…the MLB Network launched yesterday with a Bud Selig address to nearly 50 million households, which was the largest ever in cable network history. After that, there were news segments, including the Hot Stove report, an inteview with J-Roll, and the actual perfect game from the 1956 World Series, including live commentary from Don Larsen and Yogi Berra.
The studio is located in the former MSNBC studios in Secaucus, N.J. It cost MLB an estimated $50 million to set up, including the hiring of the personnel for the network.
I’m looking forward to getting the MLB Network on my cable. I just need to convince my wife it’s worth the money (and she’ll probably ask for the NFL Network as well).