight.

I will miss Brothers and Sisters, but was glad to learn that reruns will air on SoapNet.