We are a little over a week until Opening Day. Here are some “nuggets” that we’re looking forward to bringing you on Brewers TV in 2011:
Our on-air and production team remains virtually intact: Bill and I will call the games. Craig Coshun will fill in for me when I leave for TBS weekends. As of now, I’m scheduled to do 10 “Sunday MLB on TBS” games. Seven of the 10 will occur during the first two months of the season.
Dave Nelson and Jerry Augustine will return to “Brewers Live” pre and post game shows as analysts. Craig and Jeff Grayson will host while Telly Hughes is the reporter. The post game instructional’s will continue after home games.
Behind the scenes, the lead producer is the talented young (and bald) Chris Withers and lead director is talented old (and bald) Michael Oddino. Brent Valenti will produce “Brewers Live” pre and post game shows. Michael Vettor is the Coordinating Producer who puts it all together.
New this year, a special 90-minute pre game show for the Home Opener, April 4th.
Some new/returning technology for every game on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
High Definition coverage
Fox-Mo (super slo-mo)
There is also a new on-air “look.” New graphics, animations and a distinctly “Wisconsin” look to them starting Opening Day, March 31.
The music will be new as well with “up and coming” national artists to be featured during the telecasts.
We hope you enjoy our coverage of Brewers baseball this year. It’s an honor for us to enter your space every night for six months. Our final Spring Training TV game will be March 28 on WMLW, then it’s off to the races March 31 in Cincy.
See you on TV
PS. I invite you to click this link to my pal Greg Marshall of The Figureheads. Greg makes significant contributions in our community. He penned a nice piece on his experience with the Brewers in Arizona for our friends at GetActiveToday.com. Let him know what you think.