After having his show cancelled last year, Keith Olbermann has been picked to host TBS’ MLB postseason coverage. Keith Olbermann is a veteran of ESPN, the network made the announcement earlier today.
Keith Olbermann will be putting politics aside this time, the former ESPN personality is set to lead the studio coverage for Major League Baseball’s postseason, the network announced Wednesday. Olberman had a very public falling out with MSNBC, his show was eventually cancelled and he himself shown the door. Also announced today that Ron Darling, a TBS analysts since 2008 and legend in his field, has signed with Turner Sports for a multiyear extension. American’s Cal Ripkin, Jr. will also move from the studio to the broadcast booth full time starting this postseason. Ripken was a TBS studio analyst for the last six years, but will join Ernie Johnson and Darling as a commentator team in the postseason.
In the past Olbermann anchored ESPN “SportsCenter” from 1992 to 1997. David Levy, Broadcasting president of sales distribution and sports said in a statement, “eith is a fan of the game and when you combine that with his studio experience, keen insight and passion for baseball and its history, he ll add a new dimension to our MLB Postseason studio shows.” He continued, “We’re excited to have him join Dennis in studio, and look forward to Keith sharing his in-depth knowledge of the game, MLB teams and players with our viewers for three great weeks in October.”