Before the Yankees-Mets game on Sunday, TBS will have the exclusive announcement of the MLB All-Star Game rosters in a special pregame show at noon ET. Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley, Cal Ripken, Jr. and David Wells will be on hand for the announcements. They’ll be joined via satellite by the All-Star Game managers, Ron Washington of the American League’s Texas Rangers and Bruce Bochy of the National League’s San Francisco Giants.
Following the Selection Show, TBS has Yankees-Mets to end Interleague play for this year. Here’s what TBS is saying about the MLB All-Star Game Selection Show and the action that follows the roster announcements.
Sunday MLB on TBS features Yankees @ Mets at 1 p.m. (ET)
The 2011 American League and National League MLB All-Star teams will be revealed exclusively on TBS on Sunday, July 3rd at Noon (ET) during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Selection Show. Host Matt Winer will be joined by analysts Dennis Eckersley, Cal Ripken and David Wells to make the announcements and provide analysis on the selections. The show also will feature interviews with All-Star Game managers Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers and Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants.
The 2011 MLB All-Star Game will be held at Chase Field in Phoenix on Tuesday, July 12th. The American and National League All-Star Teams will have eight starters elected via the fan balloting program. The pitchers and reserves for both squads will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by All-Star managers Washington and Bochy, in conjunction with Major League Baseball.
Following the show, “Sunday MLB on TBS” will continue at 1 p.m. (ET) when Jose Reyes and the New York Mets host their cross-town rivals Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Freddy Garcia is scheduled to start for the Yankees against the Mets’ probable starter R.A. Dickey. Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst) will call the action.
“Sunday MLB on TBS” includes match-ups on TBS every Sunday afternoon throughout the regular season. Beginning in October TBS will once again provide exclusive coverage of the four Division Series and the National League Championship Series (NLCS).
TBS has served as the exclusive home of Major League Baseball’s Division Series (DS) and one League Championship Series (LCS) since 2007, has broadcasted MLB games for more than 30 years and was home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977-2007.
SUNDAY MLB ON TBS SCHEDULE:
Sun., July 3 12 p.m. (ET) 2011 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Matt Winer (host), Dennis Eckersley (analyst), Cal Ripken (analyst) and David Wells (analyst) 1 p.m. (ET) New York Yankees @ New York Mets Announcers: Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst)
SUNDAY MLB ON TBS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Sun., July 10 1:30 p.m. (ET) Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies Announcers: Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst) Sun., July 17 1:00 p.m. (ET) Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Dennis Eckersley (analyst)
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