10/01/08 9:30 AM ET
TBS offering unique October coverage
Hot Corner returns with enhanced streaming capabilities
By Tim Ott / MLB.com
For the second straight season, TBS will provide in-depth television coverage and expert analysis of every big hit and strikeout during the American and National League Division Series, as well as the American League Championship Series.
TBS and MLB.com will also be there for the online viewer with enhanced streaming options for game action and behind-the-scenes footage with the TBS Hot Corner.
During all Division Series and ALCS games, the Hot Corner will provide fans with four live, distinct camera angles to choose from and the option to view them simultaneously in a high-quality four-screen Mosaic.
This year's media player allows fans more interactivity as they'll be able to choose between a Backstop Cam, Pitcher Cam, Dugout Cam and Batter Cam.
With this year's Live Game Streaming application, fans will have the option to switch between live games, interact with other fans around the country in live chat rooms and vote in live polls. An on-site reporter will bring fans live reports and exclusive interviews throughout the game as well.
The Hot Corner also offers exclusive on-demand postseason content featuring on-field postgame reactions from players and managers, sit-down player interviews, original postseason-themed music videos featuring rock 'n' roll legends Bon Jovi and a behind-the-scenes look into players' pregame and off-day routines.
TBS' television coverage of the postseason features many well-respected broadcasters and the insight of several former and current Major Leaguers.
Veteran broadcasters Chip Caray, Don Orsillo, Dick Stockton and Brian Anderson will be at the microphone for coverage of the ALDS and NLDS, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1. They'll be joined by a team of expert analysts, which includes Ron Darling and Buck Martinez, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, 16-year veteran broadcaster Joe Simpson, Atltanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and two-time AL All-Star/MLB.com host Harold Reynolds.
Ernie Johnson will be in the studio throughout the first round of the playoffs, breaking down each night's action with Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Dennis Eckersley, as well as Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson.
Adding to the ALDS and NLDS postseason coverage will be Major League Baseball insider for TBS and Sports Illustrated baseball senior writer Tom Verducci, along with field reporters Craig Sager, Marc Fein and David Aldridge.
Whether it's on TV or online, TBS will provide all the coverage a fan needs to keep up to date with all the action. Log on or tune in, and be ready to be swept away by another memorable month of playoff baseball.
Tim Ott is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.