Following are highlights from this week’s Major League Baseball coverage on ESPN:
ESPN Reporting Identity of Manny Ramirez’s Miami Doctor and DEA Investigation
ESPN reporters Amy K. Nelson and T.J. Quinn have filed this story with sources revealing the identity of Manny Ramirez’s Miami doctor and disclosing a DEA investigation.
ESPN Chronicles Manny Ramirez’s Return with Live Cut-Ins & Analysis
ESPN provided comprehensive coverage of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez
in his return with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (June 23), including live cut-ins to each at bat on ESPNEWS, a Baseball Tonight update during College World Series coverage on ESPN, and analysis during Baseball Tonight.
Phone Interview with Donald Fehr on Baseball Tonight
ESPN Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech conducted a phone interview with Donald Fehr, the evening of his announcement Monday, June 22, he was retiring as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
ESPN’s 20th Year All-Star Team Voting Intensifies
ESPN continues to celebrate 20 seasons of MLB coverage with fan voting determining a 20th Year
All-Star Team. ESPN viewers have voted throughout the first half of the season to narrow the list of 10 candidates per position down to three finalists in each category. This week, the fan vote will determine the best manager in the game over the past 20 years. The winner – Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa or Joe Torre – will be announced during Sunday Night Baseball June 28. Next week’s vote will determine the best right-handed pitcher over the previous 20 seasons.
Baseball Tonight On Site from Citi Field
ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, with host Karl Ravech and analysts Peter Gammons, John Kruk and Dave Winfield, will originate from Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, at 7 p.m. The show will precede Sunday Night Baseball – New York Yankees vs. Mets – at 8 p.m.