Thursday, February 22, 2007

2007 Ford Frick Award

Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews has won the 2007 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters.

Speaking of broadcasting, here is some good news regarding the MLB Extra Innings package.
The government is investigating a proposed deal between Major League Baseball and DirecTV Inc. that has had fans in a tizzy.

MLB reportedly seeks to strike an exclusive deal with the satellite television provider to offer its "Extra Innings" baseball package. Disclosure of the Federal Communications Commission's investigation of any such deal came in a letter from FCC chairman Kevin Martin that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., released Thursday[...]

Kerry had asked Martin to investigate the "proposed $700 million television deal that could deny many consumers the ability to watch their favorite teams."

Martin, in reply, wrote Kerry: "I share your concerns regarding this proposed deal."
Jimmy Edmonds will be laying low for the first few weeks of spring training. We wish him well as he recovers.

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