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Team Player: Eduardo Perez And Margo Krampitz

Before the Yankees visit the Red Sox tonight in the winner-take-all AL WIld Card Game on ESPN, the MLB analyst salutes his MVPCs - Most Valuable Production Coordinators

Editor’s Note: Eduardo Perez joins Jason Benetti and Mike Petriello to call tonight’s American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook Tire – Statcast Edition – on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET. The New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox in the winner-advances showdown in Fenway Park. The traditional telecast airs on ESPN. For more coverage details, visit ESPN Press Room:

BOSTON – Eduardo Perez has spent his entire life in baseball, so he knows a thing or two about teamwork.

The veteran MLB player and coach-turned ESPN analyst is the latest commentator to participate in Front Row’s “Team Player” series, which shines the spotlight on behind-the-scenes ESPN employees.

Perez’s “Team Player” is 14-year ESPN employee Margo Krampitz [executive assistant, production].

“Margo plays an integral role in helping not only me, but our entire baseball commentator team, do our jobs to the best of our ability,” said Perez. “Margo, along with Kelly Carey [production manager] and Gabrielle Riback [production coordinator] comprise our fabulous production coordination staff, and they set us up to win every day.”

Among various areas of responsibility, Krampitz is tasked with ensuring that Perez and his fellow commentators have everything they need to succeed, whether that’s travel coordination, on-site logistics, schedule management, expense preparation – you name it.

For Krampitz, Carey, Riback, and the entire ESPN baseball team, it’s been a rollercoaster juggling so many different travel scenarios at the end of the MLB season given the down-to-the-wire American League Wild Card race.

“I deeply appreciate Margo and the entire team. In television, there’s a lot of pressure to make sure you’re serving the fan to the best of your ability,” Perez continued. “That can’t happen without people like Margo taking care of so many things behind the scenes so we don’t have to worry.”


From July 2017: (Front, Left: Margo Krampitz, Kelly Carey, Eduardo Perez and members of Perez’ family. Not pictured: Gabby Riback (Eduardo Perez/ESPN)

“Eduardo is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet: full of energy, good humored, always quick with jokes. He is truly a pleasure to work with. Despite his crazy travel schedule, he never loses patience or perspective and keeps things light with funny pictures and stories. He is always upbeat and smiling and it’s contagious.” One time he invited us to lunch and introduced Kelly and I to Cortadito and Guava Pastelitos at Versailles in Miami. We ate with Eduardo’s extended family and had a great time. That is where I learned what really sets Eduardo apart. He treats everyone like family.”


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