Your College World Series Announcing Schedule (Now With More O.A.R.!)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I know how kindly you all responded to the Softball schedule which is why I've decided to put up the College Baseball World Series announcing schedule as well. Unlike the Softball set of games ESPN has decided to throw a cavalcade of announcers at this College Championship and even add a theme song!

"The single This Town from popular band O.A.R.’s new album All Sides (released July 15) will be utilized throughout the coverage."
Yes! Actually I'm not even going to make fun of that one because A) A ton of you College whippersnappers love the band and B) Anything other than 3 Doors Down on ESPN these days is fine by me. Here are your teams and while I was enjoying the recent absence of Mike "I Wonder What Britney's Doing" Patrick, I'm ready for him to come back and give us some more "Deep Thoughts". Add Erin Andrews, Sean McDonough, Karl Ravech, a wily Barry Larkin, and Robin Ventura....and we're looking at a fun week or so.

Here's the schedule.....

Sat., 6/14

2 p.m.- Stanford vs. Florida State: Sean McDonough, Robin Ventura and Kyle Peterson (ESPN)
7 p.m.- Georgia vs. Miami: Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser and Erin Andrews (ESPN)

Sun., 6/15
2 p.m.- Fresno State vs. Rice: Karl Ravech, Ventura and Andrews (ESPN)
7 p.m.- LSU vs. North Carolina: McDonough, Barry Larkin and Peterson (ESPN2)

Mon., 6/16

2 p.m.- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2: Ravech and Ventura (ESPN2)
7 p.m.- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2: Patrick, Hershiser and Andrews (ESPN2)

Tue., 6/17

2 p.m.- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4: Ravech and Ventura (ESPN2)
7 p.m.- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4: McDonough, Larkin and Peterson (ESPN2)

Wed., 6/18

7 p.m.- Loser Game 6 vs. Winner Game 5: Patrick, Hershiser and Andrews (ESPN2)

Thu., 6/19

7 p.m.- Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 7: McDonough, Larkin and Peterson

Fri., 6/20

2 p.m.- Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6: Patrick, Hershiser and Andrews (ESPN2)
7 p.m.- Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8: McDonough, Larkin and Peterson (ESPN)

Sat., 6/21

2 p.m.- If necessary: Patrick, Hershiser and Andrews (ESPN2)
7 p.m.- If necessary: McDonough, Larkin and Peterson (ESPN)

Mon., 6/23

7 p.m.- Series Final: Patrick, Hershiser, Andrews and Peterson (ESPN2)

Tue., 6/24

7 p.m.- Series Final: Patrick, Hershiser, Andrews and Peterson (ESPN)

Wed., 6/25

7 p.m.- Series Final: Patrick, Hershiser, Andrews and Peterson (ESPN)

10 Comments:

The good: Sean McDonough, Erin Andrews, Orel Hershiser.

The bad: Mike Patrick (like I have to go into this). Karl Ravech (since when the fuck does he do PBP, i'm tired of them taking studio guys to do PBP they're all terrible sans Chris Fowler on football). Demoting Kyle Peterson to dugouts whenever he's like one of eight people in the country who follows the sport year round.

Verdict: Blah.

Anonymous said...
Jun 11, 2008, 12:12:00 PM  

AA, aren't you forgetting your college football standard of bolding Erin Andrews' appearances. This same approach would be much appreciated for this post as well.

Anonymous said...
Jun 11, 2008, 12:21:00 PM  
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Frank Tormey said...
Jun 11, 2008, 12:25:00 PM  

Anytime you put Oral and Erin Andrews together, I'm watching!

Oh, it's Orel Hershiser? Nevermind.

Torms said...
Jun 11, 2008, 12:28:00 PM  

My fault Anon....I will continue to do so for all schedules she's involved in.

Jun 11, 2008, 12:28:00 PM  

Needs more staged intrasquad fights.

Anonymous said...
Jun 11, 2008, 1:59:00 PM  

I second first anon with my displeasure of Mike Patrick doing more games than Sean McDonough.

PlayoffBeard said...
Jun 11, 2008, 3:17:00 PM  

Ravech did some PbP during Little League World Series regionals last year as well as the consolation game, if my memory serves me correctly. In my opinion, he wasn't impressive at all.

Anonymous said...
Jun 11, 2008, 4:48:00 PM  

McDonough got screwed, best baseball announcer ESPN has and they barely use him. He should have the championship round not Mike Patrick.

Steve M said...
Jun 11, 2008, 8:58:00 PM   Apr 19, 2009, 9:05:00 AM  

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