MLB Network today announced that current MLB players Kevin Millar, Carlos Pena and Aaron Boone will serve as guest analysts on MLB Tonight as the network plans for 100 hours of live postseason coverage throughout the month of October. MLB Network will provide extended coverage today, October 6, with Path to the Pennant: Postseason Preview at 4:00 p.m. ET and following the Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins division tiebreaker.
Guest analysts will begin October 7 through 9 with Millar, first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, who was part of the 2004 Boston Red Sox that won the team’s first World Series in 86 years. Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Pena, who faced the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 World Series, will appear on MLB Tonight October12 and 13 and Houston Astros third baseman Boone, who hit one of the most memorable home runs in MLB Postseason history as part of the 2003 New York Yankees, will appear from October 19-21.
MLB Tonight will feature daily one- and two-hour pre-game shows analyzing all of the day’s games. Following every game, MLB Network will feature Path to the Pennant with highlights, updates and press conference coverage and lead into MLB Tonight which will recap the day’s events and preview all the games ahead from MLB Network’s Studio 3 with MLB Network reporters on-site with each club for player interviews and behind-the-scenes updates. On off-days during the postseason, MLB Tonight will come on for two hours starting at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Throughout the month, MLB Network will air episodes of All-Time Games to complement the Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series. During the Division Series, MLB Network will air some of the great All-Time Division Series games, including the Marlins walk-off win against the Giants in Game Three of the 2003 N.L.D.S. During the League Championship Series, MLB Network will feature some of the All-Time League Championship Series games, including Aaron Boone’s walk-off home run for the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox in Game Seven of the 2003 A.L.C.S. During the World Series, MLB Network will feature some of the great All-Time World Series games, including the Tigers clinching victory against the Padres in Game Five of the 1984 World Series and the entire 1969 World Series between the Orioles and Mets. Beginning on Thursday, October 8, MLB Network will also air every episode of World Series Highlights beginning with 1943 and running chronologically for three weeks through the 1999 World Series.
“We are very excited to welcome Kevin, Carlos and Aaron into our studios to gain their unique perspectives on postseason baseball,” said MLB Network President and CEO Tony Petitti. “As we enter our first postseason, we want to be the fans’ destination before and after each game. We’ll take the time to go in depth into the day’s stories and showcase some of the game’s most memorable postseason moments with All-Time Games and World Series Highlights.”
Source: MLB Network
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