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Why doesn’t Pedro Martinez — candid, current, off-the-charts charismatic, as accomplished as any contemporary player, and master of a dry, nuanced sense of humor in his second language — do TV work more often?
Turns out he will, though nationally rather than locally.
Martinez will join TBS’s studio broadcast team when the postseason begins next month, according to multiple industry sources.
Martinez will join host Keith Olbermann in the studio, perhaps along with another familiar name.
Initially, it was believed that Dennis Eckersley, who has been exceptional filling in for Jerry Remy on NESN telecasts, would be in the studio with Martinez. But he’s expected to be paired with Orsillo in the booth to call a Division Series that doesn’t involve the Red Sox.