The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network announced Tuesday that broadcasters for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals would begin traveling this week to call road games, a departure from the network’s early-season broadcasts.
The Post reported last week on some of the issues with these broadcasts, from technical difficulties to comments that lagged behind video feeds. MASN was an outlier as almost every other local baseball network had turned their mentors back on the road after mostly grounding them in the last two seasons due to COVID-19.
MASN spokesman Todd Webster issued a statement to The Post last week saying that technological advances made out of necessity during the pandemic allowed productions to go the distance, and the network continued those protocols this season. On Tuesday, Webster said Oriole’s television stations will be in New York on Friday, and Nationals stations will travel to San Francisco this weekend.
The news was cheered by National’s play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter, who will now travel with color analyst Kevin Frandsen.
“Night fans, it’s great that Kevin and I are traveling now,” Carpenter tweeted. “I’m happier on your behalf! You all deserve a first-class broadcast, and that’s our goal.”