As if winning the World Series MVP wasn’t enough, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is becoming a producer of his own MTV television show.
NEW YORK — Before Major League Baseball‘s All-Star game airs, sports fans will get to hear another all-star in action: Brad Pitt. The Oscar-nominated actor is narrating an opening segment of the 82nd All-Star Game, airing Tuesday night on Fox. MLB says in a statement Pitt and the segment will celebrate baseball stars from the past […]
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO will broadcast a documentary about Derek Jeter’s pursuit of career hit No. 3,000. Major League Baseball Productions is following the Yankees captain for a one-hour special called “Derek Jeter 3K.” The network said Tuesday that Jeter agreed to let camera crews follow him at home and while he was rehabilitating […]
Move over Tiger Woods, it looks like some cheating major league baseball players are about to see their groupies on TV, thanks to a new reality show in the works. RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that casting in now taking place for a show about “Baseball Annies,” slang for women who stop at nothing to hook […]
NEW YORK — Filmmaker Ken Burns is wading into baseball’s steroids era for a postscript to his 1994 PBS documentary about the sport. The nine-part 1994 series ‘Baseball‘ was a refuge for fans during a year the sport was shut down for a strike. PBS says Burns is following it up with ‘The Tenth Inning,’ a […]
NEW YORK — Pioneering sports broadcaster Chester R. Simmons, who served as president of ESPN during the company’s launch in 1979, has died. He was 81. Simmons’ family said he died in Atlanta on Thursday. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Simmons began in broadcasting in 1957 with Sports Programs, Inc., which became ABC Sports. […]