Sportsnet has the 83rd Midsummer Classic on Tuesday

I don’t know why the MLB All Star Game is my favourite all star/exhibition event of the year. Maybe its because of the prestige of being the first of its kind. Or maybe because it could mean one more home game in October for my Red Sox. Or maybe just because there is never anything else on TV the second Tuesday of July (even this year it is a rest day at the Tour de France). The 83rd edition of the MLB All Star Game will air on Sportsnet and Fox on Tuesday night beginning at 7:30pm ET. Sportsnet will also have the Home Run Derby on Monday night. Here is their press release.

Sportsnet swings for the fences at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City as baseball’s best and brightest stars gather for the 83rd MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, Pacific and ONE.

Coverage kicks off on Tuesday with a special 30-minute MLB All-Star Preview Show as Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell and analyst Gregg Zaun set the stage for the Midsummer Classic. Barry Davis will join the show from Kansas City alongside MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal and other special guests.

Sportsnet’s coverage of the MLB All Star festivities gets underway on Sunday, July 8 with the annual MLB All-Star Futures Game at 5 p.m. ET / 2p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE, which will feature Blue Jays prospect Anthony Gose. The celebration continues on Monday with coverage of the highly anticipated Home Run Derby at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific. Campbell and Zaun tee up the Derby with a 30-minute preview show at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT featuring a must-see two-part feature on storied Major League outfielder Ron LeFlore. Part two of the feature will air during the MLB All-Star Preview Show on Tuesday.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder – and the American League Player of the month for June – Jose Bautista will be front and centre in Kansas City, representing the team at both the Home Run Derby and as a starter for the AL in the All-Star Game.

Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s MLB All-Star Game coverage on digital and radio platforms:

Ahead of the All-Star Futures Game, profiles the lone Canadian to participate, pitcher Kyle Lotzkar

Fans can participate in ranking polls and vote for their favourite All-Stars in mid-season awards, including American and National League MVP’s, Cy Young award and more

Home Run Derby chat to be hosted by blogger Tao of Stieb
Also during the Home Run Derby, fans can stay connected in real-time to the buzz on the field with the “What Players are Tweeting” page
Shi Davidi provides updates and features from the centre of the action in Kansas City

RadioSportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN
Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN will broadcast the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, including a nightly pre-game show hosted by Mark Kestecher alongside reporters John Rooney and Peter Pascarelli starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on both Monday and Tuesday night
Baseball Central @ Noon, hosted by Sam Cosentino and Dirk Hayhurst, will provide All-Star recaps, analysis and guest interviews

5 thoughts on “Sportsnet has the 83rd Midsummer Classic on Tuesday

  1. I like the MLB All-Star Game too and will usually watch the festivities whereas I for the most part skip other All-Star games in other sports. The MLB event just has a real feel that it’s a celebration of the game.

    I assume Sportsnet is going to use the MLB International feed again for their coverage? I guess this allows them to show everything while Fox goes to commercial during the performing of a certain national anthem. I’ve usually ended up watching Fox anyway since I’ve found their HD picture to be better than Sportsnet’s. And I will admit I find Fox, although very gimmicky and the fact that they employ Tim McCarver, does give these events more of a big game feel than the MLB-I feed does which is more a no frills broadcast.

    • And P.S.,
      What’s the over/under on how many times ESPN’s Chris Berman will say “back back back back back back” on potential home-run balls during the Derby on Monday?

  2. Berman is just an absolute a-hole, retirement can’t come soon enough for this moron. He ruins NFL Countdown, is a dial changer doing any golf ESPN has (U.S. Open, British Open) and is just useless during the Home Run Derby. If you follow they rip him quite often, great website for all things media.

  3. I used to like Chris Berman… when ESPN’s pregame show used to be known as “NFL Gameday” and during the 18 year run of “NFL Primetime”. Now, I find his schticks to be absolutely annoying. This morning when I woke up, I was listening to the Team 1200 morning show with JR & Steve. First thing that gets played when the show opens is “BACK! BACK! BACK! BACK! BACK! GONE!”. First thing JR said today was “I don’t try to be negative, but Chris Berman ruined the Homerun Derby for me.” or something like that. This got played again during the second segment of the show. :-||

    Also Darren, Berman is calling the San Diego @ Oakland game on Monday Night Football this year. Hopefully you are able to receive a quality radio signal or two that is picking up the SD-OAK game and hopefully there is no delay between the play on the field and the radio station you tune into that is picking up the game.

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