Buster Olney is living his best life. He doesn’t want to be employed by anyone other than ESPN.
ESPN has signed Buster Olney to a multi-year extension to provide coverage on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast. This will be his eleventh season covering Major League Baseball with the network.
“I don’t want to work anyplace else,” Olney said of his decision to stay with ESPN. “I’m having a blast.”
This will be his fourth season working alongside with Matt Vasgersian and Alex Roddriguez on Sunday Night Baseball.
Along with being the host of the Baseball Tonight podcast, Olney climbed the talent ladder at an accelerated rate. He’s been with the network since 2003. He credits Peter Gammons as one of his heroes who has helped foster his television success.
Olney also acknowledges the steep learning curve of providing in-game coverage on-air with Vasgersian.
“I remember the first couple of times Matt and I worked together, I interrupted him,” Olney said. “And he couldn’t have been easier to deal with as we sorted things out. He has a completely different landscape of sources than I do and you start to trade notes. I’ve absolutely loved it,” Olney stated.
Olney first met A-Rod as an eighteen year old prospect when he traveled to San Diego seeking out hitting instruction from the legendary, Tony Gwynn.
After spending time at the Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the New York Times, Olney is poised to finish his career with The Worldwide Leader in Sports.