2024’s baseball season season is upon us! New play-by-players are coming on!

The big move of the offseason is Jason Benetti leaving his TV play-by-play job […]


Ten prodigious voices who leaped into play-by-play instantly and enjoyed a sustained career

Precocious Starters  I’m sure there are more. Yet great leaps right out of the […]


Bob Costas, America’s long time MLB commentator, shares his thoughts on the pitch clock

Checking in with the always principled Bob Costas Baseball generally moves slowly. Yet at […]


Sports and political TV commentary are similar: Mostly Bad! Muckraking, mudslinging and self-censorship

 Cosell was the trail Blazer, yet Costas is the conscience Of TV sportscasters   On […]


Fox’ Super Bowl commentary was trite, yet Bob Costas’ and Chris Berman’s were ear-catching

Since the Super Bowl is actually a made for TV event, featuring a series […]


Vin Scully named 2022 Sportscaster of the Year; He died in August at 94; Other notables also identified

SPORTSCASTER OF YEAR – 2022 Vin Scully is inarguably sports’ best ever voice. He had […]


Halby’s Morsels: Network responses; Larsen’s Perfect Game; Costas; Joe Davis is much better

Ian Eagle and Jim Nantz We’ll start when a long-timer check-in  anonymous pro. “I […]


Bob Costas is unbeatable on baseball, whether on Turner or on MLB Network

Costas’ MLB Call for TBS Like a Norman Rockwell Painting  Tuesday night, New Yorkers […]


Voices who turn 70 in 2022; We’re all getting grayer; For Hubie Brown, 88, he’s amazing and lucky

Hitting age 70 is a milestone. As we get older, our intellectual gifts weaken, some […]


Tony Kubek, 86, a longtime Yankee and NBC MLB broadcaster, lives quietly with family in Wisconsin

A quarter-century ago, network television weekly ferried baseball across the land. Today streaming, cable, and […]


Sports on TV: It seems that winning or losing has become less important than who’s announcing the game

Football Announcers Switching Networks Dominate Coverage Broadcast sports has greatly changed over the years. Networks, […]


Cosell said he told it like it is; But Bob Costas was really the Ed Murrow of his day!

There’s an old adage: Money talks. And recently there has been outsized coverage about […]