The MLB Network will be announcing the rosters for the World Baseball Classic which begins next week.
MLB NETWORK TO BROADCAST WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC TONIGHT ROSTER SPECIALON FEBRUARY 24 AT 6:00 P.M. ET
Broadcast to Include Interviews with Team USA Member David Wright,
Team Dominican Republic Member David Ortiz, Team Venezuela Member Magglio Ordoñez and Former Team USA Manager Buck Martinez
Secaucus, NJ – MLB Network will air the WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC TONIGHT ROSTER SPECIAL on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET, to announce the final rosters for the 2009 tournament. The one-hour special will include interviews with special guests featuring participating players David Wright of the New York Mets, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox and Magglio Ordoñez of the Detroit Tigers as well as Buck Martinez, who managed Team USA in the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006. The 2009 World Baseball Classic is the premier international baseball tournament, which will take place from March 5 to March 23, 2009.
MLB Network’s WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC TONIGHT ROSTER SPECIAL
will reveal the final rosters for each of the participating teams, which will feature the best players in the world competing for their home countries and territories. MLB Network on-air talent Victor Rojas, Barry Larkin, Harold Reynolds and special analyst, former Major League Baseball player Alex Gonzalez, will provide detailed information and commentary regarding the 2009 players, teams and brackets. Coverage will also include special footage of players and a recap of the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006. MLB Network will televise 16 World Baseball Classic games along with a nightly studio show titled World Baseball Classic Tonight, dedicated to the world’s premier international baseball tournament.
“We’re looking forward to the start of the World Baseball Classic, and this roster special is exactly the type of in-depth coverage this global event deserves,” said Tony Petitti, President and Chief Executive Officer of MLB Network. “Between the 16 games we’ll show plus our nightly studio show, MLB Network will capture the excitement and cover the developments of the World Baseball Classic.”
The MLB Network will have extensive coverage of the WBC as mentioned in the release.