The World Baseball Classic is back, starting this weekend and MLB Network is showing every single game this time around – all 39 of them. Four years ago when MLB Network was a newbie on the block, it shared its WBC duties with ESPN.
Here’s the press release with all of the pertinent information:
2013 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC BEGINS THIS FRIDAY ON MLB NETWORK
Costas, Kaat, Magrane, Reynolds, Smoltz, Vasgersian, Verducci & Yallof Among Game Announcers
World Baseball Classic Today Studio Show Premieres This Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Joey Cora to Serve as Guest Studio Analyst from March 7-9
Secaucus, N.J., February 27, 2013 – MLB Network’s exclusive English-language telecast of the 2013 World Baseball Classic in the United States begins this Friday, March 1 at 11:30 p.m. ET and continues with all 39 games of the tournament through the Championship on Tuesday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Joe Magrane, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz, Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci and Matt Yallof are among the group of announcers scheduled to call the tournament, produced by MLB Network in the United States and by MLB International abroad.