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Posts Tagged ‘Ozzie Guillen’

The SportsNewser Ticker: Ozzie Guillen, MLB Network, Magic/Bird

  • Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended by the team today for positive comments he made about Cuban leader Fidel Castro. As expected, his comments were carried on the local Miami stations, as well as the national sports networks. CNN also carried the presser live, but had to cut away when Guillen started speaking in Spanish. CNN would eventually come back to Guillen’s comments after getting them interpreted. Among the local stations, only the CBS affiliate had a Spanish interpreter, while on ESPN an ESPN Deportes anchor interpreted Guillen’s comments live.
  • Tonight MLB Network launches a new digital channel, MLB Strike Zone. Strike Zone, not unlike the NFL Redzone channel, will offer live look-ins during key moments in games, as well as highlights, on Tuesday and Friday nights during the regular season.
  • Tomorrow Magic/Bird opens on Broadway. The Broadway play follows the unlikely friendship of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. The play also features media personalities as a key plot point. Read more on FishbowlNY here.
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Video: Latest Red Sox-Yankees Ad Featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski

This is the fourth New Era video featuring actors Alec Baldwin, a diehard Yankees fan, and John Krasinski, a loyal Red Sox rooter. Have to say, this is probably the weakest installment to date. The others have ranged from mildly humorous to hysterically funny, but this is just kind of nonsensical and lame. The Sox and Yankees are tied for first in the American League East and open a three-game set tonight in Boston.

Hope Solo on George Lopez Show Tonight

Hope Solo, the goalie for the United States Women’s World Cup soccer team that lost to Japan in the finals, will be a guest on George Lopez‘ TBS show Lopez Tonight this evening at midnight ET. Solo and teammate Abby Wambach appeared on David Letterman Tuesday night, kicking soccer balls at taxi cabs.

Video: Steve Nash Dances After Beating Senior Citizen for Parking Space

Steve Nash is one of the select athletes who’s naturally funny, ala Peyton Manning and Charles Barkley. In this hilarious commercial for the green Toyota Prius, Nash, a committed environmentalist, outmaneuvers a senior citizen for a parking spot and celebrates by dancing.