The World Series Is Truly Global With An International Audience
The joke about the World Series is that it’s not truly a World’s Championship since it involves teams from the United States. Only in 1992 and 1993 did the World Series turn international when the Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back. Anyway, MLB says a worldwide audience will tune into the World Series as more than 200 countries will have access to the games. And Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will not be leashed on the entire globe which is a good thing.
The MLB International production of the World Series will be called by Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe. We have the MLB press release.
Baseball Fans in More Than 200 Countries and Territories
Around the World Enjoy Postseason Action
Commentators Rick Sutcliffe and Gary Thorne to Announce World Series
Major League Baseball International (MLBI) has partnered with 57 broadcasters to showcase the 2010 postseason, including all four Division Series, both League Championship Series and the Fall Classic in 18 languages and in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
MLB International will produce an independent broadcast of the World Series featuring commentators Rick Sutcliffe and Gary Thorne. Additionally, broadcasters from ESPN International (worldwide), Fox Sports (Latin America), Rogers Sportsnet (Canada), Guangdong (China), WAPA (Puerto Rico), UTS (Curacao), NHK and TV Tokyo (Japan), Televisa (Mexico), CDN (Dominican Republic) and Medcom and TVN (Panama) will be on site at the World Series.
In addition, more than one million United States and Canadian Armed Forces personnel stationed around the world and aboard U.S. Naval ships-at-sea will be able to watch the games via the American Forces Network and the Canadian Armed Forces Network.
And that will be the last release I’ll post for a bit. I have to leave the office early.