Wednesday, March 25, 2009
MLB Network is diving right into the live games this year, and will be doing so with a variety that hasn't been seen on a network in years. The first eight games will feature sixteen different teams, and will air on the network Thursdays throughout April and May. Here's the schedule and announcers....
April 9th: Brewers @ Giants - Matt Vasgersian & Joe Magrane (7pm)
April 16th: Indians @ Yankees - Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds & Jim Kaat (1pm)
April 16th: Blue Jays @ Twins - Victor Rojas & Dan Plesac (8pm)
April 23rd: Dodgers @ Astros - Matt Vasgersian & Joe Magrane (8pm)
April 30th: Red Sox @ Rays - Victor Rojas & Joe Magrane (7pm)
May 7th: Phillies @ Mets - Bob Costas & Al Leiter (7pm)
May 14th: Orioles @ Royals - TBD (8pm)
May 21st: Cubs @ Cardinals - TBD (8pm)
Pretty good collection of games there, and it's good that MLB Network doesn't feel the need to rely on the Yankees and Red Sox every single week. People are going to be watching their hometown teams on their local channel nine times out of ten, but having a variety like this will appeal to general fans as well as fantasy players.