Matt Vasgersian
American sportscaster
Matt Vasgersian
Matt Edward Vasgersian is an American sportscaster and television host. Vasgersian is a host for the MLB Network and has served as an announcer for NBC Sports' coverage of the Olympics, and on Fox Sports' MLB coverage. He formerly called play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres.
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Grant Balfour, Victor Martinez Trade F-Bombs As Tigers, A's Benches Clear In ALDS (NSFW VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Grant Balfour has a couple of nasty pitches in his repertoire and plenty of filthy words in his vocabulary. The Oakland A's closer could be heard using at least one of those profane words during a heated confrontation with Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers on Monday. The fiery 35-year-old Australian pitcher was on the hill for the A's in the ninth to close out Game 3 of the ALDS. Martinez led off the frame for the home team and the pair engaged in an unlikely argument during the at-bat. Tensions rose after the Tigers' designated hitter fouled off a 1-2 fastball. He then stared back out at the mound just a bit too intently for Balfour's liking. "Every time I make a pitch, I walk down the mound. That’s just what I do. He gave me the death stare and had the eyes locked on me," Balfour told Jane Lee of MLB.com after closing out the A's 6-3 win. "He knows what he’s doing. It’s all good. He’s a great competitor and a great hitter. I like a little fire. Obviously he does too." With ...
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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/16 - 9/22
Awful Announcing - over 3 years
Monday, September 16 Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers (WGNA 8PM) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Braves @ Nationals] Tuesday, September 17 Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Rangers @ Rays] Wednesday, September 18 Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox (WGNA 2PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays (ESPN 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks (ESPN 10PM) Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Mulder Thursday, September 19 Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers (WGNA 2PM) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 6PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Rangers @ Rays] Friday, September 20 Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Orioles @ Rays] Saturday, September 21 San Francisco Giants @ New York Yankees (FOX ...
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Ryan Vogelsong's dilemma is WBC's
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Ryan Vogelsong's dilemma is WBC's [...] from a pure baseball standpoint - as in, the U.S. needs to win this game - it was a crime. The WBC's second-round limit is 80, so in that sense, it wasn't such a ghastly notion - and in the back of his mind, Torre had to be aware of the Giants' concerns. All of a sudden, here comes some red-hot (Vinnie Pestano) sprinting out of the bullpen as if someone made off with his wallet. Given that his arm survived the ordeal, this was a night for excellence and pride. Here was the man who started those desperate elimination games against Cincinnati (Game 3) and St. Louis (Game 6) and comported himself so well in last year's postseason. The steely competitor who picked up the win against Italy in a first-round game the U.S. could not afford to lose. Leave it to the teams who really care, who field most of their finest players, who speak of joyous celebrations and unbridled passion back home. The MLB Network's ratings have been ...
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WATCH: Mexico, Canada Brawl At World Baseball Classic
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Anyone still wondering if the players involved actually care about the World Baseball Classic should review the film of the matchup between Canada and Mexico on Saturday in Arizona. With Canada leading 9-3 in the top of the ninth inning, a wild brawl broke out. The melee kicked off after Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon hit Canada outfielder Rene Tosoni in the back with a fastball. Tosoni was none too pleased as Leon had been warned by the umpire after his previous pitch had been inside. Mexico catcher Sebastian Vale tried to get between Tosoni and Leon as they began arguing but players from both teams were already closing in. The punches began flying once the players from both teams were tightly bunched near the mound. Mexico pitcher Alfredo Aceves, a member of the Red Sox, may have made out the worst in the fracas. Aceves was tossed to the ground by Canada outfielder Tyson Gillies. "Boy, I'll tell you, this really got ugly fast," marveled MLB Network announcer Matt Vasgers ...
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Your MLB announcing schedule for 8/27 - 9/3
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Monday August 27 Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers (ESPN 8PM) Sean McDonough, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe Tuesday August 28 Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 8PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Orioles (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast  [Alt: Cardinals @ Pirates]   Wednesday August 29 Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Orioles (WGNA 7PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates (ESPN 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra   Thursday August 30 Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Orioles (WGNA 12:30PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals (MLBN 7PM) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz [Alt: Rays @ Blue Jays]   Friday August 31 Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Orioles @ Yankees]   Saturday September 1 San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 1PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Philadelphia ...
