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Ernie Johnson Looks To Rebound In ALCS

Brace yourself, Yankee fans.

TBS announcer Ernie Johnson will be the calling play-by-play for the entire American League Championship Series, starting with Game 1 on Friday night.

The Inside The NBA host, who also called Atlanta Braves games this season on Peachtree TV, has taken an e-beating during his playoff telecasts.

Don’t believe me?

Search Ernie’s name on Twitter during Game 1.

While Johnson isn’t Vin Scully (and really, who is?), he’s still an upgrade over Chip Caray, the Brooks Conrad of announcers during last year’s playoffs.

And considering your Plan B is listening to John Sterling on the radio, I don’t want to hear Yankee fans complaining.

Below are the broadcasters for the American and National League Championship Series:

American League Championship Series

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers (all games on TBS/ESPN Radio)

Fri., October 15 – Game 1, New York Yankees at Texas, 8 p.m.
Sat., October 16 – Game 2, New York Yankees at Texas, 4 p.m.
Mon., October 18 – Game 3, Texas at New York Yankees, 8 p.m.
Tue., October 19 – Game 4, Texas at New York Yankees, 8 p.m.
Wed., October 20 – Game 5, Texas at New York Yankees, 4 p.m. (if necessary)
Fri., October 22 – Game 6, New York Yankees at Texas, 8 p.m. (if necessary)
Sat., October 23 – Game 7, New York Yankees at Texas, 8 p.m. (if necessary)

TBS – Ernie Johnson, Jr. (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts), Craig Sager (reporter)
ESPN Radio – Jon Miller (play-by-play), Joe Morgan (analyst)

National League Championship Series

San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies (all games on Fox/ESPN Radio)

Sat., October 16 – Game 1, San Francisco at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
Sun., October 17 – Game 2, San Francisco at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
Tue., October 19 – Game 3, Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4 p.m.
Wed., October 20 – Game 4, Philadelphia at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
Thu., October 21 – Game 5, Philadelphia at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (if necessary)
Sat., October 23 – Game 6, San Francisco at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. (if necessary)
Sun., October 24 – Game 7, San Francisco at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (if necessary)

Fox – Joe Buck (play-by-play), Tim McCarver (analyst), Chris Myers and Chris Rose (reporters)
ESPN Radio – Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Dave Campbell (analyst)

(all times Eastern)

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