MLB Network Debuts Today…

On January 1st at 6:00 pm est, Major League Baseball will launch the MLB Network into approximately 50 million homes making it the largest network debut in cable history.

I for one am personally excited about this. A station that covers America’s Pastime around-the-clock is true nirvana for any baseball fan. Here is everything you need to know about the MLB Network courtesy of

  • MLB Network will launch on January 1, 2009 at 6:00pm EST with the debut episode of Hot Stove, followed by the original broadcast of Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series
  • MLB Network will air 26 live games throughout the season
  • MLB Tonight is the live, nightly studio show that will be the signature program of the new network
    • The show will air live beginning at 6:00 p.m. Eastern until the final MLB game of the night ends between Monday and Saturday
    • The show will feature live look-ins of games in progress, updates, highlights, reporting and analysis.
  • Hot Stove is the live, nightly off-season studio show and will feature news, reports, and analysis of the moves clubs are making and planning in preparation for the upcoming season
    • The show will air during the off-season at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday
    • Prime 9 is the countdown program which will air throughout each week. Each program will breakdown the all-time top nine examples of its subject matter
On-Air Talent:
  • Studio Hosts: Matt Vasgersian, Victor Rojas
  • Analysts: Al Leiter, Joe Magrane, Harold Reynolds
  • Reporters: Trenni Kusnierek, Hazel Mae

Where to find:

  • Time Warner New York – Channel 174
  • Direct TV – Channel 213

For everyone else, use the channel locator provided by

I hope everyone enjoys the debut of the MLB Network, I know I will

Happy New Year to everyone!!!


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