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MLB Network showing Triple-A games

Posted on: April 12, 2011 1:04 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:54 am

By C. Trent Rosecrans

MLB Network isn't just show MLB games, as the channel announced that it'll show 10 Triple-A games this year, including the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 13 from Salt Lake City.

The first game is a week from today, when the Twins' Triple-A affiliate visits Buffalo (Mets) in a day game.

The rest of the games:

• Monday, April 25, 12:05 p.m. ET, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies) at Buffalo Bisons
• Tuesday, May 3, 11:05 a.m. ET, Durham Bulls (Rays) at Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
• Wednesday, May 11, 11:05 a.m. ET, Indianapolis Indians at Durham Bulls
• Monday, May 16, 10:35 a.m. ET, Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers) at Gwinnett Braves (Braves)
• Wednesday, May 18, 12:05 p.m. ET, Louisville Bats (Reds) at Durham Bulls
• Monday, June 6, 12:05 p.m. ET, Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox) at Durham Bulls
• Thursday, June 9, 10:35 a.m. ET, Louisville Bats at Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)
• Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 p.m. ET, Triple-A All-Star Game
• Tuesday, August 2, 12:05 p.m. ET, Buffalo Bisons at Rochester Red Wings

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Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:02 pm

MLB Network showing Triple-A games

This is great news for baseball. I have been saying that MLB is missing one of its best assets, minor league prospects. Think of the popularity of the NFL and NBA drafts. The minor leagues are the college equilivent for baseball, and it is encouraging to see that MLB is realizing it.
I was truly miffed last year when I had gotten held up and missed the start of the Futures Game. It was not reshown even ONCE that I could find. If I were running MLB Network, I would have rebroadcast that 1000 times. Everyone these days is looking for the next big thing, and MLB has ignored that for too long. That and the AAA and AA All-Star games would be great to show.

It is great to see that they are moving ahead on this front.

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