For the First Time, MLB Network Analysts Will Hit the Road in Arizona and Florida For Spring Training
MLB Tonight, MLB Network’s Signature Studio Show, Returns Monday, March 5
Intentional Talk, with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose, Will Visit Five Camps in Arizona March 12-16
Secaucus, N.J., February 15, 2012 – With pitchers and catchers reporting this weekend, MLB Network today announced that MLB Network analysts will hit the road for the first time for 30 Clubs in 30 Days starting on Monday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. ET, with hour-long features on each of the 30 Major League clubs previewing the 2012 season. Former MLB players and MLB Network analysts Sean Casey, Al Leiter, Kevin Millar, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz and Mitch Williams will report from all of the 30 Spring Training camps throughout Arizona and Florida conducting interviews with players, managers, coaches and others associated with each club. MLB Tonight, MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning signature studio show, returns on Monday, March 5 live at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The new season of 30 Clubs in 30 Days, presented by Kingsford Charcoal, will continue to provide fans with the most extensive coverage of each club before Opening Day with field reports, interviews, predictions and inside access to every club’s training camp. The series will include segments breaking down each club’s offseason moves, a look at projected lineups and pitching rotations and previews of top prospects for the 2012 season and beyond.
Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions for MLB Network analysts to ask players and managers during the series via #30Clubs30Days on Twitter and Facebook. One fan-submitted question will be included in each episode. MLB Network has also launched its first-ever page on Tumblr, which will be updated throughout Spring Training with photos, videos, quotes and information from 30 Clubs in 30 Days and Intentional Talk.
Starting next week, MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Matt Vasgersian and Matt Yallof will travel to 14 camps throughout Arizona and Florida to cover the biggest storylines as clubs report to Spring Training, including Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson reporting to camp with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Yu Darvish joining the Texas Rangers, and Prince Fielder reporting with the Detroit Tigers. Reports will air in “Hot Stove” through the end of February.
MLB Network’s daily talk show Intentional Talk, hosted by Millar and Chris Rose, will also travel to Spring Training, visiting the Colorado Rockies’, Cleveland Indians’, Arizona Diamondbacks’, Texas Rangers’ and Los Angeles Dodgers’ camps in Arizona from March 12-16. Each show will focus on the hot topics and events of the day across MLB and include interviews with players and club personalities, interaction with fans on-site at Spring Training, and an on-screen ticker with the latest headlines and feedback from Twitter and Facebook.
The 2012 series of 30 Clubs in 30 Days begins with the Seattle Mariners, followed by other club episodes every day from March 5 through April 2. The complete on-air schedule of premiere dates for each episode of 30 Clubs in 30 Days is available here.