Television: May 2007 Archives

FSNFSN Detroit and FSN HD will televise Thursday’s Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pistons and Bulls, live from the United Center in Chicago starting at 9:00 PM. Pregame coverage begins at 8:00 PM with Pistons Insider, followed at 8:30 with Pistons Live. Announcers are George Blaha, Greg Kelser, Ryan Field and Matt Shepard. Pistons Live follows the game with player reaction, coaches’ press conferences, expert analysis and extended highlights.

The game is part of a full evening of Pistons programming on FSN Detroit:
7:00 PM – Spotlight: Tayshaun Prince
7:30 PM – Spotlight: Chauncey Billups
8:00 PM – Pistons Insider
8:30 PM – Pistons Live, Pregame (Live)
9:00 PM – Game 3, Pistons at Bulls (Live)
11:30 PM – Pistons Live, Postgame (Live)

 

Baseball broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell returns to the booth Thursday, May 24 as guest commentator on FSN Detroit’s telecast of the Detroit Tigers-Los Angeles Angels game at Comerica Park. Coverage begins at 12:30 PM with Tigers Live, followed by the 1:00 PM game.

FSN has an encore presentation of the game that evening at 7:00. Harwell is subbing for FSN analyst Rod Allen who will be in Arizona to attend the high school graduation of his son, Andrew.

Harwell, who retired following the 2002 season after 42 years of broadcasting Tigers games, will work alongside FSN play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba. This marks the second time Harwell has pinch-hit for Allen – the first was June 1, 2003 when the Tigers hosted the New York Yankees. That day began with Roger Clemens’ attempt at career victory No. 300, but turned into what remains the longest game in Comerica Park history (10-9 Yankees victory in 17 innings).

Harwell has long been a member of the FSN Detroit family, continuing to provide historical vignettes on each episode of Tigers Weekly (Saturdays at 11:30 AM). He did play-by-play on several FSN Tigers telecasts in 1998 and has contributed to other Tigers-related programming.

The 89-year-old Harwell, who entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, made guest appearances on radio and television broadcasts last fall during the Tigers trip to the American League playoffs and World Series, as well as the 2005 All-Star Game at Comerica Park.

 

As a result of recent time changes and the announcement of makeup games, the Detroit Tigers 2007 television schedule has undergone the following revisions:

Tomorrow, May 17th, at 12:30pm, FSN Detroit will air the game originally scheduled to be played this evening against Boston. That game was wiped out due to rain. The fourth game of the series will be played at 7:00pm tomorrow on FSN, as originally scheduled.

The Saturday May 26th game against Cleveland and the Saturday June 23rd game against Atlanta have been moved from 7:00pm to 3:55pm to accommodate coverage by FOX which has added the games to its FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week schedule. The games had been scheduled to air on FSN Detroit.

The Saturday June 16th game at Philadelphia has been moved from 3:55pm to 7:00pm and will air on FSN Plus instead of FOX.

Also, coverage for two makeup games have been announced:

On Tuesday, July 24th the Tigers will play the Chicago White Sox in a day/night doubleheader. The added day game will air at 2:00pm on FSN Detroit in addition to the regularly scheduled night game at 8:00pm.

Toronto will visit Detroit on Monday Sept. 10 at 7:00pm on FSN Detroit, making good on the postponement from the opening week of the season.

 

Baseball broadcast legend Ernie Harwell will be in the Tigers television broadcast booth for two consecutive games this week while substituting for color analyst Rod Allen. In addition to the previously announced Thursday, May 24th game (1:00pm, replay at 7:00pm) against the Los Angeles Angels, Harwell will also fill in on the Friday, May 25th broadcast at 7:00pm against the Cleveland Indians. Regular analyst Rod Allen is missing the games to be in Arizona for his son Andrew's high school graduation. Mario Impemba will continue to handle the play-by-play.

 

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