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    Just an FYI today Direct TV Launched MLB TV, Channel 213. They have been showing a Hot Stove Show and the replay of Don Larson's Perfect Game starting at 5:00 pm today.

    Some of the commercials from the Larson's game are terrific. Bob Costas is narrarating.


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    Re: MLB TV

    Been watching off and on all day since it launched at 6pm. Love this channel already. I may be in the minority but baseball season can not come soon enough for me.



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    Re: MLB TV

    So what will it do during the regular season? Show a random game, or be like MLB.TV where you get to pick one to watch?



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    I love baseball and I can't wait for Spring Training to start. This channel is going to be great. With so many baseball games each day I hope they get to carry some quality games.


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    Re: MLB TV

    I have Dish Network... Sounds like we won't be getting this channel any time soon.



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    Re: MLB TV

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    I love baseball and I can't wait for Spring Training to start. This channel is going to be great. With so many baseball games each day I hope they get to carry some quality games.
    I think they said they will only air 24 or 27 live games this season.



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    That is too bad. With so many games I would think it would be too much to ask to show to live games a week or something like that. Good news is there is always baseball on somewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    That is too bad. With so many games I would think it would be too much to ask to show to live games a week or something like that. Good news is there is always baseball on somewhere.
    MLB package on direct TV is fantastic.



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    Re: MLB TV

    I have DISH, but as long as the Cards are still on FoxMW, I will be a happy man.



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    Re: MLB TV

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    So what will it do during the regular season? Show a random game, or be like MLB.TV where you get to pick one to watch?
    I read somewhere that during the season their calling card is going to be a 3 to 4 hour long live, in-studio show on weeknights. It will start with the first games on the East Coast & continue on throughout the night as games are going on across the country. Think something like Baseball Tonight with live updates from all of the games that are going on except the show will be on all night long.

    If they play their cards right, this network could be huge among hard-core baseball fans. I can barely even watch ESPN's baseball coverage anymore b/c it's for the most part just a Yankees-Red Sox lovefest. A dedicated network like this could really be an effective marketing tool for all of the teams, not just the ones in major markets.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny25 View Post
    Been watching off and on all day since it launched at 6pm. Love this channel already. I may be in the minority but baseball season can not come soon enough for me.
    Two months til Spring Training games......



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    Why does DirectTV have to keep trying to lure me in, this is the way to my heart. I am guessing the show discussed above will be similar to the live show on XM during the games, would be cool.


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    Re: MLB TV

    Looks like Comcast has it as well, is this an HD channel on DirectTV?

    MLB Network Launches January 1, 2009 | MLB Network: Home


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    Re: MLB TV

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    Looks like Comcast has it as well, is this an HD channel on DirectTV?

    MLB Network Launches January 1, 2009 | MLB Network: Home
    Yes, it is.


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    Re: MLB TV

    The rebroadcast of the Larsen game was pretty cool. Just some random observations:

    * Apparently Gillette was the only company that advertised during the broadcast (except for one ad I saw for PaperMate pens)

    * Like most perfect games/no-hitters, there were a couple of dramatic moments that made things exciting. Mantle made a pretty sweet running catch in the insanely large left-center gap of old Yankee Stadium. Duke Snider crushed a ball that went just foul down the right field line early in the game. And Jackie Robinson was apparently retired on weird play in the first inning, but the footage from the first inning was missing.

    * It was pretty amazing to see/hear Vin Scully calling the game. The guy was working a game in the 1956 World Series and he's still going strong for the Dodgers.



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