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The Grant Napear Show – May 3, 2012
KNCI 105.1 - almost 5 years
May 3, 2012 Major League Baseball ruled most of the day with some brief NFL discussion in the early stages of the show. Mike Lombardi joined to review the punishments handed down to the New Orleans Saints players as part of the recent bounty scandal, saying the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might be harsh in his punishments but he’s shown to be fair as well as consistent. Mike also discussed the recent achilles injury to Baltimore Ravens’ star Terrell Suggs that will likely cost him the entire 2012-13 season. He also reviewed the draft, touching on the 49ers’ and Raiders’ selections and explaining how the strongest teams last year had the strongest offseasons. Later on, Grant took it to the San Francisco Giants for their early-season ineptitude with both the bats and the gloves, soliciting the listeners’ opinion on whether or not the team can be fixed. Radio voice of the San Francisco Giants Dave Flemming checked in to break down the team’s woes and helped shed some light ...
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Your MLB announcing schedule for 4/16 - 4/22
Awful Announcing - almost 5 years
Who's ready for some Yanks and Sox!!! Monday April 16 Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees (ESPN 7PM) Sean McDonough, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe Tuesday April 17 Texas Rangers @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7PM) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat [Alt: Twins @ Yankees ] Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants (MLBN 10PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Indians @ Mariners] Wednesday April 18 Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins (WGNA 7PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Texas Rangers @ Boston Red Sox (ESPN2 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra Thursday April 19 Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins (MLBN/WGNA 12:30PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Dodgers @ Brewers 1PM] Texas Rangers @ Detroit Tigers (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast  [Alt: Twins @ Yankees] Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners (MLBN 10PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Athletics @ Angels] Friday April 20 New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 3PM) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz [Alt: Reds @ Cubs 2:15PM] Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros (MLBN 8PM) ...
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Matt Vasgersian will be hosting the FOX pregame show
Awful Announcing - almost 5 years
Prior to their weekly Saturday MLB broadcasts, FOX will air a half hour long pregame show, aptly titled the "Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show."  The show will be taped at the MLB Network studios in New Jersey (as opposed to on-site at the stadium), and the host of the show will be MLB Network's <a class="fplink fp-596120" href="/Matt+Vasgersian+1">Matt Vasgersian</a>. He'll be joined by a rotating panel of analysts, most of whom are excellent. The show will air on FOX prior to the games, but not on MLB Network. FOX has dabbled in pregame shows before their MLB Saturday broadcasts for years, with one hosted by Jeanne Zelasko and Kevin Kennedy ending in 2008. That show was taped at FOX's studios in Los Angeles. Chris Rose also was the "host" of FOX's Saturday baseball broadcasts for the last three seasons, but it was a less formal pregame show and more of just an introduction to the game. Rose is also an MLB Network employee. Vasgersian had occasionally served as a commentator ...
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“Santa Maria!" Brandon Inge's Walk-Off Homer Excites A Fox Broadcaster - SportsGrid
Google News - over 5 years
Brandon Inge hit a walk-off home run last night that kind of came out of nowhere, as you can see by the fact that Fox&#39;s Matt Vasgersian referenced a ship from the 1490′s. Oh, and football&#39;s on today!
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Fox MLB broadcaster screams "Santa Maria" on walk-off home run - Guyism
Google News - over 5 years
The long ball also gave Fox MLB broadcaster Matt Vasgersian an opportunity to try out his new catch phrase: “SANTA MARIA!”. --- Did you like this article? And you probably like contests, exclusive content, and smug commentary right?
