Thursday, March 21, 2019

MLB Network Plans out for March 28 - Baseball Opening Day coverage


All-Day Studio Content on Opening Day Begins on March 28 at 9:00 a.m. ET

MLB Network Showcase Begins with Bryce Harper’s Return to D.C. with Phillies at Nationals on April 2, Called by Costas, Smoltz & Verducci

More Than 40 Game Telecasts Featured Throughout April

New Interactive Feature #SandlottotheShow Brings Analysts’ Expertise Directly to Youth Baseball and Softball Players Across the Country

GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artist Gary Clark Jr. Stars in Opening Day Feature on MLB Network

March 20, 2019 – Following its 10th anniversary on January 1, MLB Network today announced its comprehensive coverage plans for the 2019 Major League Regular Season Studio Schedule
(All times Eastern)
10:00 a.m.: MLB Central
1:00 p.m.: High Heat
2:00 p.m.: The Rundown
4:00 p.m.: MLB Now
5:00 p.m.: Intentional Talk
6:00 p.m.: MLB Tonight
1:00 a.m.: Quick Pitch
Baseball regular season, starting with 12 hours of live, wall-to-wall studio content on Opening Day, March 28. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET with a special morning edition of Intentional Talkpresented by Camping World followed by the season debut of MLB Central at 10:00 a.m. ET, plus High Heat with Christopher Russo presented by Liberty Mutual at 12:00 p.m. ET, MLB Tonight presented by DraftKings at 1:00 p.m. ET and Quick Pitch at 8:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s Opening Day schedule will feature a lineup of analysts with a combined 49 Opening Day appearances in their Major League careers, including Mark DeRosa, Al Leiter, Kevin Millar, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Bill Ripken and Hall of Famer John Smoltz. MLB Network’s regular season studio schedule for 2019 returns on Friday, March 29.
MLB Network Showcase in April

April 2: Phillies at Nationals
Costas, Smoltz, Verducci
April 10: Yankees at Astros
Costas, Smoltz, Verducci
April 16: Red Sox at Yankees
Costas, Jim Kaat, Verducci
April 23: Dodgers at Cubs
Costas, Smoltz, Verducci
MLB Network will televise more than 40 live games during the first month of the regular season, including Bryce Harper’s return to Washington, D.C. when the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, April 2 on MLB Network Showcase presented by Chevrolet, called by Hall of Fame award-winning broadcaster Bob CostasJohn Smoltz and Emmy Award-winning analyst and reporterTom VerducciLeading up to the telecast, MLB Network’s Fran Charles and Bill Ripken will report live from Nationals Park across MLB Network’s studio programming. High Heat with Christopher Russo will also air live from Nationals Park on April 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s complete game schedule for the month of April is available here*  and features five home openers, including Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies hosting Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Throughout the 2019 season, MLB Network will give fans unprecedented one-on-one access to its lineup of 19 former Major Leaguers with the social media-generated segment#SandlotToTheShow. Designed to offer youth baseball and softball players constructive and personal tips and feedback from Hall of Famers and former All-Stars and award winners,#SandlotToTheShow will invite parents to send video of their young baseball and softball players hitting, pitching, fielding and running to @MLBNetwork on Twitter and Instagram for analysis across MLB Network’s studio shows.
As his 2019 spring tour continues, GRAMMY® award-winning artist Gary Clark Jr. will star in an Opening Day feature on MLB Network highlighting the similarities between musicians starting a tour and baseball players beginning a new season, including their decision-making process, collaboration with their teammates, and passion for their craft when performing on the biggest stage.

* Game telecasts on MLB Network are blacked out in each team’s home television territory unless otherwise announced. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming.

I know what I will be doing for March 28th - watching Baseball!

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