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:
Digital – sportsnet.ca
Ahead of the All-Star Futures Game, sportsnet.ca 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 sportsnet.ca 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
Radio – Sportsnet 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