Fox Sports Net Announces Giants & A’s 2001 Telecast Schedule

120 Giants & A’s Games Highlight Regional Sports Leader’s Schedule
Bay Area Sports Tonight & Regional Sports Report only on Fox Sports Net

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Fox Sports Net, the cable home of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, will once again deliver more Major League Baseball coverage than any other Bay Area television outlet. Fox Sports Net will offer viewers a comprehensive schedule of 60 Giants games (43 home, 17 road) and 60 A’s contests (36 home, 24 road). The announcement was made today by Jeff Krolik, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fox Sports Net Bay Area.

Fox Sports Net kicks off its 60 game schedule of the 2000 NL West Division Champion Giants on Monday, April 2 against the San Diego Padres in their season opener from Pacific Bell Park. Fox Sports Net’s Giants telecast schedule features 11 games against division rival Arizona Diamondbacks (May 21, 22, 23, 29, 30; July 20, 26, 28; August 29; and September 4, 5) and nine contests with the Los Angeles Dodgers (April 17, 18, 19; June 25, 27; July 3, 4; and September 16, 26).

Fox Sports Net begins its 60 game schedule of the 2000 AL West Division Champion A’s on the road against last season’s AL Wild Card winner Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, March 3. Highlighting Fox Sports Net’s A’s telecast schedule are four match-ups against the defending World Champion New York Yankees (April 27, 28; May 16; and August 11). Fox Sports Net will also deliver seven key games against division rival Texas Rangers (April 13, 14, 21; June 22, 24; and September 10, 11).

Interleague play is back for a fifth season and Fox Sports Net will be the place to catch nine (Giants 3, A’s 6) of those battles, including cross-bay match-ups on Friday, June 8 (Giants @ A’s) and Friday, June 15 (A’s @ Giants).

Bay Area Sports Tonight, featuring anchor Paul Calvisi and field reporter Glen Kuiper, will air a half-hour prior to selected Giants and A’s telecasts. Plus, the Regional Sports Report will air after every Giants and A’s telecast to provide viewers with the most complete post-game recaps and player interviews. On other nights the Regional Sports Report will feature local and national sports headlines of the day.

“We’re pleased to provide our viewers with the strongest Giants and A’s schedule we’ve ever offered,” said Krolik. “Fans can look forward to exciting Giants and A’s baseball on Fox Sports Net all season long.”

Added Krolik, “With our enhanced baseball coverage on Bay Area Sports Tonight and the Regional Sports Report, Northern California fans know where to turn for the most in-depth coverage of their favorite team and the local sporting scene.”

Note: Complete listings of Fox Sports Net’s 2001 San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s games are attached.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 71 million households nationwide. Fox Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and FOX Entertainment Group.

Fox Sports Net Bay Area is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has been dedicated to “Home Team” fans for nearly 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising, the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of seven regional sports networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.


Jay dela Cruz, FOX Sports Net
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