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In N.Y., Bob Raissman notes Mets TV analyst Ron Darling likely will be "spending less time together with Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen" in SNY's Mets broadcast booth next season. Darling has been TBS’ No. 1 baseball analyst on its current package since '08, and it is "not a reach to suggest" that Darling "will be working TBS’ entire Tuesday night schedule" when it gets the rights starting next year. SNY execs have been "reluctant to bring in a third voice to work with Hernandez and Cohen." But SNY "already has options under its own roof" in SNY "Baseball Night in New York" regular Anthony Recker and SNY Mets studio analyst Todd Zeile (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/5).

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES: In Boston, Chad Finn noted NBC's "SNF" exec producer Fred Gaudelli espoused "some disdain for the cinematic 'shallow depth of field' look that gives a broadcast a distinct video game feel." Gaudelli said, “Call me old-fashioned, but I just like shots that are in focus, and I think one of the issues with that camera is sometimes the subject will go out of focus and the background will come into focus. Not to blast anybody else’s show, but it’s just not consistent enough, and it doesn’t match the look of the other cameras" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/5).

THE MORE YOU CAN DO: SI.com's Carter Yates notes John McEnroe recently "teamed up with Netflix and Squarespace to create his own website promoting his narration work." The site contains a "humorous highlight reel of McEnroe’s best one-liners" from his narrating role on Mindy Kaling’s "Never Have I Ever" series, a "faux audition in which he valiantly attempts a British accent reading for the role of Lady Whistledown in the Netflix show Bridgerton, and even a work-for-hire service to record your voicemail greeting." The website also contains a "mockumentary that comically chronicles his rise as a voiceover artist" (SI.com, 9/4).

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