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Thursday, May 28, 2020

MLB Network to celebrate Derek Jeter’s career with 64 consecutive hours of Jeter programming

Hasn’t this country suffered enough?

If you ever wanted to relive the career of New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, now’s your chance. MLB Network is celebrating Jeter’s debut by airing 64 consecutive hours of Jeter programming.

The event will begin Friday at 6 a.m. ET on MLB Network. It will feature 13 games, many of which will include milestones like Jeter’s first hit and Jeter’s final game. In between those games, MLB Network will feature programming focused around Jeter and historic looks at the 1995 Major League Baseball season, as well as World Series highlights from the seasons Jeter’s Yankees won it all. Jeter’s final game will close out the event. It will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

While some have wondered whether that much Jeter is necessary, there’s no doubt Jeter is still among the most beloved MLB players even years after his retirement. Given the success ESPN had with “The Last Dance,” MLB Network could be looking for another star from the same era to carry the network to big ratings. That comparison isn’t perfect, as MLB Network’s event is not a documentary and will mostly focus on re-airing games.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 28, 2020 at 02:17 PM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, mlb network

Friday, April 24, 2020

MLB The Show Players League games to air on ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 & MLB Network

Select games from the final 10 days of the MLB The Show Players League, including the Playoff tournament, will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and MLB Network beginning this Thursday, April 23rd. The Players League is benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada with a total of $175,000 being donated across the 30 MLB Club communities.

ESPN2 will broadcast select regular season matchups this Thursday and Saturday from the first-ever competitive league of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s MLB The Show, solely featuring Major League players. MLB Network will broadcast select regular season matchups this Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network will also air a one-hour MLB The Show: Recap program highlighting the latest action in the tournament on Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Following these regular season contests, the top eight teams advance to a Playoff tournament slated for air on ESPN, ESPN2 and FS1.

The Quarterfinals begin Friday night, May 1st, on FS1 with two best-of-three series. The Quarterfinals continue on Saturday afternoon, May 2nd, on ESPN2, before the Semifinals Saturday evening. ESPN2 and FS1 will each air a best-of-three Semifinal series on Saturday night, May 2nd. The winners of each Semifinal face off in the best-of-five Championship Series on Sunday, May 3rd, on ESPN. (A complete schedule is attached to the end of this release).

Last week, Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) launched the formation of the league where 30 players are representing their Major League Clubs in this inaugural online event to engage fans around the world and raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada. The lineup includes 11 former All-Stars, five World Series Champions, and eight players age 25 or younger. Each participant is playing in a round-robin format (i.e., playing every team one time) for a total of 29 regular season, three-inning games.

Does this mean that they were willing to agree to the terms that the KBO objected to?

 

QLE Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: broadcasting, espn, fs1, mlb network, mlb the show

 

 

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