TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON MLB NETWORK THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 1:00 P.M. ET
MLB Network’s Bob Costas and Jim Kaat to Call the Game with Sam Ryan Reporting
Award-Winning Actor Ray Liotta to Narrate Game Introduction
Secaucus, N.J., October 2, 2013 – MLB Network will exclusively televise Game Two of the National League Division Series featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Sam Ryan on the game call this Friday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET, live from Busch Stadium.
The telecast will be available across the country exclusively on MLB Network, including in the Pittsburgh and St. Louis home TV territories. Local channel listings are available at www.FindMLBNetwork.com. MLB Network will exclusively televise a second LDS game on Monday, October 7.
Award-winning actor Ray Liotta (“Field of Dreams,” “Goodfellas”) will narrate a special opening segment for MLB Network’s two LDS game telecasts on October 4 and 7. Filmed over two days earlier this month at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, the opening brings video of Postseason contenders Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Dustin Pedroia, Yasiel Puig, Justin Verlander and Adam Wainwright to life on the famous baseball diamond with the same rotoscope technology that was used to create MLB Network’s 2012 Emmy Award-winning opening “The Scrapbook.”
MLB Network will employ innovative 4K (Ultra HD) and X-Mo camera technology to provide dramatically increased resolution and clarity to replays aired during its LDS game telecasts. MLB Network previously used both technologies during its coverage of the 2013 World Baseball Classic and MLB Network Showcase game productions.
MLB Network will air 165 hours of coverage of the 2013 Postseason, including previews, highlights, analysis, interviews and press conferences across all of its studio programming. MLB Tonight presented by Bacardi will air live before and after every Postseason game, with reporters on-site at each ballpark. Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and longtime Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson will serve as in-studio guest analysts on MLB Tonight during the LDS.
MLB Network will keep its social media followers updated with the latest news, quotes, interview clips and breakdowns using #MLBTonight, #Postseason and #WorldSeries through its presence on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can also stay up to date by following MLB Network’s on-air personalities on Twitter.