Fan Central Mailbag: Answers about ESPN Radio, ESPN Fantasy & PTI
Before we get to your latest questions, here are just a few programming reminders for the weekend:
• ESPN closes out the memorable 2014-15 college basketball season with the first-ever College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (tonight, 8 ET, ESPN2) which will celebrate the season’s top players and moments with the live announcement of eight awards, including the John R. Wooden Awards for men’s and women’s player of the year.
• Sunday Night Baseball will be in the Bronx for the Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz visiting the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez (8 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio).
As a reminder, here is the early-season Sunday Night Baseball schedule:
Now on to your questions…
Is Matthew Berry covering ESPN Fantasy Baseball anymore? Thanks. – Brett
As he wrote about the topic in March 2014, Matthew is no longer covering fantasy baseball so as to concentrate fully on fantasy football. While Matthew is busy preparing for the upcoming NFL season – check out his recent Love/Hate in the Time of NFL Free Agency column – ESPN Fantasy Baseball still has great insights to share from its roster of experts and analysts, including Eric Karabell, Tristan H. Cockcroft and Stephania Bell.
Did ESPN Radio change its programming? – Larry
Yes, ESPN Radio has a new national weekday evening lineup starting at 7 p.m. as of March 30. The lineup starts with The Sedano Show with Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN), followed by The Right Time with Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) at 9 p.m., and a three-hour block of The Freddie Coleman Show (@ColemanESPN) starting at 11 p.m.
Why does Tony wave the Canadian Flag at the end of PTI? – Mike
We’ve been asked before about Tony Kornheiser’s signature “Goodnight, Canada” that he always says right as PTI signs off just before 6 p.m. ET. It’s simple: Canada does not get the additional PTI segment with Tony and Michael Wilbon that airs on the SportsCenter edition that follows because a different program airs north of the border. For more on Tony’s maple leaf-inspired farewell, check out this June 2012 Front Row story.