If you want to avoid the bowl games or if the NHL Winter Classic is in a weather delay which is highly possible, MLB Network gives you some counterprogramming with various season reviews such as a look at the American League, National League, pitching, the season awards and other shows. Bob Costas will be a big part of it along with insider Tom Verducci. Other MLB Network personnel to take part include host Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams.
Here’s the MLB Network announcement.
2010 MLB SEASON-IN-REVIEW SHOW FEATURED DURING MLB NETWORK’S NEW YEAR’S DAY PROGRAMMINGPrime 9 Marathon Begins December 31 at 11:00 p.m. ETSecaucus, NJ, December 30, 2010 – As 2011 begins, MLB Network will recap the 2010 Major League Baseball season on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET. MLB 2010: Year in Review will review the AL and NL regular seasons, the Postseason and World Series, as well as the 2010 MLB award winners and stat leaders. MLB Network’s Bob Costas and Tom Verducci will also provide analysis and commentary on the “Year of the Pitcher,” including the six no-hitters that were thrown and the emergence of Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg; the breakout rookie years of San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward; the retirements of 13-time All-Star Ken Griffey Jr. and World Champion managers Bobby Cox, Cito Gaston, Joe Torre and Lou Piniella; and the passing of Hall of Famers and baseball legends, including Bob Feller, Robin Roberts, George M. Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, Mitch Williams and Matt Vasgersian will also reveal their “all MLB team,” selecting the top player at each position from the 2010 season.Leading up to MLB 2010: Year in Review, MLB Network will air a marathon of MLB Productions’ Prime 9 beginning on Friday, December 31 at 11:00 p.m. ET through January 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET, ranking the all-time top nine in a variety of categories, including the best managers, bloopers, trades, centerfielders, and rotations.
And that will do it.