MLB Network Press Release
MLB Tonight: World Series Edition To Air Live On-Field Before & After Every World Series Game
Sean Casey, Peter Gammons, Al Leiter, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds & Mitch Williams Among Talent On-Site
Intentional Talk: World Series Edition with Kevin Millar & Chris Rose To Air Live On-Field Throughout World Series
Phillies Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. to Serve as Guest Analyst October 29 and 30
MLB Network’s extensive coverage of the 2012 Postseason hits the road for the World Series as MLB Tonight will air live before and after every World Series game with previews, analysis and highlights of the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants matchup, plus interviews from Comerica Park in Detroit and AT&T Park in San Francisco. MLB Network’s Intentional Talk, co-hosted by Kevin Millar and Chris Rose, will also air live on-site throughout the World Series. MLB Network’s MLB Tonight is presented by Sears and Intentional Talk is presented by Jack Daniel’s.
Beginning today, two-hour editions of MLB Tonight will air live at 3:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET on the day of each game, and Intentional Talk will air live at 5:00 p.m. ET every day during the World Series. MLB Tonight will air live on the field following every game. On off-days, MLB Tonight will air live at 6:00 p.m. ET while MLB Network’s Path to the Championship will recap the latest World Series results.
On-site coverage from San Francisco will be anchored by Brian Kenny and Chris Rose, with Dan Plesac, 1993 and 1997 World Series champion Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds while on-site coverage from Detroit will be anchored by Greg Amsinger and Rose, with Sean Casey, who batted .529 for Detroit in the 2006 World Series against St. Louis, Mitch Williams and Reynolds. Hall of Fame award-winning baseball writer Peter Gammons, Sam Ryan and Matt Yallof will also be reporting on-site throughout the World Series. On-site coverage will be complimented with studio coverage during every MLB Tonight anchored by Ahmed Fareed and Paul Severino and featuring analysis from Eric Byrnes, 1980 World Series World Champion Larry Bowa, John Hart, and 2003 and 2007 World Series Champion Mike Lowell.
Phillies Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. will serve as a guest studio analyst during the World Series when he joins MLB Tonight on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30.
Leading up to Game One today, MLB Network will air a feature commemorating the 40th anniversary of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson’s death, including a rare interview between Bob Costas and David Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s son. David Robinson will reflect on his late father, including the impact Jackie Robinson had on baseball and society, plus his memories of his father’s speech before Game Two of the 1972 World Series, which was nine days before Robinson passed away.
Prior to Game Two this Thursday, MLB Network will mark the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Series with a feature on the seven-game series between the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants. Hosted by Costas, the feature includes interviews with Dusty Baker, his son Darren Baker, Tim Salmon and J.T. Snow, looking back on the most memorable moments of this seven game classic, including Snow pulling Darren Baker out of harm’s way in Game Five and the Angels’ comeback to win Game Six and Game Seven.
Leading up to Game Three on Saturday, MLB Network will reflect on the 35th anniversary of Reggie Jackson’s historic three-home run performance in Game Six of the 1977 World Series with a feature including interviews from Jackson, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph and the original calls from the television broadcast team of Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Tom Seaver.
MLB Network will keep its social media followers updated during the World Series with the latest news, quotes, interview clips, photos and breakdowns using #MLBTonight and #WorldSeries through its presence on Facebook and Twitter. MLB Network analysts, including Eric Byrnes (#MLBNByrnes), Sean Casey (#MLBNCasey) and Mike Lowell (#MLBNLowell) will live tweet from the MLB Network twitter feed during every World Series game. Fans can also stay up to date by following MLB Network’s on-air personalities on Twitter.
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MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, including Postseason telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in approximately 70 million homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.mlbnetwork.com.