New York — August 29, 2012 — Caught Looking will air Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, and will feature a behind-the-scenes look at this past weekend’s series between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals, as both teams fight for a postseason berth.
Major League Baseball Productions embedded camera crews with both teams throughout the three-game series, providing a unique perspective on all the action between the lines as the Cardinals tried to close the gap between themselves and the National League Central Division leading Reds, while maintaining their grasp on one of the two NL Wild Card spots.
In addition to exclusive commentary from star players on both sides, the episode features compelling in-game audio throughout the series, highlighted by Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, who wore a wireless microphone during Saturday’s game, in which he went 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI in the Reds’ 8-2 win. The episode also features in-depth interviews with managers Dusty Baker and Mike Matheny, as well as Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo. Off the field, a camera crew walked to the ballpark with rookie of the year candidate Todd Frazier, while another crew tagged along for a cab ride with Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay.
Caught Looking, a new collaboration between Major League Baseball Productions and NBC Sports Group will follow two different teams each week, as the final eight weeks of the season unfolds. Each original episode will be one hour in length and will air on NBC Sports Network. Next week’s episode will feature this weekend’s series between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles.
On November 8, NBC Sports Network will air a special postseason episode of Caught Looking which will feature the two teams playing in the 2012 World Series.
About the NBC Sports Network:
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans across all platforms. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and 34th America’s Cup. In addition, NBC Sports Network telecasts college football, college basketball, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to Costas Tonight, a monthly interview series featuring Bob Costas; NFL Turning Point, the NBC Sports Network’s program that utilizes NFL Films’ unprecedented access to examine the turning point of high-profile NFL games every week; and NBC Sports Talk, NBC Sports Network’s flagship news and information show, offering breaking news, highlights, features and in-depth analysis from award-winning journalists. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
About Major League Baseball Productions:
Major League Baseball Productions is the Emmy award-winning television and video production division of Major League Baseball and the official video archivists of the game. With unparalleled access to the Clubs and their players, Major League Baseball Productions produces original programming for growing audiences worldwide through its network specials, exclusive home videos, commercials and other specialty programming. For more information on Major League Baseball Productions, log on to www.MLBProductions.com.
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