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Keith Olbermann, the extremely well-traveled television personality, has landed a new gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former host for ESPN, MSNBC and Current TV (among others), will serve as a studio host for TBS’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s postseason activity. The network has rights to more than 20 such contests, and Olbermann will be leading the Atlanta-based coverage along with former Red Sox ace Dennis Eckersley, says the report. An option for the same assignment following the 2014 season is also reportedly part of the deal. The arrangement codifies the industry’s conventional wisdom about this volatile man who sued his last employer, Current TV, for $50 million: He’s incredibly talented — especially on baseball and sports — and is best consumed in small doses.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.