(Tampa Bay, FL) If it wasn’t bitter enough for Red Sox fans to see the Rays jump over their team and into the playoffs Wednesday night, now one of their team’s announcers will be calling the ALDS series between Tampa Bay and Texas on TBS this weekend. Don Orsillo, a member of the Red Sox broadcast team will pair up with former Rangers catcher Buck Martinez for TBS coverage of the ALDS beginning Friday afternoon in Texas.
The Rays radio team of Dave Wills and Andy Freed will provide their usual stellar play-by-play on the team’s network of stations including WDAE 620 AM in Tampa Bay and WSRQ 106.9 FM/1220 AM in Sarasota.
TBS broadcast pairings for the other three division series are as follows:
Brian Anderson, John Smoltz and Ron Darling will work N.Y. Yankees/Detroit Tigers series.
Victor Rojas and Joe Simpson call the Arizona Diamondbacks/Milwaukee Brewers series.
Dick Stockton (another former Red Sox broadcaster) and Bob Brenly call the Philadelphia Phillies/St. Louis Cardinals series.