AT&T Forum Provides Backdrop For MLB All-Star Radio Extravaganza

MLB All-Star Week is like a suction or some kind of legend extraction device, because all of the iconic players, broadcasters and executive figures in the sport surface and partake in the activities. 

Sports media personalities Rich Eisen and Dan Patrick have both been hosting their multifaceted radio shows this week from AT&T Forum in NW Washington, D.C., site of the 89th MLB Midsummers Classic. 

The AT&T Forum features a DIRECTV studio designed and styled by Tiffany Brooks, designer and host of HGTV Smart Home. This fully functional DIRECTV Television studio will be utilized for live and recorded broadcasts. On January 18-19, The Rich Eisen Show was the studios inaugural live broadcast. 

The list of in-studio guests for the shows consists of deeply influential and well-respected Hall of  Fame players, elite MLB analysts and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

Eisen kicked his celebrity marathon off on Monday by chopping it up with legendary sports radio host Chris Mad Dog Russo (Host, Sirius XM). 

Rich Eisen Show on Twitter

@MadDogUnleashed says he loves baseball but told us there are definitely ways to improve the game on the field which he shared with #MLB Commish Rob Manfred.

World Series champ and 10-time All Star first baseman Steve Garvey. 

Rich Eisen Show on Twitter

@SteveGarvey6 told us about his days in the minors where he was surrounded by other future stars on the field and in the broadcast booth where a young Al Michaels was also learning his trade.

Latin Lord Pedro Martinez

Rich Eisen Show on Twitter

@45PedroMartinez will go down as one of the most beloved #RedSox players ever, but made a mind-blowing revelation about the team’s archenemy. #Yankees

Rich Eisen Show on Twitter

@45PedroMartinez shared some great stories from the ’99 #AllStarGame at Fenway including Ted Williams telling Pedro he was “one hell of a pitcher.”

On Tuesday, Johnny Bench, the greatest catcher in MLB history not named Roy Campanella came through. He was a key cog in the Cincinnati Reds Dynasty better known as “The Big Red Machine” and Bench hosted a show I watched religiously back in the 80s called The Baseball Bunch.

Other guests are Ivan Pudge Rodriguez (World Series Champion, Baseball Hall of Fame), Rob Manfred (MLB Commissioner) and  Al Leiter (MLB Network Analyst)- IN STUDIO

Dan Patrick hosted MLB Network analyst and 2004 World Series champ Kevin Millar in studio on Monday. The former Boston Red Sox vet is always ready to run his jibs. 

Dan Patrick Show on Twitter

@KMillar15 was on fire today. Here’s the naked Terry Francona story you didn’t know you needed in your life

Garvey also made an appearance with Patrick and voiced his support for Pete Rose to be inducted into the Hall of Fame despite his lifetime ban for gambling. 

Steve Garvey: Pete Rose Deserves to Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame | The Dan Patrick Show | 7/16/18

MLB All-Star Steve Garvey tells DP why Pete Rose Should be in the HOF and talks about steroids in the 70’s.

Dan Patrick set off his Tuesday show with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and discussed a litany of topics pertaining to the current state and future of MLB. 

Dan Patrick Show on Twitter

Talking possible rule changes with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred: – Eliminating the shift – Use of relief pitchers – Adding the DH to the NL

The final special edition All-Star broadcast from AT&T Forum will be on Wednesday and coincides with the 89th All-Star game in DC and the conclusion of this years festivities. 

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