Mitch "The Wild Thing" Williams is coming
to the MLB Network on January 1.
MLB Network announced today that former Major League Baseball pitcher Mitch Williams has joined their on-air personality roster as a Studio Analyst, as well former CBS College Sports veteran Greg Amsinger as a Studio Host. Also, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated and SI.com was officially announced as a “Baseball Insider.”
All three will appear on MLB Tonight, the live, nightly studio show that will be the signature program of the new network, and Hot Stove, a live, nightly off-season studio show, as well as other programming across MLB Network, which will launch on January 1, 2009.
MLB Network will be launching to 50 million households, the largest cable channel launch in history. It will be available on channel 213 on DirecTV, and channel 86 for Verizon FiOS subscribers (other channel selections, such as Cablevision, and Bright House are starting to surface).
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