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The new MLB Network

Postby cardiackidz » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:19 am

whats everyones thoughts on the MLB Network channel that debuts on Jan 1?
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:15 am

If it's anything like the NFL Network I'll never watch it.....
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby cardiackidz » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:48 pm

well one thing right off the bat thats better then the NFL version is MLB is on everyones cable and satellite providers
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby GhostofTedCox » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:02 pm

I'm greatly looking forward to this. I always wondered why MLB didn't have a tv network long ago. Baseball has far more year round conversation than football.

My biggest fear is that they would think MLB includes only NY and Boston. If I need news on those teams I can just tune in ESPN. :s_bored
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby cardiackidz » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:09 pm

i agree. if its as good as im hoping, i wont have to ever watch espn and that shitty ass baseball tonight. which really is sad because that show used to be great.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:26 pm

I am really looking forward to this. If the shows are solid, then I may never watch ESPN again considering I only watched that station to see Baseball Tonight.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby cardiackidz » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:36 pm

i agree espn loves the yankees red sox in baseball the knicks celtics in the nba and the patriots cowboys and the giants in the nfl. im so tired of all that shit thats why im praying that the mlb network is good. i like the nba network but i cant tell you about the nfl network because i live outside of chicago and its not available in my area.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby npc29 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:43 pm

Yeah I'm hoping this is a fresh alternative to ESPN and Baseball Tonight. It started falling off when HR left and now look who the MLB Network has, HR.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby GhostofTedCox » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:19 pm

Here's a red flag. I checked out the first week schedule. It's highlighted with "Red Sox Memories" - a 5-part series featuring the greatest players, teams,and moments from Red Sox history. I can hardly wait.

I'm OK with this if they have "Devil Rays Memories" too. (But I won't watch either.)
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby cardiackidz » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:07 pm

that is a big red flag.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby npc29 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:38 pm

Well... I'd give them a break early on. It will probably take a while to build up some more original programming.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby Hermie13 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:07 am

Yeah it's gonna have it's kinks to work out at the start.

Kinda like a new restaurant......wait a while til the cooks and waitresses get used to things before you go.....or else you're likely to get burned food and crappy service.....
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby GhostofTedCox » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:21 pm

Early impressions,,,,
I guess I'm a little disappointed. MLB Network looks great. Great studio & graphics. But I don't see a lot of original programming yet. Some stuff has been re-cycled and re-packaged. The Hot Stove Report seems like too much fluff, not enough details.

How about talking with a beat reporter?
How about a feature on a minor league prospect of the week?
How about a Cooperstown show?
Fantasy league report?

Let's get creative.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:30 am

I think in time it will get better. With a new network, not all the bells and whistles will come out at once. I'd expect once spring training gets underway the network will be up and running for 6 weeks or so and ready to roll. Sorta a dead period too right now with baseball news.
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Re: The new MLB Network

Postby cardiackidz » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:39 am

i agree their, is just nothing to really talk about right now. i think once the season starts it will be better then ESPN.
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