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MLB Announces 2011 Postseason Schedule

For the first time since the 1915 World Series, the Major League Baseball postseason will be begin on a Friday (Sept. 30). Both American League Division Series start that day, with the National League set to kick off on Saturday.

All division series games are airing on TBS and its sister stations (like TNT) if necessary.

The American League Championship Series (on Fox) will begin Oct. 8., and the National League Championship Series (on TBS) begins the following day.

Game One of the World Series (also on Fox) is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, with Game 7 (if necessary) set for Oct. 27, which is earlier than in past years.

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BCS Bowl Game Ratings Down Compared To Last Year

Michael Hiestand of USA Today took a closer look at the BCS ratings on ESPN – and they weren’t as impressive as you might think.

“ESPN’s Auburn-Oregon title game Monday drew 15.3% of U.S. TV households – down 11% from last year’s Alabama-Texas game and the lowest title game rating in six years. This followed notable drops for ESPN’s other BCS games, which this season aired on cable TV for the first time: The Oklahoma-Connecticut Fiesta Bowl fell 30%, followed by the Stanford-Virginia Tech Orange Bowl (off 22%) and TCU-Wisconsin Rose Bowl (off 14%). Only Ohio State-Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl was up (+25%).” Read more

Ron Franklin Fired From ESPN After Derogatory Comments Towards Jeannine Edwards

ESPN has fired announcer Ron Franklin according to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

“Based on what occurred last Friday, we have ended our relationship with him,” ESPN said in a statement.

Franklin was pulled from last Friday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl broadcast after making derogatory comments towards colleague Jeannine Edwards.

In a statement yesterday, Franklin apologized for his comments. “I said some things I shouldn’t have and am sorry,” Franklin said. “I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl.”