Batting Practice to Debut on Friday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Secaucus, N.J., April 14, 2010 – Fans will get an inside look at pregame activities as MLB Network uses its Ballpark Cam system to produce Batting Practice, a 30-minute show featuring live footage from ballparks around Major League Baseball. MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger and Harold Reynolds will host the debut program on Friday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. ET and take viewers inside batting practice to watch and analyze position players warming up in batting cages and on the field. The show will also include live interviews on Ballpark Cam with players, managers, coaches and announcers.
MLB Network’s high-definition Ballpark Cam system is robotically controlled from MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, and cameras are currently installed in the dugout and centerfield locations at 13 MLB ballparks. The Ballpark Cams, used regularly for updates and pregame and post-game interviews within MLB Tonight, MLB Network’s live, nightly studio show, are being installed in remaining MLB ballparks throughout the 2010 season.
Batting Practice will air regularly on weeknights at 5:30 p.m. ET throughout the 2010 Championship Season, following MLB Network’s simulcast of MLB.com’s Fantasy 411 at 5:00 p.m. ET. MLB Tonight, the signature program of MLB Network during the regular season, airs live beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET until the final MLB game of the night ends each Monday through Friday, featuring live look-ins of games in progress, updates, highlights, reporting and analysis.