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Peter Gammons has agreed to a new multi-year contract extension with ESPN, the network announced today.
Per the company press release, Gammons will continue to join Jon Miller and Joe Morgan during ESPN’s exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecasts throughout the season offering reports from field level. Gammons will also continue his role as a studio analyst on the Sports Emmy Award-winning Baseball Tonight (regularly at 10 p.m. and midnight ET) and to contribute to SportsCenter and other news and information programs. In addition to his television responsibilities, Gammons will continue to write for ESPN.com, contribute to ESPN The Magazine, and appear regularly on ESPN Radio.
Gammons is entering his 20th year at ESPN, which is almost hard to believe.
More Gammons news, as ESPN Radio 890 announced today that he will be heard exclusively on ESPN 890 starting with the 2007 baseball season, with weekly call-ins to the Mike Felger Show.
This of course means that Gammons will no longer be doing weekly appearances on WEEI’s Big Show and Sunday baseball show. Quotes from the release:
“I am excited to be part of the ESPN family in Boston” said Gammons. “I look forward to all my appearances on 890 ESPN and my new regular weekly appearance in afternoon drive with Michael Felger to talk about the latest Red Sox news. I have great respect for Michael. He is someone with whom I really enjoy talking, and honestly discussing issues and even debating. This will be fun, which is what sports are supposed to be.”
“Peter Gammons is a Baseball Hall of Famer and part of the fabric of Boston baseball and its rich history,” said ESPN Boston program director Len Weiner. “No one has better baseball knowledge and insight than Peter, and we’re pleased to let fans know that 890 ESPN is the only place in Boston where you can hear Peter on the radio.”
Gammons’ regular call-ins to the station are scheduled to begin Thursday, March 22.
Deadspin has an anonymous colleague of Ron Borges attempting to defend the actions of the Globe writer.
David Scott has another follow on the Borges situation, including an email interview with Deputy Managing Editor Dale Phelps at the Tacoma News Tribune.
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