NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For two decades, ESPN’s Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech has kept the Major League Baseball universe informed.
These days, the Needham, Mass. native and Ithaca graduate is delivering more news than ever — in 140 characters or less.
Front Row caught up with Karl at the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings here, where he is anchoring ESPN’s SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight coverage, to talk about the Twitterverse, as he sees it.
He also talks about “The Frank the Tank (roadtrip) saga,” that Ravech labels “one of my great Twitter experiences.”
*as of December 3, 2012
How has Twitter changed your job?
It’s another way to connect with the viewer. I remember the night Osama Bin Laden was killed, and we were on air with Sunday Night Baseball in Philadelphia, and seeing the followers pile up when we all tweeted about it. That’s when I realized what Twitter can be. There’s instant feedback, which can be valuable and help you succeed on TV. I think as long as you have information correct, it’s a great tool.
What do you hope fans gain from following you?
I hope they understand my opinions and perspective. As long as they enjoy it and they get out of it what I intend, which is for them to be entertained and informed, it’s a win.
Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter? !