TBS names broadcast team for A’s-Tigers series
Sorry, Detroit fans, but native Michigander and former Tigers prospect John Smoltz will not be on the TBS broadcast crew for the Tigers-A’s series. He’ll be on the Red Sox Division Series. The Detroit-Oakland broadcast crew, ironically, will have a Boston flavor.
Don Orsillo, TV voice of the Red Sox, will handle the play-by-play alongside analysts Dennis Eckersley (who also does NESN Red Sox broadcasts) and Buck Martinez (a fixture on Blue Jays broadcasts on Sportsnet). Martinez will spend the next couple nights in the studio for TBS pre- and post-game coverage of the Wild Card games.
David Aldridge, a standout for his work on NBA broadcasts, will be the on-field reporter. Sorry, Craig Sager fans.
A lot of people have been asking about game times, but I’ve got nothing official at this point. Rumors have been all over the place. All four Division Series will have a game on Friday, and Tigers-A’s will be the only one on the West Coast, so you can certainly see the potential for a late start.