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OnMilwaukee.com reflects on 9-11 - OnMilwaukee.com
Google News - over 5 years
I turned on CNN and sat glued to the TV for the next several days, though I remember running into then Brewers TV announcer Matt Vasgersian at the Downtown YMCA. Both of us agreed that we didn&#39;t know what to do with ourselves
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Here's Matt Vasgersian With Two Of The More Contrasting Home Run Calls You'll Hear - Awful Announcing
Google News - over 5 years
And I blame Mitch Williams, who was pretty terrible. If you do a simple name search for him on Twitter, that should back that up (and that&#39;s not counting all the other tweeters who are undoubtedly complaining and couldn&#39;t care enough to learn his name)
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Behind-the-scenes of Channel 4 San Diego - Coast News
Google News - over 5 years
He started his career as an intern to former play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian, doing all of the research for stories during the game. It&#39;s something that has since become second nature to him as he verifies facts and stats from behind his laptop
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Dusty Saunders: MLB Network has become a big hit - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
A variety of broadcasters — including Bob Costas and Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play) and Jim Kaat (analyst) — are as competent or better than the talent on cable rivals ESPN and TBS. (John Smoltz is a game analyst for the MLB Network and TBS
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Your Full 2011 MLB National Schedule For 8/8-8/14 - Awful Announcing
Google News - over 5 years
Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN 8PM) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz [Alt: Detroit @ Cleveland - 7PM] Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8PM) Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, Bobby Valentine RT @sportsguy33: FYI: I&#39;m hosting PTI today,
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Book gathers baseball (and Brewers) broadcasting stories - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Current Brewers announcers Brian Anderson and Bob Uecker, with former Brewers broadcasters Tom Collins, Pat Hughes, Len Kasper, Jim Powell and Matt Vasgersian, including former Braves broadcaster Ernie Johnson,
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Johnny Damon would ask to wear Royals cap if elected to Hall of Fame - WEEI.com
Google News - over 5 years
Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon told MLB Network&#39;s Matt Vasgersian Thursday that if he were elected to the Hall of Fame, he would wear a Royals hat. “Well, it&#39;s a tough decision … four years in Boston … four years in New York … five
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 47
    Along with John Smoltz, Vasgersian works for MLB International replacing Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe starting from the 2015 MLB All-Star Game and he will cover for the National League Championship Series in odd-numbered years, the American League Championship Series in even-numbered years and the World Series for overseas fans.
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    Vasgersian also did commentary for MLB Network's coverage of the All-Star Game in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Vasgersian first gained national exposure doing play-by-play for the XFL football league in 2001. Vasgersian's time with the network was tense, and he was demoted and replaced by Jim Ross after the inaugural telecast after quipping on-air "that was uncomfortable" after a suggestive shot of the cheerleaders; he later returned to the first team broadcast halfway through the season. He has hosted several TV shows, including the game show Sports Geniuses (2000), Game Show Network's World Series of Blackjack (2004), and Celebrity Blackjack (2004), the National Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC and the first season grand final of Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. He has also emceed various sports specials and other programs, such as the International World Championships of Rock Paper Scissors (2004). He also called USC Trojans men's basketball for FSN West from 2004-06. Vasgersian has also worked on an Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcast, filling in for Mike Goldberg, the usual announcer. Goldberg was working on Fox Sports Net's college football telecast on the night of UFC 56, so Vasgersian provided play-by-play alongside regular color commentator Joe Rogan.
    Vasgersian became a co-host, with Lauren Shehadi and Mark DeRosa, of MLB Network's show MLB Central, which debuted on April 6, 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    In 2014, he was moved back to the broadcast booth, working with John Smoltz on one of the network's #2 broadcast teams (a role the pair splits with Thom Brennaman and Eric Karros).
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    From 2012-2014, when he hosted Fox's MLB pregame, Vasgersian did not host programming on MLB Network during the All-Star Game and the postseason.
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    He called Game 2 of the 2012 ALDS between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics on October 7.
    More Details Hide Details He and Jim Kaat called Game 3 of the 2013 American League Division Series, also between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics on October 7 as well.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Starting in 2007, he also worked on Fox MLB telecasts of the Game of the Week, teaming with a variety of analysts on the network's #3 broadcast crew.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, he began hosting the MLB pregame show, though he still occasionally called games on a fill-in basis.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    Vasgersian was 29 years old when he became the play-by-play voice for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1997, where he stayed for five years before filling the same role for the San Diego Padres from 2002 to 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Vasgersian was with the Padres for seven seasons when it was announced he would be joining MLB Network. On November 1, 2008, during a broadcast of the San Diego CIF High School Football Game of the Week, Channel 4 announced that Vasgersian would not be returning as a Padres announcer for the 2009 season, having chosen to pursue other opportunities. Later that week, it was reported that Vasgersian had signed a deal with MLB Network to become the network's first studio host. Vasgersian joined Fox Sports in 2006. From 2006-2008, Vasgersian worked on Fox NFL telecasts, teaming with J.C. Pearson on the network's #6 broadcast team. In previous years, he had done select games for the network. Vasgersian's Fox football resume included calling BCS games for the network, working the Orange Bowl in 2007 and the Fiesta Bowl 2008 and 2009.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    He moved up the minor league baseball ranks over the next several years, working for various clubs in a number of different organizations, including the Syracuse Chiefs in 1995, and ending with the AAA Tucson Toros in 1996.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on September 28, 1967.
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