MLB Names Studios After Robinson, Ruth

Dec 5, 2008  •  Post A Comment

MLB Network is naming its studios in honor of baseball legends Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth.
The new channel’s Studio 42, a nod to the uniform number worn by Mr. Robinson, baseball’s first African-American player, is a half-scale baseball field that the network’s ex-player analysts will use for demonstrations.
Studio 3, named for Yankees star Ruth’s number, will be the home of the nightly studio show, “MLB Tonight.” It features 62 video displays, including a 30 by 7 foot rear projection screen and a touch screen, as well as lighting that can replicate the feel of both day and night games.
“Our studios are designed first and foremost to be versatile, since we’re doing so many hours of live programming each night,” Tony Petitti, president and CEO of MLB Network, said in a statement. “But we also wanted to make sure they were visually appealing and featured the very best in technology.”
MLB Network is set to launch Jan. 1 with 50 million homes signed up.
MLB Network also said that former Major League pitcher Dan Plesac will join the roster for “MLB Tonight.” Mr. Plesac has been a studio analyst at Comcast Sportsnet Chicago.
(Editor: Baumann)

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