FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
Yanks Invade Dodgertown on FOX Saturday Prime Time Baseball Game of the Week
McCarver: Torre’s Success with Dodgers Shows Growth as Manager
CHAMPS RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD IN PRIME TIME – For the first time in six years, Derek Jeter and the Yankees return to Chavez Ravine to take on Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers on Saturday, June 26 at 7:00 PM ET. In Chicago, it’s another Midwest battle royale as Paul Konerko and the White Sox welcome Alfonso Soriano to the South Side. Also, the resurgent Red Sox, led by a reignited offense travel to the Bay Area to face Giants’ lefty Jonathan Sanchez. This week, the pregame show originates live from the FOX Sports studio in Los Angeles with host Chris Rose and analyst Kevin Millar.
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GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST COV.
New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver 74%
& Ken Rosenthal
Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia, LHP (8-3, 3.68 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (6-5, 3.06 ERA)
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox Kenny Albert & Mark Grace 16%
U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago, IL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis
Probable Pitchers: Carlos Zambrano, RHP (3-5, 5.10 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia, RHP (8-3, 4.85 ERA)
Boston Red Sox at San Francisco Giants Dick Stockton & Eric Karros 9%
AT&T Park – San Francisco, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Boston, Providence, Sacramento, San Francisco
Probable Pitchers: Tim Wakefield, RHP (2-5, 5.33 ERA) vs. Jonathan Sanchez, LHP (5-5, 2.90 ERA)
MCCARVER: TORRE’S SUCCESS WITH DODGERS SHOWS GROWTH AS MANAGER – This weekend, Joe Torre welcomes the franchise that established his future Hall of Fame managerial career to his new home field when the Dodgers host the Yankees. MLB on FOX lead analyst Tim McCarver calls this Saturday’s historic clash with Joe Buck, and looks back on the development and evolution from his early days wearing the skipper’s cap. “Not many people thought Torre would have the immediate success in Los Angeles that he did. Everybody considered Joe ‘a winner’ but few predicted that he’d be in the playoffs twice in his first two years. It’s further indication of how good of a manager he has become. He’s making the decisions the same way he always did but his confidence level is the biggest difference between Joe Torre now and Joe Torre when he managed the Cardinals, Braves and Mets.”
ROSENTHAL: DODGERS NOT FAR FROM SURGE BUT ECONOMICS MIGHT BE BIGGEST OPPONENT – MLB on FOX Insider and FOXSports.com senior columnist Ken Rosenthal examines where the Dodgers need help to make a run in the West and the likelihood they’ll add the pieces they lack. “The Dodgers are only three games out in the West and I love their lineup when Rafael Furcal is healthy. The problem is their starting pitching. It simply isn’t deep enough, particularly with Chad Billingsley on the disabled list. In theory, the Dodgers should be major players for a top of the rotation starter at deadline, whether it’s Cliff Lee or Roy Oswalt but I doubt they will get either due to payroll concerns under owner Frank McCourt.”
WORLD BEST SKATEBOARDERS BATTLE FOR MALOOF MONEY CUP SUNDAY ON FOX – FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, presents the 2010 Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans during its thrilling New York City stop in a one-hour special on FOX Sports. On Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 PM ET, this action-packed one-hour wrap-up of the Maloof Money Cup featuring event highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the world’s best skateboarders, giving audiences an entirely new look at the epic contest.
EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX ROLLS ONTO FOX SUNDAY – The European Grand Prix comes to FOX on Sunday, June 27 (12:00 PM ET) from Valencia, Spain. Current points leader Lewis Hamilton looks to defend his post against the best drivers in Formula 1 racing. Twisting through the America’s Cup port, the Juan Carlos I marina, Valencia is a relatively long track that consists of 25 turns, most of which are sweeping corners that give the circuit a fast and flowing nature.
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL OFFERS ALL-ACCESS ‘TICKET TO SOUTH AFRICA’ – Daily at 5:00 PM ET, Ticket to South Africa on Fox Soccer Channel offers viewers in-depth FIFA World Cup™ news and analysis from experts Andy Gray, Christopher Sullivan and Warren Barton. The one-hour show is hosted by Richard Keys of Great Britain’s Sky Sports, with Nick Webster reporting live from South Africa. Fans can voice their opinions live on-air by calling 866-FOX-FANS or texting to 32369. On Sunday, June 20, Gray said this about players’ wives and girlfriends potentially being a distraction during the World Cup: “I relate to all the people in the Armed Forces who have to spend months and years away from their loved ones and families, without a complaint or a moan. So I don’t get that footballers can’t go for four weeks to try and win the biggest tournament in the world and make themselves legends, without having their wives there on a daily basis.”
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