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Joe Posnanski Eulogizes Kansas City Legend

Blogging Ellie nominee Joe Posnanski is back with writes a wonderful tribute to Kansas City icon Bill Grigsby who passed away over the weekend. Grigsby’s departure won’t garner nearly the attention of Duke Snider‘s, but the scribe frames his life with perfect eloquence.

Bill Grigsby was an announcer. He was also a salesman. He was a promoter. He was a storyteller. He was a businessman. He was a bar owner. He was an insurance salesman. He was a pool hustler. He was a job recruiter. He was a guy who worked for the Kansas City A’s in the years when they were dreadful and largely irrelevant – this would cover all the years of the Kansas City A’s – and when people would call the office to ask what time the game started, he would reply: “What time can you get here?”

One of the things that makes Joe Poz so good is the joy he’s able to convey in his writing. Clearly, he learned a bit from watching Grigsby attack life.

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Another Solid Night For MLB Postseason Ratings

Game 5 of the American League Champion Series drew a 4.1 U.S. household rating and 6.1 million viewers as postseason coverage on TBS continues to shows solid growth.

TBS is averaging a 4.8 US household rating and more than 7.6 million viewers, the best LCS viewership ever on the network through five games.

Rangers-Yankees delivered a 12.9 rating in the New York market and a 18.4 rating in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

In the nightcap, Game 4 of the National League Champion Series between San Francisco and Philadelphia recorded a 6.6 overnight rating on Fox. Read more

NBA Game Time Coming To Google TV

Television geeks everywhere are waiting for the highly anticipated Google TV.

But what’s in it for sports fans?

The new device, which merges the Internet with your television viewing, has lacked the big-name television and sports partners.

Currently the NBA is the only sports league that has signed on for an app, just in time for the upcoming season.

The NBA Game Time application for Google TV will allow fans to follow NBA games in progress with a real-time scoreboard, watch on-demand video highlights optimized for an HD viewing experience, and check the latest league standings and statistics. Read more

The SportsNewser Interview: Ian Eagle

Few play-by-play men are as versatile as Ian Eagle. The sportscaster is the voice of NFL and NCAA mens basketball games on CBS, and has also called US Open tennis matches and PGA golf for the broadcast network.

For the upcoming season, CBS is pairing Eagle with analyst Dan Fouts in the broadcast booth.

SportsNewser spoke to Eagle at an NFL on CBS press event earlier this week about his new broadcast partner, and how being a sportscaster has evolved over the last decade.

SportsNewser: Are you looking forward to working with Dan Fouts in the broadcast booth?

Ian Eagle: Every analyst I have worked I have learned something new from them. Mark May, when I originally came to CBS in 1998, Solomon Wilcots, who I worked with for eight years, so I had the offensive lineman, the safety, then I worked with Rich Gannon so I had the quarterback perspective, and now with Dan Fouts a new perspective as well. I am really excited. He is a hall of famer, and the man has an impressive beard, there are a lot of positives there. I can’t grow a beard, so I respect that. The reality, in all seriousness, is that now more than ever you are judged as a team. Fans will say, ‘I like these guys’ or ‘I don’t like these guys.’ Being in sync and building that chemistry, which I think with Dan will build very quickly.

Are there any matchups or games you are looking forward to in particular this season?

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