Although this year's American League Championship Series represents the two smallest market sizes in history, according to TBS, the Game 1 matchup Friday averaged 5.92 million total viewers for the network.
The TBS telecast got off to about as bad a start imaginable Friday night when the first American League Championship Series game had to be delayed for almost two minutes because of the channel¿s pregame show.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has arrived at the American League Championship Series bathed in the affection of both his team and his public, his managerial acumen seemingly above reproach. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has arrived at the same place at the same time, yet his managerial IQ has been questioned so much during this postseason, you¿d think he steered his team into an iceberg.
Former Mets pitcher Ron Darling will be part of a three-man broadcast booth anchored by play-by-play man Ernie Johnson and former Oriole great Cal Ripken Jr. during the American League Championship Series.
An average audience of 4 million watched the Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on cable channel TBS Thursday night. That was up by 54 percent over the audience for a comparable league division series last year.
Eddie Murray was honored by Ripken and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, along with Japanese baseball legend Sachio Kinugasa and New Jersey high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr.
Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. remains open to the idea of getting back into Major League Baseball in some capacity, but he said Thursday morning in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that he is by no means lobbying for any job, managerial or otherwise.
Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. continued to make the point that he is interested in managing, in a radio interview Thursday morning, but it is clear that Ripken won't go so far as to announce any interest in the Washington Nationals' vacancy.
When Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday, changing momentum in Game 4 of the American League Division between Detroit and Oakland, a lot of Orioles fans were surely taken back to 1996.
Cal Ripken Jr. stopped by The Baltimore Sun as part of the promotional tour for his third children's novel, "Wild Pitch," which came out Monday. Ripken sat down for a quick Q&A touching on the O's, his color commentary, the late Earl Weaver and his son Ryan.
George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii.
The pastor of a church whose flock works with some of Anne Arundel County's poorest residents and a longtime civil rights activist will be the keynote speakers at upcoming events in the county honoring the work of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The TBS team of Ernie Johnson, Cal Ripken and John Smoltz was outstanding. Johnson, the play by play guy, sets a table as well as anyone this side of Al Michaels. And he was superb all series long at drawing the best out of Ripken and Smoltz, who provided original and insightful analysis.
The big news coming before Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon was that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had benched their most expensive player, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, due to Rodriguez's continued struggles at the plate. Orioles manager Buck Showalter, however, took the move in stride.
Forget talk about the O's being on MLB channel Wednesday. The Orioles are on TBS in prime time, though the exact time could change from the scheduled 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., depending on whether or not a series ends today.
Orioles manager was interviewed from the dugout during the TBS broadcast and shared his thoughts on J.J. Hardy being deked by Alex Rodriguez at third base in the third inning of Game 2 on Monday night.