FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
Pujols & Ramirez Provide Power For FOX’s SATURDAY GAME OF THE WEEK
NASCAR on FOX Goes Full Throttle in Texas
Darrell Waltrip Is Not Surprised to See Kasey Kahne Move To Hendrick Motorsports
Glazer: McDaniels Made A Mistake Letting Marshall Go
TWO OF THE GAME’S BEST RIGHT-HANDED HITTERS OF ALL-TIME TAKE CENTER STAGE Week two of the MLB on FOX schedule takes FOX Sports to St. Louis to witness one of baseball’s greatest sluggers, Albert Pujols. On Saturday, April 17 at 4:00 PM ET, Pujols leads the Red Birds in a clash with the Mets. Out West, one of the game’s greatest rivalries renews when Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers welcome Tim Lincecum and the Giants to Chavez Ravine. A pair of AL Central foes meet in Cleveland as Grady Sizemore and the Indians host Ozzie Guillen’s White Sox. This week, the pregame show originates live from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins analyst Eric Karros to handle play-by-play duties.
GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST COV.
New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver 61%
& Ken Rosenthal
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: Johan Santana, LHP (1-1, 4.91 ERA) vs. Jaime Garcia, LHP (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Dick Stockton & Mark Grace 22%
Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle
Probable Pitchers: Tim Lincecum, RHP (2-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. TBA
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Chris Rose & Eric Karros 16%
Progressive Field – Cleveland, OH
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Detroit, Minneapolis
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. Jake Westbrook, RHP (0-1, 7.45 ERA)
NASCAR ON FOX EXPECTS BIG RACING IN TEXAS – After a Saturday night special, FOX Sports drops the green flag under sunshine on Sunday, April 18 (2:00 PM ET) for NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Texas. With many of the Sprint Cup leaders; Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards having experienced success at Texas Motor Speedway, this week expects to bring a lot of close, exciting action and features the return of the rear spoiler. Last week’s winner at Phoenix, Ryan Newman, has also had his fair share of success at TMS and looks to carry that momentum into this weekend’s race.
Coverage starts with FOX NASCAR SUNDAY host Chris Myers, along with analysts Waltrip and Jeff Hammond from the Hollywood Hotel, FOX Sports’ traveling prerace set providing up-to-the-minute reports and live interviews with drivers, crewmen and officials shaping the day’s action. Once the green flag drops, race announcer Mike Joy will be alongside analysts Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to call all the twists and turns on the track while Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for up-to-the-second news and notes.
DW: NO SURPRISE KASEY KAHNE IS MOVING ON – This week, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne announced his move from Richard Petty Motorsports to Hendrick Motorsports beginning in 2012 and NASCAR on FOX analyst Darrell Waltrip, believes Kahne made the right choice to move on. “I have known for quite some time that Kasey has been unhappy with the way things have been going over at Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Waltrip. “There are two things a driver wants and needs to be successful. He needs security in the owner and the organization and he needs to believe he can win a championship there.” According to DW there is no better place for Kahne. “He needs to be some place with considerably more security and what better place to land than with the best car owner in the sport right now, Rick Hendrick.”
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Date Event Coverage Begins
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING FROM TEXAS 2:00 PM ET
GLAZER ON MARSHALL TRADE: “GUYS LIKE MARSHALL DON’T GROW ON TREES; McDANIELS GOT THIS ONE WRONG” – The Dolphins landed a whopper in Brandon Marshall, and FOXSports.com’s Jay Glazer says the Broncos will miss the one who got away. “In my opinion, Josh McDaniels got this one wrong,” said Glazer. “It’s fine when he wants to trade away Jay Cutler, but you need guys on your team. Every team has a guy or two where they’re troubled but they’re a superstar for the team and the key for a good head coach is to figure out a way to get that guy to buy into your program and to really grow up under your tutelage. A perfect example is what Panthers head coach John Fox did with Steve Smith and Kris Jenkins from the New York Jets is another example. You have to get those guys under wraps and really to buy into your program because they’re just too valuable. Guys like Brandon Marshall don’t grow on trees and it’s a great pickup for the Miami Dolphins.”
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