ESPN Announces Coverage Details For 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Gillette Home Run Derby

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

Good news for baseball fans. Fans that won’t be able to catch next week’s MLB All-Star Game on television will still be able to catch the game on the radio thanks to ESPN.

ESPN Radio will carry this year’s MLB All-Star Game live next Tuesday, July 15th. This year’s broadcast marks the network’s seventeenth consecutive year of broadcasting Major League Baseball’s “Mid-Summer Classic.” ESPN Radio’s coverage of this year’s All-Star game begins Tuesday evening at 7pm ET. ESPN Radio’s Sunday Night Baseball duo of Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will have the call. They will be joined by on-site studio host Marc Kestecher and reporters Peter Pascarelli and Tim Kurkjian.

Along with its broadcast on ESPN Radio, the MLB All-Star Game will also be broadcast live on ESPN Deportes Radio. Jose Francisco Rivera, Renato Bermudez, Armando Talavera, Marly Rivera, and Eduardo Ortega will be on hand for ESPN Deportes Radio’s coverage of the game.

ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio will simulcast the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby Monday, July 14th at 8pm ET. The Home Run Derby will be broadcast live from Target Field in Minneapolis. ESPN’s Chris Berman will anchor the broadcast. He will be joined by ESPN MLB analyst Jon Kruk, and reporters Buster Olney and Pedro Gomez. This year marks the twenty-second consecutive year that ESPN will have carried the MLB Home Run Derby.

ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio’s coverage of this year’s All-Star game festivities is just part of the networks’ coverage this year. ESPN recently announced that along with its networks’ coverage of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby and the 2014 All-Star Game, the Worldwide Leader in Sports will also televise the 2014 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Monday, July 14th immediately after the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby. Commentary for the game will be provided by SportsCenter’s John Anderson, analyst Aaron Boone, and reporter Tim Kurkjian. The full roster for both the Legends and Celebrities is available online now at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2014/sunday_legends.jsp.

Mike & Mike in the Morning will carry bonus coverage of this year’s MLB All-Star festivities both Monday and Tuesday, July 14th and 15th live from Kieran’s in Minneapolis. “Greeny” and Golic will also call all of the action over the Target PA system for those in attendance Monday at the Gillette Home Run Derby.

More information on the ESPN family of networks’ of this year’s All-Star Game and Home Run Derby is available online at http://espn.go.com/mlb. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

ESPN, Mike & Mike Want Listeners To “Say Hi” To The Mikes

Say Hi To The Mikes

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ESPN Radio and the Mike & Mike show have launched a very special new contest for listeners.  The “Say Hey to the Mikes” contest gives fans the chance to visit ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut and even an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii.  All fans have to do is listen to Mike & Mike every day for the “winning word or phrase” to cue them to enter.  When listeners hear the “winning word or phrase” they just have to call, text, tweet, or go online to http://www.espnradio.com to register with that day’s winning word or phrase.  One person with the correct “winning word” will be chosen at random each day.  And at the end of each week during the contest’s run, one person will be named the weekly winner.  That person will qualify for a trip to ESPN’s headquarters at Bristol, CT on December 4th, 2013.  To sweeten the deal, the winner of that contest will even get to appear on the Mike & Mike Show.  And during that broadcast, one lucky person will be announced as the winner of the all-expense paid trip for four to Hawaii from January 24th – 29th, 2014.

The contest kicked off Monday, October 7th and runs through Friday, November 15th.  The daily “winning word” will be announced every day on the Mike & Mike Show.  Listeners can enter to win by calling 855-ESPN-WIN, texting 777000, or by going online to http://www.espnradio.com/SayHiToTheMikes.  Fans can even enter via Twitter.  Any fan that tweets  #AlohaMikes throughout the contest will be entered for a chance at one of three weekly prize packs.  Those prize packs include a t-shirt and baseball cap.

Audiences can catch Mike & Mike every Monday – Friday from 6am ET – 10am ET on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, ESPN2, and via mobile internet on the ESPN Radio app.  More information on this contest and all things Mike & Mike is available online at http://www.facebook.com/ESPNMikeandMike, http://www.espnradio.com/mikeandmike, and http://twitter.com/mikeandmike.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.