Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019

Tigers Bring Players Only Broadcasts To MLB

“Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson, Craig Monroe and Dan Petry called their first game Tuesday night for Fox Sports Detroit and received mixed reviews from fans.”

Most in the broadcast industry point to Turner for developing the idea of “Players Only” broadcasts which they implemented into their NBA coverage back in 2017.  This Summer, the Tigers will lean into that idea for 17 games.

Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson, Craig Monroe and Dan Petry called their first game Tuesday night for Fox Sports Detroit and received mixed reviews from fans.  There was no shortage of negativity on Twitter during Detroit’s 8-2 loss to the Indians.  Despite the reception, the  16 remaining PO broadcasts are still on the schedule.

“Great baseball minds talking about themselves, talking about the Tigers is a cool concept,” declared FS Detroit Greg Hammaren before the debut.  “This is going to be must-see TV for every Tigers fan.”