MLB Tonight

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MLB Tonight
Format Baseball
Starring Matt Vasgersian
Harold Reynolds
Al Leiter
Tom Verducci
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Opening theme "MLB Tonight" by E.S. Posthumus
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 900 (180 episodes per season)
Production
Running time 1 hour (offseason), 2 hours (regular season weekdays), 7 hours (regular season Sundays)
Broadcast
Original channel MLB Network (2009–present)
simulcast on MLB Network Radio (2010–present)
Original run February 20, 2009 – Present
Chronology
Related shows Hot Stove, Quick Pitch
External links
Website

MLB Tonight is the signature program that airs on MLB Network and is simulcast on MLB Network Radio. The show offers complete coverage of all Major League Baseball games from 6pm ET till 1am ET during the regular season, and gives news from all 30 MLB teams during the offseason. It is taped live in Studio 3 of the MLB Network facility in Secaucus, New Jersey, but also features segments taped in Studio 42. The program aired from the beginning of Spring Training to the end of the World Series and was replaced in the offseason by Hot Stove, until it started to air in the offseason, and Hot Stove became MLB Network's weekday morning show. The show won the Sports Emmy Award for best Daily Outstanding Studio Show for 2010, 2011 and 2012.[1][2][3]

Air times[edit]

MLB Tonight airs seven days per week, starting at 6 P.M. ET on weekdays until the last MLB game of the night has ended. MLB Tonight is followed by Quick Pitch, MLB Network's highlights show of record.

On Saturdays, the show airs before and/or after the Saturday Night Baseball game. In 2012, the Sunday edition of MLB Tonight was expanded to air from 1 P.M. to 8 P.M. ET.

Personalities[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Analysts[edit]

Reporters[edit]

Insiders[edit]

Commentators[edit]

Segments[edit]

  • Capital One Premier Play: This segment shows viewers the key plays of certain games, similar to the "Web Gems" segment on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. (Although it occasionally features offensive plays and completion of no-hitters.) This segment is also featured on Quick Pitch.
  • Clubhouse Confidential: With sabermetrics continually at the forefront of baseball conversations, Clubhouse Confidential with Brian Kenny serves as an open forum to discuss and debate topics using modern statistical research and value projection.
  • Inside Info: This is an interview segment with one of the Baseball Insiders.
  • Inside the Park: This segment features live coverage of an ongoing game.
  • Update: A brief update of an ongoing game, which includes a certain key play (such as a double play, a strikeout, a home run, etc.).
  • 7 Minute Stretch: A period of seven minutes (or longer) in which the host and analysts play highlights of games that ended or are in progress, and announce news. The 7-minute clock is stopped when they go Inside the Park or interview a player following the game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.emmyonline.tv/mediacenter/sports_32nd_winners_data.html
  2. ^ http://www.emmyonline.tv/mediacenter/sports_33rd_winners.html
  3. ^ http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/sports_34th_winners.html
  4. ^ MLB Network Seven Days to Go
  5. ^ "MLB Network adds Victor Rojas to on-air talent lineup". MLB.com. December 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  6. ^ "MLB Network signs Vasgersian". MLB.com. November 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  7. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/wp/2013/12/04/former-national-mark-derosa-joining-mlb-network/
  8. ^ a b c d "MLB Network signs Reynolds and Leiter". MLB.com. November 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  9. ^ tampabay.com Magrane leaving TV booth for MLB Network
  10. ^ yardbarker.com December 6, 2008 Dan Plesac joins MLB Network
  11. ^ Multichannel News February 3, 2009 Costas Joins MLB Network's Team