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. The complete list of announcers is outlined below.
In addition to televising all 39 games, MLB Network will extensively cover the World Baseball Classic in its studio programming, including World Baseball Classic Today, which debuts this Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Former Major League infielder and coach of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox Joey Cora will serve as a guest analyst on the program from March 7-9. The tournament’s Championship Round will include on-site coverage with Intentional Talk live before each game and live pre- and postgame coverage on MLB Tonight on the field from AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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