Fox Sports made an announcement earlier today that Mets sideline reporter, Kevin Burkhardt, will officially be joining the Fox Sports MLB team. It has been rumored for some time now that this was the likely move for the rising star that is Burkhardt. After joining the Fox football team this fall to high praise, this was the right move for both parties.
Burkhardt will be the host for the Fox, Fox Sports and Fox Sports 1 MLB pregame show that will run during the regular season, All-Star game and the World Series. Newly elected Hall of Famer, Frank Thomas, will be joining him in the booth alongside Gabe Kapler and other revolving guests.
2014 marks the end of Burkhardt’s contract with SNY, meaning this will most likely be his final season with the Mets. His role is sure to only grow once he is relieved of his Mets duties. This is bittersweet news, no Mets fan wants to see him go but we are all happy for him and will enjoy seeing one of our own apart of a nationally broadcast team. I expect Burkhardt to become a very focal figure across all Fox Sports activities in the years to come. We can only hope to see him hosting a World Series pregame show from Citi Field in the near future.
To read that I previously wrote about Kevin Burkhardt and what he has meant to Mets fans, click here: http://bigapplebaseballblog.com/2013/12/12/mets-fans-lets-enjoy-kevin-burkhardt-while-we-still-can/