Some of what you may have missed over the weekend and what’s coming up from ESPN:
1. The World Series is tied 2-2, meaning this crew will be heading back to Boston for more Baseball Tonight at the World Series after tonight’s Game 5.
2. ESPN’s newest NFL analyst, Mark Brunell, makes his debut today on SportsCenter (1 p.m. ET) and NFL Live (4 p.m.). The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback spent the majority of his 19 NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars – earlier this month he was inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars – and also played for the Packers, Redskins, Saints and Jets. In addition to his analyst work, Brunell is currently coaching high school football at Episcopal School in Jacksonville.
3. Wishing all the best to our corporate cousins at Fusion.
— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) October 28, 2013
4. Tweets that speak for themselves.
There r some great Heather Cox trivia notes. What I will tell u is that she's as nice as anyone I've met in the business.
— John Walters (@jdubs88) October 27, 2013
@jdubs88 I second the motion.
— Tim Bourret (@TimBourret) October 27, 2013
5. Jon Gruden’s “Gruden Extra” interview with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will air during the Monday Night Countdown pregame (ESPN, 6:30 p.m. ET). Wilson and the Seahawks face St. Louis in tonight’s Monday Night Football contest (8:25 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN). Wilson is another in the growing line of Gruden QB Camp alumni.
6. A peek inside the ESPN Radio booth at the World Series – all games are on ESPN Radio. Here (l to r), Ivan Sokalsky, John Martin and Bryan Learned prepare for the broadcast with Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser on the call (Photo by Kristen Hudak).
7. The so-called GameDay jinx was broken on Saturday.
— The Oregon Duck (@TheOregonDuck) October 26, 2013
8. Great to have Keith Olbermann back from his MLB playoff duties and on the nightly Olbermann.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 26, 2013
9. A new Wider World of Sports with Kenny Mayne debuts this week on ESPN.com.
@Kenny_Mayne Thank you for being you. You inspired me to start on my own broadcasting career. To have you back after so long is awesome.
— B. M. Benedict (@b_m_benedict) October 26, 2013
Bill Hofheimer and Kristen Hudak contributed to this post