CSNNE Announces Red Sox Postseason Coverage Plans

Comcast SportsNet New England today announced their plans for coverage of the 2013 Red Sox postseason. Here is the release:

BOSTON’S GAME NIGHT SOURCE FOR SPORTS COVERAGE – COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNNE.COM – TO LAUNCH PLAYOFF CENTRAL COVERAGE

FOR EVERY RED SOX PLAYOFF GAME

Former Red Sox Lou Merloni, Tony Massarotti & Gary Tanguay Join  

One-Hour Editions of Chevrolet SportsNet Central

CSNNE.com Insider Sean McAdam, Jessica Moran and Trenni Kusnierek

To Report Live from the Ballpark

BURLINGTON, MA – The resurgent Boston Red Sox have clinched the American League East title, and as the region’s nightly source for Boston sports coverage, Comcast SportsNet and CSNNE.com will provide fans with the most unbiased, independent coverage of the Red Sox each postseason game night.

Immediately following every Red Sox postseason game, Gary Tanguay will host 45-minutes of Playoff Central coverage during each night’s one-hour edition of Chevrolet SportsNet Central. Former Red Sox infielder and current WEEI midday host Lou Merloni and 98.5 the Sports Hub’s afternoon drive host Tony Massarotti will provide analysis.

CSNNE.com Insider Sean McAdam along with reporters Jessica Moran and Trenni Kusnierek will report live from the ballpark before and after every single postseason game.

Combined with Chevrolet SportsNet Central at 6, 10:30 and 11:30 and UNOs Sports Tonight at 6:30, Comcast SportsNet will have an estimated 2.5 hours of game night coverage focused on the Red Sox’ World Series chase plus coverage of the entire Boston sports scene.

Comcast SportsNet’s Red Sox postseason coverage will begin with a special 90-minute postseason edition of The Baseball Show on Tuesday, October 1 at 8:30. Featuring host Bob Neumeier, Merloni, McAdam, Moran and Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, The Baseball Show will preview the Red Sox divisional round series and the Red Sox prospects for a third World Series title in 10 years plus take fan calls and Tweets.

At CSNNE.com, the online home to Comcast SportsNet, Sean McAdam and Maureen Mullen will have pre, post and clubhouse coverage on the Red Sox Talk blog. CSNNE.com will also include all of Comcast SportsNet’s video coverage from the ballpark including player interviews, news reports and analysis.

“Viewers made us their first choice after Bruins and Patriots playoff games, and we will be there again with the most on-air and on-line coverage during the Red Sox postseason run,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet executive vice president and general manager.

  • Bob

    Where’s Felger?

  • HomerGreenz

    Why does 98.5 call Tony’s 6 pm show “The Baseball Reporters” when it’s only ever Tony by himself? Is it plural for his massive ego?

    • agramante

      He used to interview more guys (like McAdam, and some Globe writers), but I think the title is hearkening a bit to ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters”. The plural is a bit of an illusion, but since Tony isn’t a reporter any more, the entire name is pretty inaccurate.

  • Guest

    Having Mazz on CSNNE means I won’t even consider watching it. That guy makes me puke whenever he talks about sucks, crap, and who have they beaten. Why is it that TV can’t figure people don’t want negative, loud, contranian analysts. I don’t want Fred Smerlas butt kissers, but all viewers want are people who call it the way it is, and Mazz is totally incapable of doing that and has to play his TV heel annoying character and to quote Jay Sherman from the old show the Critic “He stinks”

  • OpinionNotFact

    Merloni? Pass.
    Mazz? Pass.
    McAdam? Pass.
    Hoooooo boy I can’t wait for the postseason coverage!

  • OpinionNotFact

    Mikey’s gonna bring Tony out for Fribbles after the show, so it’s all good.

  • smack_libs_around

    A show with Bobbie Neumeier and Danny Shaughnessy is WAY too much for ANYONE to stomach.

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