Hard to believe, but MLB’s 2012 season is about to unfold while most of America is asleep. The “Gloops Japan Opening Series 2012” (yes, “Gloops” is the title sponsor) starts Weds and ends Thursday when the Athletics and Seattle Mariners play at the Tokyo Dome.
But, many have asked when and where on the dial they can watch the game. Here’s the lowdown:
Live on ROOT SPORTS:
For you late nighters in the Pacific NW, the games will be broadcast live on ROOT SPORTS NW at 3:10am PT (28th) and 2:10am PT (29th).
MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV:
For those outside of the Pacific NW that have MLB Extra Innings, or MLB.TV you can watch the game live via the ROOTS SPORTS NW feed. Game times the same as live (6:10am ET for Weds, 5:10am ET on Thurs.). The games will be blacked out on MLB Network in the Mariners’ home television territory.
MLB Network will televise both contests on tape delay, with the first game airing on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT and the second game on Thursday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT. In addition, each game will re-air the same day at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. MLB Network will televise ROOT Sports’ feed of both games, which will be available on MLB Network in the Athletics’ home television territory. The games will be blacked out on MLB Network in the Mariners’ home television territory.
Per MLB, the Japan Series will be available in Canada on Bell TV via the Extra Innings package live. The series is also available on Rogers’ Extra Innings offering, which is part of the Super Sports Pak and is available to Rogers subscribers, as well as subscribers to the following providers: Access, Bragg, Cogeco, Compton, Execulink, Kincardine, Shaw, Source, Videotron, Westman.
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