ESPN cooks up a Derby slam

As we turn our attention to the MLB All-Star Game, ESPN detailed plans for this year’s 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby on Monday, July 13, at 8p. The channel lined up a shiny new commentator team for the annual event that will include Chris Berman, the voice of the Home Run Derby, joining John Kruk and Aaron Boone, along with reporters Pedro Gomez and Nicole Briscoe. Baseball Tonight will relocate to to Great American Ball Park for the event to kick off three hours of coverage starting at 5p, followed by SportsCenter, hosted by Lindsay Czarniak, at 6p. Meanwhile, the 2015 MLB Legends & Celebrity Softball All-Star Game is slated to begin around 11p. ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike will broadcast their national radio show live from the Moerlein Lager House, located across the street from Great American Ball Park, during MLB All-Star festivities on Monday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 14.

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