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Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:25 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Derek Holland does Will Ferrell doing Harry Caray

By C. Trent Rosecrans

So much for reverence… in the World Series we now get bad impressions of Will Ferrell as Harry Caray from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland. But hey, anything that keeps Tim McCarver from talking can't be all bad.

Still, it was pretty not good -- even though he appears to be getting a lot of mileage out of it. Holland was the in-game guest of McCarver and Joe Buck, as the two regurgitated a tidbit they'd read in a tweet or blog post in the last 12 hours in some sort of Chirs Farley Show interview stylings.

Here's Holland channelling Ferrell:

Holland was 11 when Caray died, but does have a dog named "Wrigley" so perhaps he has actually heard Caray call a game. He also closed out his inning of national television doing a bad impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Even if his Caray and Schwarzenegger skills are a little subpar, his Ron Washington is pretty entertaining. Check it out:

The one thing Holland has done has solidified his future as a go-to guy for broadcasts -- and the next postseason without the Rangers, expect to see him employed, even with the creeper mustache. But hey, the mustache is still better than A.J. Pierzynski's highlights. That said, Rich Little's job is safe.

For the record, here's the real Caray:

 
And here's what Holland -- and Ryan Dempster (video), Johnny Bench and tons of others do -- is actually imitating:

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Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Ratings up for Game 2

By C. Trent Rosecrans

For all the gloom and doom about the ratings for the World Series, at least for one night there was an increase in viewership. According to Fox, Game 2 of the World Series had a five-percent increase from 2010 with an 8.9 rating and 14.3 million viewers, according to a release by the network.

The ratings also increased for Game 2 from Game 1. So far, Fox is averaging and 8.8 rating and 13.2 million viewers, up one percent from last season's first two games.

Perhaps, just perhaps, people who like baseball are tuning in and watching -- and all of those watching have been rewarded with great baseball.

Like Matt wrote earlier this week, there's little reason to worry about the ratings -- instead, sit back and enjoy a fantastic postseason.

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Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:55 pm
 

ALDS Game 5 earns big ratings for TBS

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Thursday night's Game 5 of the American League division series was the highest-rated LDS game since moving to cable and the highest-rated overall since 2005. The Tigers' 3-2 victory over the Yankees was viewed by 9,720,000 viewers and a 6.2 rating, according to a release from TBS.

Detroit averaged a rating of 27.6 and New York an 18.3 rating, as TBS with the highest-rated cable network on Thursday and third overall. 

The network is televising both NLDS games tonight, starting with Arizona at Milwaukee at 5 p.m. ET and St. Louis at Philadelphia at 8:30 p.m. ET. The NLCS will stay on TBS, while the ALDS between the Tigers and Rangers will be telecast on Fox.

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