Keith Olbermann is coming back to television — but not for the politics.
After Mr. Olbermann’s public falling-out with MSNBC and Current TV, TBS has hired the liberal pundit to host its Major League Baseball postseason coverage, The Wrap reported Wednesday.
Mr. Olbermann will join Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, The Wrap said.
The former “Countdown” host anchored ESPN’s “SportsCenter” for five years and previously served as a studio host for both NBC’s (1997-98) and Fox’s (1999-2000) MLB postseason coverage, The Wrap reported.
“It’s well known that Keith is a fan of the game and when you combine that with his studio experience, keen insight and passion for baseball and its history, he’ll add a new dimension to our MLB Postseason studio shows,” said David Levy, Turner Broadcasting’s president of sales, distribution and sports, according to the report.
“We’re excited to have him join Dennis in studio, and look forward to Keith sharing his in-depth knowledge of the game, MLB teams and players with our viewers for three great weeks in October,” he added.