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MLB.com Writers Robbed Outside Great American Ball Park

Barry Bloom and Thomas Harding of MLB.com were robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning outside Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

A young man dressed in red stole $500 in cash from Bloom and $100 from Harding, along with credit cards.

“I thought the guy was a fan as he approached, but he said, ‘We can do this the easy way or the hard way,’” Bloom told Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy. “I started to walk away and he began yelling at me and pulled this big gun that looked like a Glock. He said, ‘Put your wallets on the ground.’ We did and he picked them up and ran off.”

Who carries $500 in their wallet, let alone when they are at work? That robber hit the meda jackpot.

If someone robbed me, they would be lucky to get $20 from me.

 

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Video: Under Armour's Latest Advertising Campaign

Under Armour rolled out their largest footwear advertising campaign to-date this week, entitled “Footsteps.”

According to the sports apparel giant, “the soon-to-be-released footwear line embraces the Brand’s performance DNA and infuses proprietary apparel technology into every shoe to help athletes perform their best.” Peter Berg of Friday Night Lights fame worked with Under Armour on the new commercial.

“The campaign marks an unprecedented step forward for Under Armour footwear, bringing together the highest caliber of talent on both sides of the camera to tell the story of our state-of-the-art performance footwear,” said Steve Battista, senior vice president, Brand, Under Armour. “We’ve captured athletes in their authentic training environment, showcasing Under Armour’s commitment to performance and innovation in a voice that is unique to the Brand. Our new line of footwear is helping athletes create footsteps, not just hear them.”

Above is the commercial that features Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Georges St-Pierre, among others.

Yankees-Red Sox Deliver Strong Ratings On MLB, FOX

We found out yesterday that Sunday Night Baseball featuring the New York Yankees taking on the Boston Red Sox delivered strong ratings for ESPN.

Now comes word from Major League Baseball that Yankees-Red Sox delivered strong ratings for FOX Sports and MLB Network as well.

Saturday’s afternoon game was the most watched non-prime regular season MLB telecast on FOX in more than three years with 4.10 million average viewers. For the season, FOX Saturday Baseball is averaging 2.97 million viewers, up 5 percent compared to last year’s 2.83 million viewers after 19 weeks.

On Friday night, the MLB Network telecast of Yankees-Res Sox was the network’s highest-rated game of the season with an average of 563,000 viewers. It was second all-time behind last year’s MLB debut of Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Nationals.

 

 

Spero Dedes Officially Hired As NY Knicks Radio Voice

Despite getting arrested 4th of July weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated, Spero Dedes was formally introduced as the radio voice of the New York Knicks, according to the New York Post.

“Spero is one of the top play-by-play announcers in the country, and we’re excited that he is returning home to New York and joining MSG Networks,” said Dan Ronayne, MSG executive vice president.

Dedes will also back up MSG play-by-play announcer Mike Breen.

“I can remember walking into the Garden for my first Knicks game as a teenager and feeling the magic of the place,” said Dedes, who was the radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’ve been in love with this franchise ever since. When I was a broadcast student at Fordham all I dreamt about was what it would feel like to be a Knicks announcer and now it’s become reality. I’m truly humbled by this opportunity, and having my family close to me again means a great deal.”

 

Having Jack Edwards Withdrawal? Here You Go

Jack. Edwards. Soundboard.

That is all.

[H/T Ken Fang]

 

Mike "Doc" Emrick Elected To U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame

NHL play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick was selected to enter the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Monday, along with Chris Chelios, Gary Suter, Keith Tkachuk and Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider.

All five will be inducted this fall in Chicago, though a time and date haven’t been announced yet.

Last month, Emrick announced he was leaving his role as the voice of the New Jersey Devils for a full-time gig with NBC/Versus.

 

 

WWE Tough Enough Coming To USA In April

The USA Network has ordered 10 episodes of WWE Tough Enough, a non-scripted series featuring 12 individuals looking to become the next WWE superstar.

WWE Tough Enough will premiere on April 4 at 11 p.m. ET, the night after Wrestlemania XXVII and immediately following  WWE Monday Night Raw. The following week, it will move to its regular time slot of 8 p.m. ET on Monday nights. Read more