Orioles Announce 2021 Broadcast Team, Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter Not Returning

| January 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Orioles press release: 

The Orioles today announced the club’s 2021 broadcast team, including on-air talent for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and the Orioles Radio Network.

The versatile Orioles talent lineup features returning veterans and rising stars, who will continue to appear in multiple roles across MASN and Orioles Radio Network programming:

  • GEOFF ARNOLD returns for his second season with the Orioles broadcast team. He will primarily serve as a play-by-play announcer for the Orioles Radio Network, in addition to making select appearances on MASN.
  • KEVIN BROWN returns to the booth for his third season as an Orioles broadcaster, joining MASN telecasts for play-by-play duties in 2021. He will also continue calling games on the Orioles Radio Network.
  • Veteran broadcaster SCOTT GARCEAU returns to MASN telecasts, marking his 41st year in the Baltimore sports landscape and his Garceau’s 15thseason as a member of the Orioles TV family. He rejoined the club in 2020 after previously spending 13 seasons as part of the broadcast team from 1981-92.
  • BRETT HOLLANDER, lifelong Baltimore resident and tenured local sportscaster, returns to the Orioles Radio Network in 2021. In his second season with the club, Hollander will also make select appearances on MASN.
  • ROB LONG, host of the Big Bad Morning Show on 105.7 The Fan, will continue to appear across MASN and 105.7 programming after joining the talent lineup in 2019.
  • Former Orioles pitcher BEN McDONALD will again bring his expert analysis to the broadcast booth, continuing his role on MASN telecasts in 2021. McDonald began making select appearances on MASN and the Orioles Radio Network in 2010 before joining the broadcast team full-time in 2018.
  • MELANIE NEWMAN, who made history in 2020 as the first female broadcaster to call play-by-play for the Orioles, will continue her role on the Orioles Radio Network and will make select appearances on MASN.
  • National Baseball Hall of Famer and Orioles Legend JIM PALMER will return for his 29th season as a MASN analyst and his 58th season as a member of the Orioles organization.

Although they will no longer appear regularly on broadcasts this season, RICK DEMPSEY and BRIAN ROBERTS will continue to serve as the club’s Community Ambassadors alongside BROOKS ROBINSON, EDDIE MURRAY, and BOOG POWELL.

Additionally, MASN announced earlier today that fans across the network’s seven-state broadcast territory will have the opportunity to watch Orioles games by streaming telecasts on the new MASN app. Streaming will be available without any additional costs to authenticated subscribers who already have MASN in their channel lineup from participating cable or satellite providers.

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