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Regular season[ edit ] MLB Network airs several live games a week. These games are blacked out in the participating markets of the two teams unless listed otherwise.
Blacked-out markets receive an alternate game or pre-taped programming. Matt Vasgersian called the game alongside analyst Jim Kaat. The second telecast took place on October 10 and featured the Washington Nationals hosting the St.
Bob Costas provided the play-by-play commentary alongside analyst Jim Kaat.
Spring training[ edit ] The channel also airs live and tape delayed spring training games, simulcasted from one of the team's local TV rightsholder's feed, or if not available, the spring training complex's internal scoreboard video feed with the team's radio network audio.
These games are also subject to local blackouts. Other games[ edit ] The channel also carries live development league games, and occasionally live college games. Fox took back control of the pregame show in when the "Game of the Week" package was eliminated.
MLB Network also airs promos for special events that it airs and different games that it broadcast live. MLB Tonight: The signature show of MLB Network, which debuted at the start of Spring Training in a minute format; as of , the show airs seven days a week during the regular season, and is now a full-year program.
The show has updates, highlights, news, and analysis. The original plan was also to feature exclusive live look-ins using their own permanent HD cameras with shots not available on any of the channels covering the game; however, MLBN has decided to use "ballpark cam" only before and after games.
Hot Stove: Until , Hot Stove was a re-branded version of MLB Tonight for the winter, generally airing at the same times from the same set but with different graphics.
Like MLB Tonight, it was the signature program on MLB Network from November until March during the major league off-season, featuring news reports and analysis of all offseason moves as teams prepare for the upcoming season.
MLB Tonight continued as before, under that name, in its customary time slot when not moved for awards presentations or special programs. Quick Pitch : A minute daily fast-paced show of highlights from that day's games and currently hosted by Heidi Watney. Premiered April 12, Season one had Brian Kenny and Harold Reynolds debating about baseball's daily events and news with Reynolds taking the "traditional" perspective and Kenny using sabermetrics to approach each topic.
The debate was moderated by Kristina Fitzpatrick.
The season one finale aired in early October. Season two saw some changes as Reynolds and Fitzpatrick exited the show, which now centers around Kenny and three other guests that include one MLB on-air personality and two former or current players, managers, general managers, journalists, reporters, or analysts.
The format is similar but Kenny acts as moderator and also debates with the guests. The Rundown: A two-hour show that premiered in , hosted by Kelly Nash and Matt Yallof , provides looks at day games in progress, batting practice, recaps of the previous day's action and previews of the upcoming contests.
In , The Rundown moved back to 2 hours. Intentional Talk: Another show that premiered in , using the traditional sports talk radio format hosted by Chris Rose and Kevin Millar about the events of the day and include interviews with players and managers.
It airs Monday—Friday year-round. Clubhouse Confidential: Premiered in November , starring Brian Kenny , uses sabermetrics to analyze and discuss daily baseball news.
Other[ edit ] All Time Games: Classic baseball games, shown in their original televised form. The game included all original Gillette advertisements from the NBC coverage, and was framed by a sit-down interview by Bob Costas with Larsen and his catcher, Yogi Berra.
Diamond Demos: An instructional show featuring an expert in a certain aspect of baseball. The show premiered April 6. Each week a different series has been featured.
Prime 9: A series devoted to the topic of the nine greatest in anything involved with baseball.
The series in run in marathons on holiday's such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Studio 42 with Bob Costas is an interview show with prominent baseball figures.
The premiere episode on February 5 was with Joe Torre about his new tell-all book The Yankee Years , which has been regarded as controversial among Yankees players, especially Alex Rodriguez. Front Burner: The channel's insiders have a round table discussion about the off-season, and take questions and comments from viewers via phone calls, emails, Facebook and Twitter.
Bleacher Features: The network's presentation of baseball-themed feature films. Documentaries[ edit ] Baseball's Seasons : A documentary series set against the events of a certain baseball season.
Inside the Moments: A series premiering January 2 that features memorable moments and the stories behind them. This show was originally produced by ESPN during the season as part of a promotion sponsored by MasterCard in which fans voted to determine the best moment in MLB history.
Rising Sons: A documentary on how Japanese players have adjusted to life in America. The Pen: followed the bullpen of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Club: followed the Chicago White Sox. MLB Network Presents: A series of hour-long films focusing on a subject in baseball, such as a former player or an event or team in baseball history.
Cathedrals of the Game: takes viewers on tours of MLB stadiums and explores the history of the team and city originally produced by iNHD in Though coverage often ends before most West Coast games start, those games are usually covered carousel-style on MLB Tonight on the main channel most evenings.
Matt Yallof is the current host of the show, which usually lasts about three hours. Studio 42 is also the home of the early rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft.
The studio includes seating for over people, along with elements such as a functioning manual scoreboard and a standings wall for each league and division. When this occurs, the show is usually shown as a split screen in which Chris Rose is at his house in Los Angeles and Kevin hosts from his house in Austin, Texas, also known as "Studio " for Millar's uniform number.
During the premiere episode, hosts Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds said that the studio was constructed from the building's mailroom, explaining its small size.