(SUNRISE, FL) – Fox Sports Net Florida, the exclusive television rights holder for Florida Marlins baseball, today announced that Marlins’ Manager, Jack McKeon will have a regular feature segment on the regional sports network’s Marlins pre-game show, Marlins on Deck. Touching All The Bases With Jack, will feature candid pre-game analysis and insight from the 2003 National League Manager of the Year, as only he can provide with his 50-plus seasons in professional baseball. He will join Marlins on Deck host and in-game reporter, Craig Minervini, for all 95 Marlins games on Fox Sports Net during the 2004 regular season.
Touching All The Bases With Jack will make its debut on Marlins on Deck on Opening Day, April 6, 2004 at 12:30 PM. Marlins on Deck is broadcast live one half-hour before every game telecast on Fox Sports Net.
“In just six months during the 2003 season, Jack McKeon emerged from retirement to become a Florida baseball icon with his no-nonsense baseball talk and trademark cigar,” said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fox Sports Net Florida. “As the Marlins defend their 2003 World Series Championship, Fox Sports Net viewers will get more of Jack’s unique insight and to-the-point game analysis than ever before.”
Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 4.9 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida’s programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida, The Best Damn Sports Show Period and NASCAR. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.
Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 80 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.